Horses and riders are both athletes. Maximize your own health and fitness to take your dressage training to the next level with these articles on rider fitness, sport psychology for equestrians, injury management and more.

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Rider Fitness

Fitness Tip of the Month: Exercises to build a better back (part 1)

Heather Sansom describes an exercise to help strengthen back muscles, helping riders develop a sense of relaxed strength.

Rider Wellness

Rider Fitness: Equestrian Rehabilitation

Unmounted exercises to improve your body for success in the dressage saddle.

Rider Fitness

Try This Hip Lift Exercise to Reduce Pain

As the muscles surrounding your spine and hips get stronger, they support the joints more effectively.

FEI

Rider Fitness Tip of the Month: Improve Your Dressage Seat, Stabilize Your Pelvis

Unmounted exercises to prepare your body for success in the dressage saddle.

Rider Fitness

Rider Fitness Tip of the Month: Fixing Floppy Legs

Unmounted rider exercises to fix floppy legs.

Rider Wellness

Six Steps to Calm Your Dressage Show Anxiety

Try this advice from Jane Karol, which includes proven methods for overcoming show anxiety to help you perform at your best.

Rider Fitness

Rider Fitness Tip of the Month: Engage Your Hindquarters

This fitness tip offers an exercise to help you strengthen your gluteals and hamstrings allowing you to 'engage your hindquarters' and use your seat more correctly.

Rider Fitness

Rider Fitness Tip of the Month: Staying Fit as Your Body Changes

Use these guidelines if you need to adapt your riding fitness program because of changes in your body due to injury or aging.

Rider Fitness

Rider Fitness Tip of the Month: Fixing Back Pain

Find out what factors may be causing you back pain when you ride and learn some exercises to help strengthen your back and relieve the pain.

Rider Fitness

Rider Fitness Tip of the Month: Supple Your Back

This rider fitness tip from Heather Sansom shows you how to improve the suppleness of your back to help you move with your horse.

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