Why is the “core” important for horseback riding? The core is the center of gravity and your body relies on a strong core for proper posture and proper body functioning. The core is made up of your entire body except the upper and lower extremities. The core stabilizes the spine and pelvis while providing a solid foundation of movement for the rest of the body.
So, while your body bounces around in the saddle, your core is working extremely hard to maintain proper posture as well as hold your body upright.
Below are the top five core exercises that will help strengthen and prepare your core for horseback riding. I recommend performing two or three sets of 20 to 30 repetitions. Good Luck!!
Top 5 Core Exercises To Prepare For Horseback Riding
See Matt’s series on horseback riding exercises.
July 17th, 2009