Applied Posture Riding
This is a must program for all horse riders. It is unique, easy to follow, and has been created by a professional. So many Horse Riders spend money on lessons to train their horse, but few spend any money on education to train themselves, for riding. Applied Posture Riding is an exercise program that trains the horse riding muscles for horse riding. This program has been designed by an elite horse rider who also has a Masters in Physiotherapy. Annette is also an experienced Pilates Educator. The combination of her talents as a horse rider and her university education give this program credentials over so many other exercise programs. The key to the program is core stability, or, well known as Pilates.
The program explains in explicit detail how to find, test, train and use the deep abdominal muscles , it also provides the same detail about all the horse riding muscles used specifically for horse riding. The package includes files providing qualified information about back pain management, and how to save money owning a horse. There is a file on protecting your body as a horse owner. Annette has also taken time to provide a detailed manual called “Pure Pilates”.
The style of the written presentations is easy to follow .After downloading the files they are printable and accessible. The information is clear, precise and backed up with full colour photos and graphics.
The DVD s are in two parts. Part 1 is 1 ½ hours long providing education on the rider’s posture and all the horse riding muscles. The program explains what the muscles do when riding and how to find test and train them. The focus is on core stability so there is a large chapter on how to use the deep abdominal muscle. The riding Posture requires symmetry from both sides, so the teaching includes training left and right sides of the body using movement patterns unique for riding. There is a chapter on pain control in the lower back and stretching for better muscle control.
DVD part 2 shows the rider how to achieve a good lower leg position to stabilize the leg first. The exercises are shown in the saddle to demonstrate and explain how to use the core muscles and establish balance through the lower leg then the seat and how to never balance using the hands.
Of all the programs on the net I certainly recommend the Applied Posture Riding program to any Horse Rider. If you follow it you will feel better, ride better and be more confident.
If you have a friend who wants to learn Pure Pilates but not the riding movement patterns direct them to
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