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January 21, 2020

This is a common question, especially now with there are so many alternative therapies to turn to: physio, massage, chiropractic, acupuncture... all of whom have a difference lens to view a situation.

It is impossible to make an exhaustive list of specific situations fo...

The Broken Record

You have probably heard it a million times… Heels down! Have you ever wondered why?

There are a couple different reasons why your coach may be drilling on this particular action. For starters, your stirrups do not slide along your feet when there is we...

November 19, 2019

The Human Horse Connection

Often we spend so much time focusing on our horses that we forget that taking care of ourselves is also taking care of our horse. While most of us know that our emotional state affects our horse, our physical state and imbalances affect them a...

November 6, 2019

The Importance of Magnesium - for you and your horse!

Do you experience any of the following:

  1. Fatigue 

  2. Muscle soreness/spasms/cramping 

  3. Arrhythmia 

  4. Dizziness 

  5. Nausea and vomiting 

  6. Numbness 

  7. Personality changes 

  8. Anxiety and panic att...

October 17, 2019

As horse owners and riders, one of the best things we can do for our horses wellbeing is to understand and recognize when they are in pain.

June 13, 2019

The Importance of Cross Training

We all have our favourite ways of getting our horses legged up for the upcoming season and everyone has an idea of what has worked well for their horse in the past, BUT I know how easy it can be to focus on one thing and get stuck in the...

A preliminary study investigating functional movement screen test scores in female collegiate age horse-riders

Comparative Exercise Physiology, 2019

A preliminary study investigating functional movement screen test scores in female collegiate age horse-riders

V. Lewis*, J...

The Art of Progression

If you looked at the most decorated Olympian of all time, Michael Phelps, training program you would see a process of progressive training. Same thing would be seen in a five-year-old learning to swim. That is because to improve athletic performan...

April 18, 2019

Caring for Our Senior Horses

We all love our older horses who you can always rely on. Whether they’ve had months off or they’re ridden regularly, they are the horse we all look forward to riding as they are steady day after day. I know my 20 year old is my first choice...

Hamstrings

The Hamstrings are a muscle group comprised of three muscles- Biceps Femoris, Semimembranousus and Semitendinosus. While they all originate on the same place on your pelvis, Biceps Femoris travels down the outside of your thigh. Semimembranousus and Semitendi...

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