Pilates for horse riders

Pilates for horse riders helps creates a balanced, flexible, and strong rider. It is commonly accepted now that horse and rider mirror one another. How a rider moves off the horse is how they move on the horse. Increasing biomechanical function dramatically improves riding skill. A balanced, flexible, and strong rider can more easily develop these same skills in their horse.

Many riders have a natural ability to assess their horse’s movements either by watching them move or feeling them move while they ride.  When riders become more aware of their body on and off the horse they see a dramatic improvement in their riding.

Pilates for horse riders will strengthen your core. The core is the shock absorber, protective wrap, and power source of the body. Increasing core strength keeps the rider strong and supple, strengthens the back and thus reduces back pain, encourages the horse to collect and use his hind end, avoids unnecessary movement in all parts of the body. It enhances stability and balance, improving communication with the horse.