Your horse wishes you had a stronger core
The better you are locked into your saddle and can move with the horse, the freer your horse will become. Your horse will relax through the back allowing it to have a much better stride.
The more correct freedom and suppleness you create in your hips and spine the more you are able to absorb the movement of the horse and the two of you can move together in harmony.
As soon as you create the strength, fitness and stability in your own body, the sooner you can do the same for your horse.
I have loved doing the program. It was so easy to roll out of bed, turn on the laptop and do my exercise.Jillian Staton, Victoria, Australia
I think it has given me more control over my body when I am riding, and has also toned me up.
I feel great, and for the first time in ages, I don’t wake up feeling stiff. I will definitely sign up to the next program.
Mobility & Core Activation
We focus on developing a good foundation of functional strength, mobility & core activation. We do this through three 20 minute routines each week along with some stretching and mobility homework using a foam roller.
I also include some simple things to add to your daily ride to also help with your riding posture.
Rider Strength & Stamina
The focus moves to further developing your rider strength and fitness, working on the muscles that riders require for good posture and strength.
The same 3x 20 minute workouts, but now your strength has increased from Phase 1. We keep challenging you, introducing Resistance Bands to help with this.
Progressive Rider Balance
In this final stage we add in more progressive exercises for strength & balance.
You have the option of introducing a Balance Ball if you wish to take your workouts up to a new level.
In this stage you will start to notice the changes in your riding with all your hard work paying off.
All workouts available to download
Download to your computer
For those living rurally, I know that internet can be a right pain sometimes! This is why all the videos are downloadable. You can simply download them right to your desktop and be able to play them without having to worry about using up data or internet dropping out and the videos not playing.
Order USB Drive Containing Complete Program
Save all the trouble of downloading the program & save on your internet data. This USB Drive is delivered right to your door.
It contains the complete DRT1 program in full 1080p HD. All the video workouts and resources you need to do the program offline, and saves you hours of downloading the workouts yourself.
Please note there is an extra cost for this. But you will have the option to order this after you have registered for the program.
This is used for self massage and improving the suppleness of your muscles and remove any stiffness. We use it as a recovery tool to help your body feel great at the end of each week.
This is introduced in week 5 of the program to increase the resistance and help get your muscles, ligaments and joints stronger. If you do not wish to use one of these, then there are options within the workouts that allow for this.
Introduced in week 9 (Phase 3) of the program to improve your balance, co-ordination and alignment. It replicates the dynamic and unpredictable movement encountered in the saddle, and improves your ability to adjust.
Hi NicolaLondon, England
The program has been great. The yoga has also been quite relaxing and a good way to start or end the day. The best advice you gave in the beginning was to make the workouts a priority or they would not happen. The first 2 weeks it was exciting, but week 3 it started to slip, so having you in my head, saying MAKE time for them, was really helpful.
My riding trainer says I am doing well and improving each time she sees me on the new horse I ride who is MASSIVE 17.2 and used to being held in and together. I started riding him around the time the course started. I am able to be balanced in myself and allow him to find his own way of going and encourage him to move through his body as I am not leaning on him for balance. He is moving more freely and starting to swing his tail.
I am really pleased I signed up for this. (and I can't wait to get back to it)
Virginia, United States
Despite regular riding of two horses both moving into the FEI levels, I knew I had to do more and I did not have the additional time to go to a gym or regular fitness classes.
This program turned out to be perfect not only because I could fit it in, but because it made so much sense to me.
I could link every exercise back to being in the saddle and I have seen tremendous improvement on many levels but particularly with my balance and ability to recover my balance while riding.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
The inclusion of both strength and mobility exercises provides variety, and Nicola ensures that their relevance to riding is clear.
The work on the Swiss ball is great fun, and the (apparently unscheduled) guest appearances of Nicola’s horse and dog in some of the videos are a most amusing added bonus!
I’d highly recommend the programme to all riders, regardless of their preferred discipline and level of experience.
Or perhaps Dressage is not your main discipline...
Erika Larsen, KS, United States
Thank you so so so much for providing answers I never thought I’d find in my riding, or that I thought would take way way longer to develop.
