Archive for May 2017

Posture or Conformation? (Article 1 of 3)

Alissa Mayer is a certified Equine Hanna Somatics® Educator and creator of A Somatic Approach to Horsemanship™. Her passion is unleashing the potential of horses and humans to become happy, athletic, connected and free in their bodies, minds, and spirits. Judging a horse’s quality and athletic potential by their conformation is familiar to most people who read more…

Busting Myths

A popular myth about taste is that we experience sweetness at the tip of the tongue, salt at the sides of the tongue, and bitterness at the back. But researchers say that there’s no such thing as a “tongue map.” Taste buds are located in an oval around the tongue, with few in the center. read more…

No Time to Exercise

Katie is an Equestrian Sports Performance Specialist and Founder of EquiFit-UK. Katie has a degree in BSc (Honors) Human and Equine Sport Performance, which has enabled her to focus on her interest in the rider as an athlete. It was here that Katie gained her expertise on rider fitness and performance, posture analysis, rider nutrition, read more…

Could a Happy Horse Make for a Better Athlete?

“Dressage horses need the agility of a ballet dancer and the strength of a football player” international top level dressage rider Katherine Bateson-Chandler responds when asked what kind of athletic abilities dressage horses require to get to the top of their sport. “People sometimes underestimate how athletically versatile dressage horses have to be. Dressage horses are read more…

7 Easy Steps to Achieve Your Riding Dreams

Feature image: Tim Bourke (IRL) at the 2017 Rolex Three Day Event Sandra Poppema is a certified riding instructor and has been an equine clicker trainer for the past 18 years. Her goal is to empower equestrians to achieve their equestrian dreams and help them train their own horses.   We all have dreams in life. read more…

Improve hip and spinal movement with the Cat & Cow Stretch

Do you have time for one stretch today?

Three Day Eventing is a demanding sport!

Leah Lang-Gluscic is an advanced level three day event rider and trainer based in Ocala, FL, and Freeport, IL. She qualified for the Rolex 3 Day 4**** Event in 2015 & 2016 with A.P.Prime and finished 33rd in 2016. Her philosophy on health and fitness as an equestrian: “We are athletes just as much as read more…

Integrative Movement & Katmah Training

Kathlyn of Katmah Training has been dubbed the “equitation guru” by many satisfied clients, and is the fitness expert for Heels Down Magazine. If you want to up your game, here’s where you start.