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Understanding Body Composition – Three Common Health Traps and How to Avoid Them

It’s that time of year when equestrians everywhere rejoice as spring showers are replaced with the long, lazy days of summer. Many will be taking off vacations and others will spend more time working on the farm. Regardless of your summer destination, body composition is one component of fitness that …

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Rider Wellness: The “Daydreaming of Spring” Workout

Five Exercises to Increase Strength and Endurance by Emily Beasley In my last column I promised to provide information on the multiple components of fitness and how they can benefit riders of all disciplines, as well as how each component could be improved without entering a gym. Now, as I …

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Pressure Proof Your Riding

Learn the Secret to Improved Focus—and Performance—While Showing by Daniel Stewart     Heather asks “I stay focused in my lessons but when I show I think about a million different things and completely lose my concentration. Why can’t I focus when it counts?”      What you’re experiencing is …

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Pressure Proof Your Riding

How to Get into “The Zone” by Daniel Stewart   Previously we identified the illusive competitive edge called “the zone.” This month we discuss how to find it. In addition to the 8 characteristics discussed in April, there’s one more that is often considered the most important of all called the …

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Pressure Proof Your Riding -Avoid Pressure Induced Memory Loss

Avoid Pressure Induced Memory Loss by Daniel Stewart   What you’re feeling is often called pressure induced memory-loss and it can be frustrating because you know you have the tools to help, but just can’t seem to remember what they are!  There are 3 common reasons you may forget them: you …

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