Control Your Pelvis in the Saddle
Do you know if you drop your shoulder and collapse your side when you raise your hip? This is a great exercise to test how your upper body is working in coordination with your pelvis. You can use any kind of chair or something to sit on and if you happen to have a large mirror – or one at the gym – this is the time to use it. Start sitting in the center of your chair with your feet flat and your poll engaged. Shoulders down. Place your hands on your hips. Raise one hip. What does your upper body do? Do your shoulders stay even? What does your ribcage do? Now try the other side. Be sure to practice this one! Next week we’ll get more challenging.
Enjoy this week’s video below:
Control Your Pelvis For Better Posture
Remember to keep your upper body relaxed!
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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.
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