Equestrian Exercises


Walking lunges with rotation.

Improve Coordination & “All the Things”

Walking lunges with rotation.

Once you see all the benefits of this walking lunge, you’ll be working it in everywhere you go. This one exercise “does it all.” In the saddle you’ll find better coordination, concentration, balance, strength and mobility. So let’s get started! Stand holding your object (fly spray jug, water bucket, weighted ball, etc.) with your arms at 90 degrees to your body and poll engaged – but keeping your upper body relaxed. Take a lunge step and check that your hips are equal before moving to your rotation. Then turn right, go center, then left, back to center, before dipping and moving on to the next lunge. Allow your body time to balance and adjust. If you need it, take time to pause between each step. You’ll be amazed at how quickly you’ll improve from room-to-room and in the saddle!

Enjoy this week’s video below:

Improve Coordination & “All the Things”

Remember to keep your upper body relaxed!



Happy Riding!


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About Me:

Hi! I’m Tonya. I’m a Physical Therapist, human and equine functional anatomy expert, business owner, and horsewoman. I have a passion for horses, and in my younger years, the barn became a haven to escape the pressures of the outside world.

A path to becoming a veterinarian to work with horses evolved into a desire to connect human movement to people’s relationships with their horses. I ultimately chose physical therapy to help riders see themselves as athletes and show them how to be the best athletes for their horses.

I live in St. Petersburg, Florida, where I own and run Centaur Physical Therapy.

Every week, I will share a Thursday Tip…

which will be an easy exercise for equestrian riders to practice almost anywhere and anytime. These exercises will help improve your strength and mobility as an equestrian.

Join us next week for another easy exercise you can do at home, the barn, or anywhere you are comfortable!

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As an equestrian rider, it can be hard to find exercises that we can practice off the horse that will help our strength in the saddle. I’ve put together a series of seven steps you can take to improve your balance, body awareness, and posture in the saddle. Check it out!


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