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#slomosunday captured yesterday at the @aus3de 🐎  Can you name this competitor competing at the Australian International 3 Day Event this weekend?  __ 🏇🏻🏋🏼‍♀️⚙️EQUESTRIAN BIOMECHANICS  www.equestrianbiomechanics.info __ #equestrianbiomechanics #equestrian #biomechanics #riderbiomechanics #horseriderphysio #equestrianphysio #riderposition #horseriderposition #horseriderposture #equestrianfitness #showjumping #dressage #eventing #riderfitness #horseriderexercises #aus3de
#slomosunday via @equestriancity Thanks for the tag in this one @equii.hayley 🙌🏻⁣ ⁣ Remember to tag @equestrianbiomechanics in any awesome slomo videos you might come across on Instagram! ⁣ ⁣ __⁣ 🏇🏻🏋🏼‍♀️⚙️EQUESTRIAN BIOMECHANICS ⁣ www.equestrianbiomechanics.info⁣ __⁣ #equestrianbiomechanics #equestrian #biomechanics #riderbiomechanics #horseriderphysio #equestrianphysio #riderposition #horseriderposition #horseriderposture #equestrianfitness #showjumping #dressage #eventing #riderfitness #horseriderexercises
🌟 THIS EXERCISE IS GOLD FOR RIDERS🌟⁣ ⁣ ✅ Improves balance⁣ ✅ Improves body awareness and control⁣ ✅ Improves eccentric quadriceps strength⁣ ✅ Improves core & postural strength⁣ ✅ Improves rising trot and two point positions⁣ ✅ Improves lower leg position⁣ ✅ Helps riders hinge from the knees instead of relying on stirrups in rise trot⁣ ⁣ 👉🏼 Try it for yourself! (Just don’t do it like the video on the left!) Use a mirror to make sure you are doing it correctly⁣ ⁣ 👉🏼 Try and keep your shoulders stacked over your hips throughout the rise! You should feel your quads and core working!⁣ ⁣ 👉🏼 Please note I’m still working on maintaining neutral pelvis!⁣ ⁣ __⁣ 🏇🏻🏋🏼‍♀️⚙️EQUESTRIAN BIOMECHANICS ⁣ www.equestrianbiomechanics.info⁣ __⁣ #equestrianbiomechanics #equestrian #biomechanics #riderbiomechanics #horseriderphysio #equestrianphysio #riderposition #horseriderposition #horseriderposture #equestrianfitness #showjumping #dressage #eventing #riderfitness #horseriderexercises
🌟The KNEE TO WALL TEST for horse riders🌟⁠ ⁠ ⁠ The Knee To Wall test is a great way to assess functional ankle mobility for horse riders.⁠ ⁠ 👉🏻⁠To perform the test:⁠ ⁠ ➡️Stand facing a wall⁠ ➡️Place the toes of one foot against the wall, and take a step backwards with the other leg.⁠ ➡️Push your knee forwards until it touches the wall. ⁠ ➡️See how far you can walk your foot backwards until your knee can no longer touch the wall.⁠ ➡️Check that your foot is perpendicular to the wall and your heel is down. Make sure your hips are facing forwards and you are not twisting your body or leg in any way.⁠ ➡️Record the maximum distance you’re able to achieve on both sides (measure from the wall to your big toe).⁠ ⁠ 👉🏻Less than 5cm is generally considered poor ankle mobility, up to 10cm is acceptable, and more than 10cm is good.⁠ ⁠ 👉🏻More importantly, you want to make sure that your mobility is EQUAL left and right which will ensure symmetrical shock absorption through the ankle joint.⁠ ⁠ ⁠  __⁠ 🏇🏻🏋🏼‍♀️⚙️EQUESTRIAN BIOMECHANICS ⁠ www.equestrianbiomechanics.info⁠ __⁠ #equestrianbiomechanics #equestrian #biomechanics #riderbiomechanics #horseriderphysio #equestrianphysio #riderposition #horseriderposition #equestrianfitness #riderfitness #ebrider #horseriderexercises #heelsdown #kneetowall #ridermobility
It’s important to find your balance or you will fall. 🙌🏻 🏇 Так важно найти баланс, чтобы не упасть.  #фитнесдляседла 🐴  Друзья, это упражнение не для начального уровня! Если вы собираетесь его выполнять, сначала найдите баланс в таком положении на FitBall без гантели! 💪🏻 @blackstable #equipe #horseinstagram #riderfitness #happyrider #horse #happyhorse #equestrians #equestrianlifestyle #equestriangirl #dressage #dressagegirl