It makes it so much more fun to feel more correct and confident more quickly in what I’m doing and to be able to communicate to my horse more effectively! He tries so hard for me, now I can feel better about what I’m doing for him!”
I have loved doing the program. It was so easy to roll out of bed, turn on the laptop and do my exercise.
I think it has given me more control over my body when I am riding, and has also toned me up. I feel great, and for the first time in ages, I don’t wake up feeling stiff.
I will definitely sign up to the next program.
Or maybe you casually ride on the weekends...
Susan Kicklighter, FL, United States
This is Gabe, my 7 yo ottb. We have been together for 31/2 years. Never would have seen myself on a young TB but he is the perfect gentleman.
Riding dressage at 56 yo has it's challenges, especially on a young horse and an inexperienced rider. DRT was just what I needed to improve my athletic abilities, particularly core and balance. I looked forward to my workouts daily. I accomplished things I never thought I could be capable of: Hindu squat, balancing on Swiss ball, and 30 days of stirrup less riding.
The workout has options for all levels and Nicola is positive, encouraging, and genuine in her efforts to help you reach your full riding potential.
Can't wait for # 2! Thank you so much!
Blake Coyle, CA, United States
Dressage training is a fantastic program!
It is refreshing to find a personal trainer that knows how to coach and optimize biomechanics exercises for the equestrian athlete. The videos are easy to follow and the time commitment fits into your busy schedule.
I would highly recommend this program to both the beginner and advance dressage rider! Thank you Nicola.
If you want to improve your confidence in the saddle...
New York, United States
I’d have to say the number one thing I’ve taken away from the program is… confidence!
I’ve been able to keep up, which tells me I am fitter than I think I am… I kept to the progam, which tells me I am more determined than I think I am…
I don’t have a horse of my own, but like to ride the same school horses again and again since I can better predict their ways. Since starting DRT, I have started on four new and different horses, the ones I always thought were ‘above my level.’ And I accepted these horse assignments without freaking out. Ha!
Pam Knudsen, WA, United States
The program was fabulous. For someone coming back from an injury, the program definitely helped me regain not only my confidence on my horse but also the muscles and skills necessary to do so.
Both of my trainers have commented on how much better I am in the saddle than I was before the program.
Rachel Baghelai, IL, United States
The DRT program has helped me and my horse Stormy so much. I lost 2 dress sizes over the three months. And most importantly, i have become a much better rider and Stormy and I have become a team.
Prior to the program, I had always been afraid to canter. Further my stamina was not nearly good enough and I was not pushing Stormy enough. Now we are cantering, and I am in better shape than my horse! The two of us are working on increasing her stamina for cantering now and are looking forward to riding in some shows this summer.
This program simply works!
Shawn Maurice, TX, United States
Here is a photo of me and Memphis.
I loved your program and I would sign up for a second round! My riding is also really improved. Love the exercises and stretching. Especially love the core workouts!
Sarah Baldwin, Perth, Australia
I am really enjoying the workouts, especially the core strength ones. Love the fact that they are only 20mins!
I appreciate your descriptions of how to do each exercise and the muscles each is targeting. I also like the way you give ‘level of difficulty’ options. I always try each level then choose the one that is challenging, but not excruciating!!
The encouragement and positivity you give is also terrific. It does feel as though you are in the room - something I found surprising.
Hi NicolaMark Lawand, Surrey, Canada
I have struggled for many years in Dressage, getting frustrated with how much I interfered and hindered my horses.
Then this program came along and the improvements started happening at an unbelievable pace. My body stability, balance, core strength, symmetry, and flexibility improved, which allowed me to become much more independent in the saddle, improving my feel, making my aids lighter and clearer, allowing me to relax more, which made riding so much more harmonious and fun for both me and my horses. It was a big missing piece of my puzzle.
A must for any Dressage rider! I mean every word! Thank you for this transformation!
My name is Nicola Smith. I am a qualified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner and CHEK Level 2 physical trainer with a University degree in Physical Education. I have been involved in the wellness industry now since 2002.
