Tune in to your seat bones… while you’re driving!
This week’s exercise can be practiced while sitting in your car.
Which side are you loading? Left or right? Practice maintaining an even loading of your seat bones while completing other tasks. This will help you give clear messaging to your horse while you are riding and focusing on multiple movements. The goal of this exercise is to increase your seat bone awareness and even out the pressure on your seat bones. All you need is a chair or a seat – preferably somewhere you can sit while doing other small tasks (SAFELY!) – like driving your car while running errands.
A tip for this exercise for equestrian riders: Your right side will most likely be more loaded initially (while driving).
Enjoy this week’s video below:
Seat Bone Awareness
Tune in to your seat bones while you’re in the car.
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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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