👉🏻I’ve had a few DMs about BOUNCING HANDS!⠀ ⠀ 📌Ages ago I posted about the “Stick Hands” exercise which is also featured in the 8 Week Rider Specific Exercise Program.⠀ ⠀ ➡️Here’s a super progression of the exercise to really test (and train) your independent hands.⠀ ⠀ ✅Note that the shoulders and elbows must be relaxed enough to move and hinge so that the hands can remain still.⠀ ⠀ ❌If you keep your shoulders and elbows rigid and sticking to your sides, your hands WILL move and interfere with the horse’s mouth/head.⠀ ⠀ 🐴Give this exercise a try yourself…your horse will thank you 😄  __ 🏇🏻🏋🏼‍♀️⚙️EQUESTRIAN BIOMECHANICS  www.equestrianbiomechanics.info __ #equestrianbiomechanics #equestrian #biomechanics #riderbiomechanics #horseriderphysio #equestrianphysio #riderposition #horseriderposition #horseriderposture #equestrianfitness #showjumping #dressage #eventing #riderfitness #horseriderexercises
➡️ STIRRUP POSITION ⬅️⁣ ⁣ Following a recent post on “the balls of your feet” I thought I’d share some insight into various foot positions in the stirrup. ⁣ ⁣ ❌TOP LEFT: stirrup too far forwards with toes resting on tread. This will not set up your lower leg for stability and you are likely to lose your stirrup. Your lower leg is likely to swing forwards putting you off balance. ⁣ ⁣ ❌TOP RIGHT: Foot too far in stirrup. This can be dangerous, especially in the event of a fall as it will be harder to get your foot out the stirrup. You will be weight bearing trough the arch of your foot which is not a flat surface, giving you an uneven base of support. ⁣ ⁣ ❌BOTTOM LEFT Naturally the stirrup wants to turn this way as this is how the leather hang (unless you have stirrups with the twisty tops). If your stirrup is doing this, it likely means that you don’t have enough weight across the balls of your foot and/or a stable enough lower leg.⁣ ⁣ ✅ BOTTOM RIGHT: weight is evenly distributed through the ball of the foot in the centre of the tread giving an even and solid base of support for a stable lower leg position. ⁣ __⁣ 🏇🏻🏋🏼‍♀️⚙️EQUESTRIAN BIOMECHANICS ⁣ www.equestrianbiomechanics.info⁣ __⁣ #equestrianbiomechanics #equestrian #biomechanics #riderbiomechanics #horseriderphysio #equestrianphysio #riderposition #horseriderposition #horseriderposture #equestrianfitness #showjumping #dressage #eventing #riderfitness #horseriderexercises
#slomosunday via @amyw_eventing 🤩🤩 Bonus points for bareback!  __ 🏇🏻🏋🏼‍♀️⚙️EQUESTRIAN BIOMECHANICS  www.equestrianbiomechanics.info __ #equestrianbiomechanics #equestrian #biomechanics #riderbiomechanics #horseriderphysio #equestrianphysio #riderposition #horseriderposition #horseriderposture #equestrianfitness #showjumping #dressage #eventing #riderfitness #horseriderexercises
➡️ARM / ELBOW RIDER POSITION⁠ ⁠ ✅Ideally, you want your upper arm slightly in front of the midline of the body, which helps to engage the front of the shoulder and encourage hands moving forwards (as opposed to pulling backwards).⁠ ⁠ ✅The elbow should be softly bent to form a straight line from the elbow to the horse’s mouth, to ensure clear and direct communication with the horse’s head.⁠ ⁠ ✅Your shoulders should be *slightly* drawn back and down in a relaxed fashion, as opposed to tight and hunched upwards or forwards.⁠ ⁠ ✅Your elbows need to be soft (free of unnecessary tension) to allow your arm to follow the horse’s movement without interrupting the connection with the bit (still hands, soft moveable elbows).⁠ ⁠ ➡️Keeping in mind that our position is dynamic, it changes from moment to moment, and we might position our body parts in “less than ideal” ways for a particular training reason. ⁠ ⁠ ➡️Some common arm/elbow problems include:⁠ ❌Elbows too far back (photo 1)⁠ ❌Elbows too bent (photo 2)⁠ ❌Elbows too straight (photo 3)⁠ ❌Elbows that move away from the sides ⁠ ❌Elbows that are too rigid⁠ ❌Elbows that flap at trot/canter⁠ ⁠ 👉🏻Comment below if you have any of the above (or different) arm/elbow problems whilst riding⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠  __⁠ 🏇🏻🏋🏼‍♀️⚙️EQUESTRIAN BIOMECHANICS ⁠ www.equestrianbiomechanics.info⁠ __⁠ #equestrianbiomechanics #equestrian #biomechanics #riderbiomechanics #horseriderphysio #equestrianphysio #riderposition #horseriderposition #equestrianfitness #riderfitness #ebrider #horseriderexercises
