Horse Cross-training Exercises

Fiero HGF, Nicholas Fyffe, Photo by Annan Hepner-24

VIDEO: Nicholas Fyffe on Cross-Training for Horse and Rider

Nicholas invites his student and her horse to join him through the cavalletti exercise, offering viewers a look at how two very different horses can utilize the same exercise.

Cross-training is good for all athletes, including horses, and there are numerous options available to add variety and reap rewards of improved flexibility, endurance and strength. Here Grand Prix rider Nicholas Fyffe rides Fiero HGF, a P.R.E. stallion.

Nicholas Fyffe: Cross-Training for Horse and Rider

A Grand Prix trainer explains how cross-training for the horse and rider can improve performance.

Credit: Courtesy of Trafalgar Square Books Natural gymnastic work can ensure that your horse’s joints become more supple and his stamina and muscle tone improve.

Ingrid Klimke on Cross-Training with Cavalletti

Follow Ingrid Klimke’s six-week plan for dressage horses and see her sample cavalletti layouts.