Pilates for the Equestrian
Create better balance and a deeper seat.
Developed over time, anatomical imbalances may stem from physiology, posture and lifestyle; these imbalances will impact the teamwork you’re building with you and your horse. Pilates is a great alternative to saddle time. How you move when not riding will affect your effectiveness while riding. Ineffective imbalances often result in asymmetries; asymmetries greatly affect movement and alignment, resulting in impediments including, but not limited to:
Pilates exercises increase your body awareness, and improve flexibility, balance, and strength. Pilates helps equestrians:
With a strong core and increased flexibility, riders can:
Develop a respectful relationship (on the ground and while mounted), where your horse responds to your commands and is confident in your ability.