⁉️Is your ankle mobility symmetrical?? ⠀ ⠀ 👉🏻Try the Knee-To-Wall Test to find out! ⠀ ⠀ 📌A little while ago I posted about the Knee-To-Wall test for horse riders. Some of you were a little confused with the instructions so I thought I would post a video too. ⠀ ⠀ ➡️Which ankle do you need to be more flexible in? Improving ankle mobility symmetry could help with improved shock absorption when riding (meaning you could be more still in your sit trot, more in time with your horse, find it easier to keep heels level/down, and sit more evenly in the saddle). ⠀ ⁠ 👉🏻Less than 5cm is generally considered poor ankle mobility, up to 10cm is acceptable, and more than 10cm is good.⁠ ⁠ 👉🏻More importantly, you want to make sure that your mobility is EQUAL left and right which will ensure symmetrical shock absorption through the ankle joint.⁠ ⠀ __⠀ 🏇🏻🏋🏼‍♀️⚙️EQUESTRIAN BIOMECHANICS ⠀ www.equestrianbiomechanics.info⠀ __⠀ #equestrianbiomechanics #equestrian #biomechanics #riderbiomechanics #horseriderphysio #equestrianphysio #riderposition #horseriderposition #horseriderposture #equestrianfitness #showjumping #dressage #eventing #riderfitness #horseriderexercises #rideranklemobility
🌟Monday Motivation🌟 “Victory is paid for in sweat, courage and preparation” -Nike  It’s too early in the morning for the King👑Mr. Apple, but he’s watching @oleary.shelby push me through a morning routine. Upping the intensity today! Balance and stability with the BOSU ball 🥵  Just like the training inside the arena, I’m pushing myself every day to be better and stronger for my horses ❤🇺🇸 #riderfit #dressageriderfitness #mondaymotivation #nikequote #prepareforgreatness #trainwithshelby #equestriansareathletes #riderfitness #equestrianlife #dressagerider
🤩Pretty impressive bareback & bridleless piaffe via @hedincarl ⁣ ⁣ 😱You might notice that in many bareback videos the toes of the rider are pointed downwards ⁣ ⁣ ➡️This is because, without stirrups, the rider cannot absorb the energy of the horse through the ankle joint. ⁣ ⁣ ➡️It is predominantly the pelvis and lower back that absorb the impact, hence why bareback riding is so difficult yet hugely beneficial for improving your seat connection. ⁣ ⁣ ➡️ Tag @equestrianbiomechanics in your bareback posts! 🙌🏻⁣ __⁣ 🏇🏻🏋🏼‍♀️⚙️EQUESTRIAN BIOMECHANICS ⁣ www.equestrianbiomechanics.info⁣ __⁣ #equestrianbiomechanics #equestrian #biomechanics #riderbiomechanics #horseriderphysio #equestrianphysio #riderposition #horseriderposition #equestrianfitness #showjumping #dressage #eventing #riderfitness #horseriderexercises #barebackriding #barebackandbridleless #barebackpiaffe #barebackdressage #bridlelessdressage
What are you doing today to better yourself as a rider?  __ 🏇🏻🏋🏼‍♀️⚙️EQUESTRIAN BIOMECHANICS  www.equestrianbiomechanics.info __ #equestrianbiomechanics #equestrian #biomechanics #riderbiomechanics #horseriderphysio #equestrianphysio #riderposition #horseriderposition #horseriderposture #equestrianfitness #showjumping #dressage #eventing #riderfitness #horseriderexercises
