Core Strengthening for Riders – Part 1 What is your core anyway and where is it?

Is it a New Year’s Resolution to be stronger, fitter and a better rider?  Or maybe you are told you need an independent seat or better balance.  Maybe you have been told you need a longer leg or looser hips to swing with the horses motion.

So much of these issues stem from your core strength, or lack of it.  And do you know what your core is?  Well, it isn’t the sixpack of pretty ab muscles!!!  It is the stablizer underneath and even with a strong core you don’t necessarily have a flat stomach.

One of my students, Lauren McGuire who has a masters degree in Phsyiotherapy and is an FEI dressage rider, worked with me on a few videos to give riders some simple straight forward exercises they can do to help you be a better rider.  Part 1 – explains what your core is and how to engage it.

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