When it comes to my fitness I relate everything back to being a strong rider. Most every exercise is picked for a specific purpose in regards to being a better horseman.
For example, I took a traditional seated overhead press made it more challenging by doing the movement on a box with no back support. By removing the back support I know have to stabilize in my trunk much more (it’s actually really challenging!)
This is crucial for riders because controlling our trunk is one of the most important things we can do. Trunk control means you can deliberately move your hips in a way to cue your horse. Trunk control also means being able to stabilize and protect your spine.
If you’re wanting to try this exercise, start with light weight! I’m only using 15 pounds and that was plenty challenging. I would also start with 3 sets of 10 reps and then adjust accordingly.
If you have any questions please feel free to message me!
ALL animals are naturally curious and playful.
And if it’s a young mammal — there will be lots of chewing, nipping and an overall tendency to being mouthy! 😄
Artax is still young with his 3 years and he is a very strong stallion on top of that, so (if you believe what is being said on this topic) he can potentially become a bit overbearing.
What I “do” to keep things from becoming uncomfortable or even risky for me, is I harness my energy.
No wiggling with anything necessary to make him step backwards or such; no use of exaggerated body language required; no need to offer a different object or exercise for him to focus on to let go of me.
I am joyful, clear and at peace inside, and this is what allows me to communicate where my boundaries are while still allowing him to explore and play and be physically close to me.
[Apologies for the bad video quality - the camera I have bought for my YouTube channel ages ago is *still* waiting to be used! 🤦🏻♀️]
Okay no stirrup November, I’ll raise you one. No saddle November 👊💪🐎. Actually I just left my saddle at the other barn and didn’t have much of a choice if I wanted to ride and well, of course I did 😂
Glad @4groos agreed to ride with us in the windy rain 🙌🏼.
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Un’ode all’eleganza del cavallo
Forse lo avete riconosciuto, questo abito fa parte dell’ultima collezione autunno inverno 2018 di Attic and Barn.
Un privilegio poter indossare il nuovo arrivato in casa Longines con un’abito così: un tripudio di colori e stampe di cavalli al galoppo che si abbinano perfettamente all’eleganza classica della nuova collezione #LonginesRecord .
Questi segnatempo straordinari integrano una spirale in silicio dalle proprietà uniche, resistente ed insensibile alle variazioni di temperatura, e vantano il certificato di cronometria rilasciato dal Controllo Ufficiale Svizzero dei Cronometri #COSC , con l’ambizione di diventare la punta di diamante del marchio.
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I remember this girl.
She was bold, brave and unapologetic. Her passion burned bright and nothing got in the way of her dreams.
Somewhere along the way, life happened. She slipped along her path, trying to please everyone else and no longer putting herself first.
I miss that girl. And now I’m fighting like hell to get her back. Because that girl was fire, a force to be reckoned with.
We’ve all been there: we’re on top of the world and then it keeps turning like it always does and we falter. And that’s ok, but it’s how long we stay there. And how hard we fight to get back to the top.
And right now, I’m fighting to be that girl again. And fighting to even be better.
So sis, I see you. I see you fighting and I encourage you to keep going. It’s so hard I know, I’m right there too! And we’ll get there, together we’ll make this happen.
Have a good Monday folks, and keep fighting to be the person you’ve always dreamed of.
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