❓For those who saw the last slomosunday video on rising trot over poles, I asked the question- why do we rise in time with the inside hind? ⁠ ⁠ ➡️ANSWER:⁠ When rising in time with the inside hind, there is less pressure/force on the horse's back, so the inside hind leg at that time, is able to move more freely as it leaves the ground and reaches/steps underneath the body.⁠ ⁠ Think of your rise as "allowing more room" for the horse's inside hind leg to step under his/her body.⁠ ⁠ The further the hind leg reaches under the body, the more you will be developing the horse's ability to carry weight and push using the hind legs. (ie. your horse will be stronger and more athletic).⁠ ⁠ You will also feel that rising in time with the opposite (outside hind) leg is a little uncomfortable and you and your horse might feel unbalanced.⁠ ⁠ Rising / posting is also easier, not only for the horse, but also for the rider, and is particularly suited to young horses, who are not yet developed properly for carrying the weight of the rider for prolonged periods in sitting trot.⁠ ⁠ Would you like to hear some tips on improving your rising trot?⁠ ⁠  __⁠ 🏇🏻🏋🏼‍♀️⚙️EQUESTRIAN BIOMECHANICS ⁠ www.equestrianbiomechanics.info⁠ __⁠ #equestrianbiomechanics #equestrian #biomechanics #riderbiomechanics #horseriderphysio #equestrianphysio #riderposition #horseriderposition #equestrianfitness #riderfitness #ebrider #horseriderexercises
1️⃣ … overarching your back. This rider has locked her hands behind her back here and exaggerated the natural curve in her back, making it stiff. This will interfere with her spine’s ability to flex and move with the horse’s motion, a critical skill for good riding. . 2️⃣… straightening your knee angle. When you take your stirrups away, it’s easy to let your leg slip out of position. This rider has opened her knee angle and let her lower leg slip forward. If her horse were in motion, this leg position would make her upper body tip backward and prevent the correct use of her leg aids. . For more tips on solidifying your foundation and improving your riding skills, click the link in our profile for longeing exercises with @scadequestrian Eddie Federwisch. . 📸 @scadequestrian #nostirrupnovember #nostirrupsnovember #nostirrups #equitation #equestrian #riderfitness #longeline #horse
Often we can get so preoccupied with the physical health of our horses that we neglect our own.⁠ ⁠ It's just as important for us, as riders, to be supple, flexible, strong, balanced, symmetrical, athletic, and coordinated as our horses. ⁠ ⁠ In-saddle only practice was not sufficient enough to promote significant improvements in rider muscular fitness (Meyers 2006).⁠ ⁠ Lack of strength in postural muscles can promote rider-position asymmetry which can result in unevenness, poor communication, loss of balance, and injury (Symes, 2009).⁠ ⁠ An unfit rider will not be able to maintain their balance and strength for sustained periods, which could translate to a reduction in their ability to maintain a good position as a rider, potentially resulting in injury, and likely be detrimental to the horse’s performance (Douglas, 2015, Symes and Ellis, 2009, Hawson et al. 2010).⁠ ⁠ ➡️If you want an easy to follow rider-specific exercise program to supplement and improve your riding, checkout the equestrian biomechanics website and click on "8 week program", or go to the following link:⁠ ⁠ https://equestrianbiomechanics.teachable.com/p/8-week-rider-specific-exercise-program⁠ ⁠  __⁠ 🏇🏻🏋🏼‍♀️⚙️EQUESTRIAN BIOMECHANICS ⁠ www.equestrianbiomechanics.info⁠ __⁠ #equestrianbiomechanics #equestrian #biomechanics #riderbiomechanics #horseriderphysio #equestrianphysio #riderposition #horseriderposition #equestrianfitness #riderfitness #ebrider #horseriderexercises
👉🏼Got toes that turn out?⁣ ⁣ 🎥This video will help you understand the musculoskeletal mechanisms as to how this happens.⁣ ⁣ ❌Usually riders whose toes turn out are increasing the contact on the horse with either the back of their calf or the back of their lower thigh in an attempt to wrap their legs around the horse or grip to stay balanced. ⁣ ⁣ ➡️For this to happen you are either externally rotating below the knee, above the knee, or both. ⁣ ⁣ ✅ To counterbalance and correct this, we want to strengthen the muscles & movements that do the opposite movement (internal rotation).⁣ ⁣ 📌Muscles that internally rotate the tibia are:⁣ 👉🏼popliteus ⁣ 👉🏼 gracilis⁣ 👉🏼 semi membranosis⁣ 👉🏼 semi tendinosis ⁣ ⁣ Muscles that internally rotate the femur are:⁣ 👉🏼 Tensor fascia latae ⁣ 👉🏼 glute med & min⁣ 👉🏼 adductor longus, brevis, & magnus ⁣ 👉🏼 pectineus ⁣ ⁣ ➡️In conjunction with these exercises, I would recommend cueing yourself to keep your heels out and your knee forwards when you ride.⁣ ⁣ ⚠️You could strengthen muscles for months but if it has become a well ingrained habit you will also need to practice changing your leg position in the saddle. ⁣
