Yoga for Riders

Yoga for Riders

Looking for something to mix up your winter routine? I signed up for a series of free Yoga for Riders classes. These short (10-minute) videos are a great way to start your day or when you need a break from sitting at your desk. The focus is on postural awareness, opening up your chest, shoulders […]

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More Calories Needed

Freedom too skinny

Last weekend we had some fabulous warm weather. I got a long over due ride and the horses enjoyed basking in the sun, rolling in the mud and not wearing their blankets. However, when I removed Freedom’s blanket, I noticed he’d gotten a bit ribby. It’s hard for him to hold his weight in the […]

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A Kite on a String

Freedom in the sun

On my Facebook feed I keep seeing posts about the 100 miles a month challenge. Maybe you’ve seen them too? The idea is that over the course of a month you walk a hundred miles with your horse. Not riding at a walk, but walking with your horse. The goal is to develop partnership, help […]

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Dressage in Infrared. Way Cool!

Dressage in Infrared

Check out the heat patterns on this horse while performing a variety of dressage movements. The horse‚Äôs body surface emits infrared radiation that can be detected by an infrared camera, which is both easy and inexpensive to use. The camera produces a coloured image that shows the variation in surface temperature across the area investigated. […]

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Active Sitting — Even at Work

Ariel QOR360 Chair

As equestrians, we probably are more aware of the concept of “active sitting” than most people. When you sit on a horse, your core is engaged, you are responding to movement and your muscles constantly contract and balance you. Then you go to work, or home, and — if you’re like me — you sit. […]

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Happy New Year!

New Year's Resolution

Finally, a New Year’s resolution that I can embrace. I plan to spend more time with my horses and if I can’t ride (I’m very careful about winter footing now), I think we’ll go on walks together. I’ve just spent two weeks in “boot camp” with my daughter who pushed me to make my 10,000 […]

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