Savitsky and Ballou on rider fitness

As part of our Focus on Fitness, we spoke with accomplished riders and teachers, Christina Savitsky and Jec Aristotle Ballou. When not running a ranch and raising a family, Christina Savitsky is busy with Buckaroo Balance clients. Buckaroo Balance combines good riding with therapy, mindfulness, and body awareness. Savitsky has a background in centered riding […]

Beth Austin weighs in on rider fitness & core strength

As part of our Focus on Fitness, we spoke with accomplished physical therapist, Beth Austin, of Santa Cruz, California. A runner and dancer, Austin rode often as a girl and has an excellent sense of the horse-rider partnership. The therapist and seminar leader works with a wide range of athletes and patients and says, “I […]

Rider Fitness

We have a huge selection of articles dedicated to Rider Fitness Read features from an exclusive group of horsemen and women: Dr. Steve Peters Randy Rieman Ellen Eckstein Amy Skinner Jim Thomas Martin Black Russ & Marsha Jones, accomplished riders from Wolverine, Michigan Confessions of a Sugar-holic Read additional features on Core Strength from: Beth […]

What?? Yes, Riders are Athletes

Editor’s Note: Ah, to be young and carefree. After a few years of ignoring what might be obvious for some, guest columnist Amy Skinner realized her diet and exercise were instrumental to a successful horsemanship career. Read more on Rider Fitness here. Read rider Julie Kenney’s Journey of Fitness here. She writes: Horse people are […]

Rider Balance

This article is part of BestHorsePractices’ Focus on Fitness, the series of 2016 Remuda Reader articles. Here, we interviewed physical therapist, Beth Austin, and horsewomen Katrin Kuenstler and Wendy Murdoch. Many thanks for their time and effort. To access all our Focus on Fitness articles, become a Remuda Reader. Join now and receive complimentary gifts. […]

Peters weighs in on Rider Weight

Dr. Steve Peters, the neuropsychologist whose collaboration with horseman Martin Black produced Evidence-Based Horsemanship, joined the call for better horsemanship through better personal health with his recent Personal Statement, posted on the Evidence-Based Horsemanship facebook page. It echoed recent BestHorsePractices posts, which explained research and implored riders to be mindful of the impact their weight […]

Best Horse Practices Summit Schedule is Here!

The Best Horse Practices Summit Schedule: (Please be patient as this schedule is subject to minor changes. Details and links coming soon.) Register here Sunday, October 8, 4-9 pm: Welcome Reception and Sign In Join us at the historic Strater Hotel to sign in and pick up your welcome bag. Mix and mingle with other […]

Dorrance Protégés Join Summit Roster

Along with powerful academic and arena presentations, the Best Horse Practices Summit, October 8-10 in Durango, Colorado, will now offer an opportunity to hear from esteemed protégés of Bill and Tom Dorrance. The brothers are widely admired as pioneers of the superior, more mindful horsemanship we see practiced nowadays. Randy Rieman and Bryan Neubert will join […]

Why Riding is the Hardest Thing in the World to Do

If riding simply entailed proper movements to speed up, slow down, and steer the horse, it would be elementary. Like riding a bike. But cyclists don’t often talk about how much they are still learning 30 years after they picked up the sport. Horse riders, even those doing it professionally, DO say they’re still learning. […]

Best Core Practices

We welcome Kerry O’Brien as a new guest columnist and Rider Fitness contributor. Read more on Core Fitness here. O’Brien is a therapist certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and long-standing member of the American Massage Therapy Association. She blends hands on bodywork with biomechanical re-education. She owned Inspiring Motion, […]

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