➡️HAVE DIFFICULTY WITH A PARTICULAR CANTER LEAD?⁣ ⁣ ➡️Don’t get me wrong, there are many factors that could influence canter leads (training, horse symmetry/strength/balance, rider symmetry/strength/balance, the aids applied, saddle fit, horse’s preference etc. etc. etc.⁣ ⁣ ➡️However, I have a theory that rider hip flexibility asymmetries can contribute to difficulty in canter transitions.⁣ ⁣ ➡️My hypothesis is:⁣ 👉🏻Riders with tight right hip flexors will have difficulty with left canter leads.⁣ 👉🏻Riders with tight left hip flexors will have difficulty with right canter leads.⁣ ⁣ ➡️Help me prove or disprove this theory! Conduct the above experiment on yourself and comment below which one you are:⁣ ⁣ 👉🏻Tight right hip / right canter difficulty⁣ 👉🏻Tight right hip / left canter difficulty⁣ 👉🏻Tight left hip / left canter difficulty⁣ 👉🏻Tight left hip / right canter difficulty⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ➡️If you can’t feel a stretch in either try the following:⁣ 👉🏻Make your split stance even wider⁣ 👉🏻Really tuck your pelvis under/squeeze your glutes⁣ 👉🏻Lean back slightly⁣ ⁣ ➡️If you still can’t feel a stretch on either, well done you flexible thing! And maybe, you feel even in both canters? Let me know either way below!⁣ ⁣ __⁣ 🏇🏻🏋🏼‍♀️⚙️EQUESTRIAN BIOMECHANICS ⁣ www.equestrianbiomechanics.info⁣ __⁣ #equestrianbiomechanics #equestrian #biomechanics #riderbiomechanics #horseriderphysio #equestrianphysio #riderposition #horseriderposition #horseriderposture #equestrianfitness #showjumping #dressage #eventing #riderfitness #horseriderexercises
📦 THE CORE BOX 📦 ⁣⁠ ⁣⁠ 📌In it’s basic form, the core simply refers to the musculoskeletal system of the trunk- including the pelvis, spine, and scapulothoracic region along with all the layers of muscles and fascia.⁣⁠ ⁣⁠ 📌To simplify the core for equestrian riders it is helpful to imagine your core like a box. In order for a box to be stable, each side of the box must be strong. ⁣⁠ ⁣⁠ 📌Inside the box is your lumbar and thoracic spine (middle and lower back vertebrae and surrounding ligaments). This is your passive structure. The only thing that provides you control of this passive structure is your active control system which comprises of your muscles and nervous system.⁣⁠ ⁣⁠ 📌The muscles are what creates the sides of your box. They include:⁣⁠ ⁣⁠ 👉🏼Bottom of box: pelvic floor muscles ⁣⁠ 👉🏼Sides of box: lateral abdominal muscles⁣⁠ 👉🏼Front of box: front abdominal muscles⁣⁠ 👉🏼Back of box: back muscles⁣⁠ 👉🏼Top of box: Diaphragm muscles (yes, this is a muscle)⁣⁠ ⁣⁠ 📌When these muscles activate in a coordinated fashion during riding, they provide core stability for the trunk/spine (in other words, the box is stable during movement). ⁣⁠ ⁣⁠ 📌From this stable centre, the body is provided a solid foundation for efficient muscle contraction and movement of the appendages (arms and legs).⁣⁠ ⁣⁠ ➡️ Checkout the blog for more information on the core for equestrians. Sign up via link in bio to stay updated and to receive 10 FREE rider specific exercises when the website goes live! 🙌🏻⁣ Ps. I hope you like my artwork!⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠  __⁠ 🏇🏻🏋🏼‍♀️⚙️EQUESTRIAN BIOMECHANICS ⁠ www.equestrianbiomechanics.info⁠ __⁠ #equestrianbiomechanics #equestrian #biomechanics #riderbiomechanics #horseriderphysio #equestrianphysio #riderposition #horseriderposition #equestrianfitness #riderfitness #ebrider #horseriderexercises
