6 exercises to improve posture for dressage

6 Exercises To Improve Posture For Dressage

6 exercises to improve posture for dressage

Are you wanting to improve your balance and posture for riding?6-exercises-for-dressage-riders

Is your horse telling you that you are imbalanced?
Are you suffering from poor lower back and core strength?

Then try these exercises throughout your day. You could do one exercise at a time or put them into a workout to do before you hop on your horse. Improve your balance and strength off the horse and notice how it improves your time on the horse.

Aim to do 10-20 reps of each exercise at a minimum.
Albatross – Great for upper body and improving posture through the shoulder girdle.

  Bridge Glute Lifts – Great for strengthening your bottom, hamstrings and lower back. Really good to wake up the bottom, especially if you have been sitting on it to long!
Dynamic Horse Stance – This is about waking up your postural muscles while improving core strength and balance.

  Horse Stance – Great for improving strength through the core, especially the stabilizer muscles that support the spine.
Lower Locust – Great for improving strength through the lower back and into the glutes.

  Supermans – Helps improve strength through the back, specially the stabilizer muscles that support the spine. These exercises are great for improving overall functional strength and helping to ensure you are evenly balanced. To often we spend all our time focusing on our horses balance and strength. Notice what happens when you put just as much effort into your own balance and strength.    Want more? Check out our dressage rider training online program. All the tools to help you improve your fitness and strength for riding. Specific dressage exercises to help you take your dressage to a new level.

 

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  • Carol Wolf

    I need some non-machine exercises to strengthen the leg muscles needed to “motivate” my horse. My balance is OK, my posture is OK, but my horse is rather lazy and it’s really hard to keep him going at the canter. Any thoughts? Thanks!

    • Hi Carol, these sort of exercises are all within the Dressage Rider Training program to help improve your rider strength and fitness. 🙂