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

Rider Fitness Tip of the Month: Supple Your Back

Rider Fitness

Rider Fitness Tip of the Month: Maintain Fitness Through Show Season

Heather Sansom shows you how to maintain your fitness level through show season in this rider fitness tip.

Rider Fitness

Rider Fitness Tip of the Month: Muscle Engagement Patterns in Riding

Heather Sansom helps you understand how your muscles work together to support your skeleton in this rider fitness tip.

Rider Fitness

Rider Fitness Tip of the Month: Hips and Seat

Learn the importance of hip mobility for riders and how to keep your hips flexible for riding with this month's rider fitness tip.

Rider Fitness

Rider Fitness Tip of the Month: Stretch Before You Ride

Proper stretching before a ride makes for a suppler horse and rider.

Rider Fitness

Rider Fitness Tip of the Month: Balance Yourself for a Better Ride

Learn to balance yourself for a better ride in this one-on-one interview with Eddo Hoekstra, FEI trainer, clinician and coach.

Rider Fitness

Rider Fitness Tip of the Month: Rotational Symmetry

Create a program of stretch, strengthen and muscle memory rider fitness exercises to help ride more effectively, and with more symmetry.

Rider Fitness

Rider Fitness Tip of the Month: New Year’s SMART Goals

Setting attainable 'SMART' goals and using cross-training can help improve your riding and fitness.

Rider Fitness

Use Video to Analyze Your Ride

Rider Fitness

Use Video to Analyze Your Ride

Use video to analyze your ride and improve your dressage.

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