❌NO STIRRUP NOVEMBER❌⁠ ⁠ ➡️What a great reminder to continuously work on developing our seats with “No Stirrup November”.⁠ ⁠ ✅ Riding without stirrups can help improve your seat symmetry, weight distribution, pelvic alignment, seat independence, balance, coordination, rhythm, and timing.⁠ ⁠ ➡️If you don’t want to completely eliminate the use of your stirrups for a whole month, here are a few ways you can implement no stirrups into your month without the full sacrifice:⁠ ⁠ 👉🏻Do 10 minutes of no stirrup work at the end of every ride⁠ 👉🏻Ride bareback twice per week⁠ 👉🏻Try warming up without stirrups⁠ 👉🏻Do half your session with and the other half without stirrups⁠ 👉🏻Use a bareback pad (with no stirrups!)⁠ 👉🏻Experiment with your seat just at the halt of walk without stirrups⁠ 👉🏻Have a friend video you with and without stirrups, then compare⁠ 👉🏻Use a monkey strap on your saddle for extra stability without stirrups⁠ 👉🏻Drool over riders with exceptional seats and use that as inspo for no stirrups!⁠ ⁠ ⁠ 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻Comment below on how you plan on participating in No Stirrups November.... if you're game! + tag a horsey friend to join them in on the challenge!⁠ ⁠  __⁠ 🏇🏻🏋🏼‍♀️⚙️EQUESTRIAN BIOMECHANICS ⁠ www.equestrianbiomechanics.info⁠ __⁠ #equestrianbiomechanics #equestrian #biomechanics #riderbiomechanics #horseriderphysio #equestrianphysio #riderposition #horseriderposition #equestrianfitness #riderfitness #ebrider #horseriderexercises #nostirrupnovember #nostirrups
Imagine if we as riders trained ourselves like vaulters do! 🤩 These girls are incredible!  __ 🏇🏻🏋🏼‍♀️⚙️EQUESTRIAN BIOMECHANICS  www.equestrianbiomechanics.info __ #equestrianbiomechanics #equestrian #biomechanics #riderbiomechanics #horseriderphysio #equestrianphysio #riderposition #horseriderposition #horseriderposture #equestrianfitness #showjumping #dressage #eventing #riderfitness #horseriderexercises
🌟FAVOURITE TALL BOOTS FOR RIDING? 🌟⁠ ⁠ ⁠ 👉🏻Some like super hard, reinforced dressage boots, and others like a second-skin feeling. Some like gaiters/half chaps, and others ride in just short boots. Some like them super tall and high cut, others like them not too high. Some like them plain and simple, others like lots of bling and patent leather!⁠ ⁠ 👇🏻Which brand/style of tall boots do you prefer for riding and why?⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠  __⁠ 🏇🏻🏋🏼‍♀️⚙️EQUESTRIAN BIOMECHANICS ⁠ www.equestrianbiomechanics.info⁠ __⁠ #equestrianbiomechanics #equestrian #biomechanics #riderbiomechanics #horseriderphysio #equestrianphysio #riderposition #horseriderposition #equestrianfitness #riderfitness #ebrider #horseriderexercises #tallboots #horseridingboots #ridingboots
One of the best things you can do for your seat and balance! Bareback lunge lessons 🙌🏻 Repost via @julieraskhorses  __ 🏇🏻🏋🏼‍♀️⚙️EQUESTRIAN BIOMECHANICS  www.equestrianbiomechanics.info __ #equestrianbiomechanics #equestrian #biomechanics #riderbiomechanics #horseriderphysio #equestrianphysio #riderposition #horseriderposition #horseriderposture #equestrianfitness #showjumping #dressage #eventing #riderfitness #horseriderexercises #bareback #lungelessons
#slomo Sunday via @ahorsiegirl and @williamakidwell⁣ ⁣ Take note of this riders AMAZING lower leg over the fence- it does not move! 👌🏼⁣ ⁣ __⁣ 🏇🏻🏋🏼‍♀️⚙️EQUESTRIAN BIOMECHANICS ⁣ www.equestrianbiomechanics.info⁣ __⁣ #equestrianbiomechanics #equestrian #biomechanics #riderbiomechanics #horseriderphysio #equestrianphysio #riderposition #horseriderposition #horseriderposture #equestrianfitness #showjumping #dressage #eventing #riderfitness #horseriderexercises
