While my folks were visiting LA for the 4th of July I took them horseback riding in the Santa Monica Mountains. We rode trails by the infamous “Hollywood” sign and the views were absolutely breath taking. After our three hour adventure through the mountains my legs, butt, and back were tight and I could tell that I was going to be sore a few days later.
So, I have put together a pre-horseback riding workout routine for you (just in case you get the wild hair to ride as well). Today the focus is on a leg workout and I recommend performing three sets of 20 repetitions at a medium weight.
The following workout will focus on your hamstrings, glutes, quads, inner, and outer thighs. This will increase your stamina, leg strength, and will prepare your muscles for the shock of that stiff saddle. Stay tuned for the upper body and core horseback riding workout routines as well.
Top 5 Leg Exercises To Prepare For Horseback Riding