Rider fitness

While our horses’ fitness is a high priority for most riders, not all of us take our own fitness so seriously. But times are changing and riders at every level are realising that rider fitness plays a major role if you want to be successful. Being fit for the task in hand also helps to prevent injuries, with back pain being a common problem that can often be helped with regular exercises off your horse.

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How does diet affect your riding ability?

How you fuel your body can mean the difference between success and failure. Personal trainer Matt Luxton’s nutritional plan is specifically designed to boost a rider’s performance in the saddle…


Pilates for riders: exercises to try at home

With many top riders now swearing by Pilates, it is clear that this exercise technique is no passing fad. Andrea Oakes looks at some exercises to get you started

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What event riders can learn from F1 drivers

You might think that speed, a high risk factor and helmet-clad competitors are where the similarities between motorsport and eventing end. But eventer Lizzie Brown has found out that's not…