Horseback riding is an amazing hobby and I wish that I could find the time to do more of it. I’ve been discussing workouts that help riders develop the strength needed. We’ve discussed the lower body exercises to help prepare your body for the jolts and shock of horseback riding, as well as the core strength needed to help you maintain proper posture.
Although your upper body is less of a factor, you still need to train it properly to prevent possible injury, soreness, and to help maintain good posture.
Below are a few of my top upper body exercises that mainly focus on the large muscle groups, which consist of the latissimus dorsi, rhomboids, pecs, biceps, triceps. Good luck and I recommend performing two or three sets of 15 to 20 repetitions.
Top 5 Upper Body Exercises To Prepare For Horseback Riding