More Engagement, More Control
Torso & Pelvic Stability
We’re continuing to build our core and pelvic control to keep you sitting equally and balanced in the saddle. Not only will you look AMAZING, you’ll be able to communicate more effectively with your horse. This week’s exercise takes a task we all know well! Called the farmer’s carry, you probably know it as “time to feed the horses” or “out of water” again. Stand with your feet equally weighted about hips-width apart. Use feed buckets or two of anything you happen to have that are easy to hold in your hands and have some weight. Engage your poll and walk forward … and backward. Make sure the area is clear first. You don’t want to trip! This exercise stabilizes all the muscles that control your pelvis. Take your time and be sure to breathe.
Enjoy this week’s video below:
Stabilize Your Torso for Better Communication
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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.
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!