CD launched to help riders and their horses improve fitness

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  • Dig out those leotards and sweatbands — and work out to music with your horse.

    Well, not quite, you’ll still need appropriate riding attire.

    A new CD has been launched that promises to help riders and their horses improve their fitness and keep exercise exciting.

    The “workouts”, cost £25 and include Latin jazz, indie, blues and authentic rock with vocal instructions for transitions.

    But H&H suspects it might be the most needless invention since the banana hook.

    It is pitched as ideal for working riders, with the four 20-45min workouts manageable in a lunch break and before or after work.

    The Musical Ride company was set up earlier this year by Hannah Freeman.

    “I was looking for a workout that was interesting but could be done quickly,” she said. “Music can change our mood as well as increasing endurance and confidence.”

    While many of us relish a peaceful ride interrupted only by hoofbeats, perhaps the iPod generation will love this…

    Visit: www.musicalridecompany.co.uk

    This news story was first published in the current issue of H&H (29 November 2012)

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