Horse Fitness

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Expert Tips for Healthy Horsekeeping

Dressage riders with everyday access to veterinary expertise share their strategies.

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: Copyright, Arnd Bronkhorst - Arnd.nl Arena work is only about 20 percent of our entire training session. Though I may be on Parzival for an hour and a half, he gets a 20-minute walk and 20-minute cooldown. I start in the woods and warm up on the track first.

Adelinde Cornelissen: Horse and Rider Fitness for Dressage

Olympian Adelinde Cornelissen discusses horse and human fitness and shares how she goes beyond the arena to train for success in international dressage competition.