I am also passionate about dressage riding. This is my horse Lucy. As an online personal trainer, I have helped many people with their health, fitness and core strength.
Foreverfit.tv is my website, home to my blog where I help educate people on real health and wellness. It is my vehicle to share what I can with you to help you achieve health and wellbeing for yourself.
I run an Online Gym which is a membership based website providing members with nutrition, motivation and workouts to do from home or wherever it suits them. We have members throughout the world, an amazing community of likeminded people who help and support each other on their health and wellness journey.
I've actually managed to do all of my workouts on schedule and have really liked them. I have also done Week 5 and really appreciated the step up in difficulty as I workout pretty regularly and these were challenging! The Phase 1 was good to help my build body awareness and be more conscious of how I was standing or moving. Really helped to think about neutral spine all the time (even at work). I've noticed that my core is stronger when I ride and that the homework has increased my flexibility so I'm excited for the next phases to build even more strength and endurance for those horses that take a lot of leg and core to keep moving! But I like the challenge so far in Phase 2 so I'd say keep that up!Jenny
Really liking this program and when my workout and riding time is very limited, I've made this a priority and seen results! Thanks!
The DRT program is phenomenal!Terry Hargrove, Texas, United States
It is challenging, but not overwhelming. I’m stronger, more flexible and a better rider as a result of the program. (And I’m not a spring chicken!)
I have a deeper more stable seat and much clearer communication through my aides. Where my horse used to start hollow, he is now willing to step up under my seat from the get go. I’m no longer blocking him with my back.
I would (and have) recommend this program to anyone equestrian or not who wants to improve strength and flexibility. And it’s fun! Except maybe balancing on that pesky ball!😜
Thanks so much for making this program available to us!!!
This is a program that combines Nicolas knowledge of scientific core conditioning and strength training, with the biomechanics of dressage riding. In this course Nicola shows you the different muscle groups that are required for riding, ways to activate them along with exercises to increase mobility and proper function. When riders train the correct muscles and increase the strength and stability of their core they become much more efficient and balanced riders.
Discover the biomechanical relationships between different muscles groups, and how when they are working correctly you will prevent back pain, maintain good posture and achieve optimal balance and performance when riding.
- Gain strength in the support mechanisms that support your spine
- Increase your mobility and flexibility in your joints & muscles
- Understand how your posture affects the way your horse moves
- Increase the strength of your core and improve your stability
- Gain good posture, prevent injury and improve your riding
- Improve your static stability and dynamic stability on your horse
- Improve the recruitment of your stability and postural muscles
- Develop movements that combine functional exercises for better performance
- Develop your skills to isolate certain muscles, then integrate into better riding
- The ability to avoid pain
- The specific training that you need so you don't overtrain or waste time with the wrong exercises
- The skills for perfect practice which makes perfect
OUR GUARANTEE TO YOU
We are so confident you will love this Dressage Rider Training Program that we are happy to offer you a 30 Day Guarantee.
We want you to be happy with this program. If you start the program & find it is not what you expected, you can ask for a full & complete refund, no questions asked.
We strive for honesty & transparency, we simply want you to be 100% confident in your decision to try this program.
Upon purchase, you will be given login details to the Online Gym website that contains the Dressage Rider Training program (you will notice that when you login the URL is at foreverfit.tv and the website is called the Online Gym).
The Dressage Rider Training program is contained within the Online Gym as an exclusive program that standard members will not be able to access. However your purchase of this program will allow you to access ALL other areas of the Online Gym as well for 6 months.
This is a 12-week dressage specific program contained with the Online Gym website. Your access to the Online Gym will remain for 6 months. To continue to access the DRT program after this period, you have two options:
1 - You can download ALL course material including videos & workout plans at any stage. As you will have purchased this DRT program, it is yours to keep & you are absolutely entitled to download it. We show you how.
2 - If you like everything the Online Gym has to offer, after 6 months passes you can choose to continue as an Online Gym member for a monthly or yearly fee, & your access to the DRT program will remain for as long as you are an Online Gym member.
You do not have to decide which option to choose now, I would recommend you start the program and decide once you near completion.