Does your squat measure up?

Squats are an essential exercise for any equestrian who wants to perform their best, as well as to reduce the risk of injury. A squat is a simple functional movement that can indicate biomechanical issues that will have an effect on rider position. A squat will tell you if your hamstrings, glutes, core, and/or spinal muscles are weak which will cause you to fall forward in the saddle.

Why you need a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Riding Instructor

Do you have to choose between a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a riding instructor? You can actually get the biggest benefit by working with both. A Doctor of Physical Therapy is there to help you learn more about you and your horse’s biomechanics, how they may be impacting your riding, and how you can strengthen weak areas to prevent injury and prolong your career.

Unlock the Mystery of Your Hips: How Hip Muscles Impact your Ride

An independent, soft, fluid seat is one of the most sought after attributes of an exceptional horseback rider. If our hip and pelvis stabilizing muscles are not working properly, this becomes nearly impossible.

Head to your equestrian sport physical therapist’s office to find out how you can unlock the mystery of your hips and take your riding to the next level.

How Muscle Activation Impacts Your Riding

Equestrians know that the accusation, “Horseback riders just sit there” is anything but true. The reality is that activating the right muscles at the right time with the right level of strength is everything in the saddle.

Click below to find out just how incorrect muscle activation could be holding you back.