Here’s a little snippet from one of the rider position lessons from the 8 Week Program on the upper and lower back.  There are 8 Rider Position Lessons on each of the regions of the body included in the program.  In each lesson I talk about: ➡️ Ideal positioning of that region of the body ➡️ Common mistakes/faults ➡️ Relevant rider exercises to help with correction.  To find out more head to the website and click on 8 WEEK PROGRAM, or checkout the link below:  https://equestrianbiomechanics.teachable.com/p/8-week-rider-specific-exercise-program  __⁣  EQUESTRIAN BIOMECHANICS ⁣ www.equestrianbiomechanics.info⁣ __⁣ #equestrianbiomechanics #equestrian #biomechanics #riderbiomechanics #horseriderphysio #equestrianphysio #riderposition #horseriderposition #equestrianfitness #showjumping #dressage #eventing #riderfitness #horseriderexercises #coreforequestrians
🌟HORSE & RIDER POSTURE 🌟⁠ ⁠ Following on from yesterday's post...⁠ ⁠ ⁠✅I believe the body (horse & human) functions best when it's segments are in a balanced, neutral alignment. This results in the nerves being unobstructed, the blood flowing more efficiently, and the muscles able to work to their full potential. This ideal postural position also relieves stress on the skeletal structure and places the body in a way that is advantageous for muscle activation for power, strength, and precision (which we need when riding!).⁠ ⁠ ✅With horses "good posture" is usually described as round, where the core is engaged and the topline stretches. The horse can stretch forwards and downwards, or lower the haunches and stretch the topline upwards (collection).⁠ ⁠ ✅With riders/humans, "good posture" is generally referred to as the natural curvatures of the spine, where the ear, shoulder, hip, and heel are in alignment (in standing and riding).⁠ ⁠ **** FULL BLOG POST COMING SOON⁠ ⁠ **** I would like to stress that the ticks and crosses displayed on the images does not mean that that posture is good or bad 100% of the time. As living beings, we are designed to move in a range of ways and should not be limited to just one rigid posture (that goes for horse & rider). However, the images are there to educate riders on what is desired/undesirable for athletic performance in equestrian sports.⁠ ⁠ ⁠⁠ __⁠ 🏇🏻🏋🏼‍♀️⚙️EQUESTRIAN BIOMECHANICS ⁠ www.equestrianbiomechanics.info⁠ __⁠ #equestrianbiomechanics #equestrian #biomechanics #riderbiomechanics #horseriderphysio #equestrianphysio #riderposition #horseriderposition #equestrianfitness #riderfitness #ebrider #horseriderexercises #horseposture #riderposture
Working on functional stability.  Here we are working on balance and functionally stability in the canter. We’re using 2 postural sling bands. They go over the shoulder, across the body and then hook over the opposite heel. The bands help engage the postural stabilizers when  in the saddle.  With the body more stable, the rider is able to really connect with the movement in a controlled way. What a significant difference this makes. First we work with the bands to get the feeling and start the process of building muscle memory then we remove the bands and the rider looks for the same feeling of stability in her body.  @performance.refinery . . .  #horses  #equestrian  #horsesofinstagram  #showjumping  #pony  #equine  #dressage  #horselover  #equestrianlife  #instahorse  #pferd  #horsephotography  #instagood  #riding  #horselove  #horsebackriding  #love  #cheval  #equitation  #instahorses  #likeforlikes  #cavalli  #horserider  #cavallo #riders #riderfitness #uae
Friday jumping position inspo 🤩 via @lillieckeenan  __ 🏇🏻🏋🏼‍♀️⚙️EQUESTRIAN BIOMECHANICS  www.equestrianbiomechanics.info __ #equestrianbiomechanics #equestrian #biomechanics #riderbiomechanics #horseriderphysio #equestrianphysio #riderposition #horseriderposition #horseriderposture #equestrianfitness #showjumping #dressage #eventing #riderfitness #horseriderexercises