How many times have you heard ‘horse riding isn’t exercise, the horse does all the work’? Almost anyone who has ever sat on a horse could tell you this is not true, so we took a look at some of the data from BE Head Office staff from their own Fitbits to see exactly what exercise you are getting and the benefits eventing can have on your fitness.
Are there any riders among us who believe their bodies work as well as they should do? Whose lower back never hurts, whose joints always move flexibly and freely, whose body symmetry is as good as it can be?
Riding with accuracy is important in every phase of eventing. From improving your centre lines and transitions in dressage to conﬁdently tackling narrow fences and tricky lines on the cross country course. BE Master Coach, Caroline Moore, reveals a few of her favourite exercises to help your accuracy in all phases.
Stress is a natural physical reaction, often in response to events that threaten or upset us. It is not a bad thing in small doses, in fact, it is the body’s alarm system designed to keep us safe.
Anyone who chooses to compete in the sport of eventing inevitably has to work hard, and some enthusiasts have to go above and beyond to make the sport work for them. We find out from three riders how they manage their hectic schedules.