Articles - rider health

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The Unique Relationship Between Equestrian Coaches and Riders

Considering the risks involved in equestrian sport, the unique partnership between a coach and rider is like no other coach-athlete relationship in sports.

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Accident Protocols at Equestrian Canada Horse Shows

What happens if a competitor falls or is injured at an Equestrian Canada-rated horse show? Learn more about their accident and return to play protocols.

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Increase Flexibility with Hip Stretches for Horseback Riders

Try these hip stretches for increased comfort and flexibility in the saddle.

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Stretch & Destress With Yoga Poses for Equestrians

Many horseback riders are looking for ways to stretch, strengthen and destress. Try these yoga poses for equestrians, which target riders’ problem areas.

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Maintaining Fitness in the Off-Season

Stay fit and flexible with these winter workouts for horseback riders, so that you’re ready to get back in action in the show ring next season.

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Ainsley Vince is Hanging Tough

After suffering multiple horse-related concussions, professional equestrian Ainsey Vince speaks on injury, recovery and what her life is like now.

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Interval Training for Riders

A common barrier to instituting an exercise regimen is lack of time. Find out how to achieve maximum results in a minimum amount of time.

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Exercises for Tiny Riders and Big Strong Horses

Horses, like riders, come in all shapes and sizes. These exercises focus on strengthening the smaller riders who are matched with big mounts.

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Equestrian Canada’s New Concussion Protocols for Horse Shows

A review of the Concussion Protocol system introduced and implemented by Equestrian Canada in 2017, as well as some recent concussion stats.

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Endurance Training

As a rider, training tends to be very sport-specific – hours in the saddle, sitting trot without stirrups. Learn about more exercises in this article.