Plan of action – Human

Improve flexibility, strength, and balance.


– Exercises recommended for rider fitness

  • Fitness, Performance and the Female Equestrian
    by Mary D. Midkiff
  • The Rider’s Fitness Program
    by Dianna Robin Dennis, John J. McCully, Paul M. Juris
  • A Gymnastic Riding System using Mind, Body and Spirit
    by Betsy Steiner with Jennifer O. Bryant

– Yoga

  • Yoga for Equestrians: A New Path for Achieving Union with the Horse
  • by Linda Benedik and Veronica Wirth

  • I have enjoyed the Namaste Yoga tv series.
    I will begin with their basic warmup/cool down exercises. This style of yoga is called Hatha Vinyasa yoga that emphasizes a flowing style focusing on breathing through the movements. The show is very relaxing with soothing music and lovely background locations. The ladies are inspiring.Sample video of warmup:

Improve stamina and aerobic conditioning

  • Hiking
  • Bicycling
  • Walking on treadmill
  • Horse chores

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