Get Ready to Meet the New Riding You!

Are you out of breath after a long trot session? Are your muscles sore the day after a lesson? Are there some days you’re just too tired to clean the barn, never mind get on your horse?

It’s time to get fit to ride!

Fit to ride in 9 weeks Heather SansomIntroducing a new fitness training program that caters to the unique needs of the equestrian. Even better, it only takes 9 weeks to make a difference in how you feel and how you can perform in partnership with your horse. In Fit to Ride in 9 Weeks! published by Trafalgar Square Books ( you will:

GAIN an understanding of your riding anatomy: what does what and how physical training can improve its function.

VIEW the muscular and skeletal systems that control our position in the saddle via dozens of unique anatomical illustrations.

FOLLOW a sensible, progressive, conditioning program appropriate for any age, degree of fitness, or level of ability, and modified with targeted training for discipline specializations.

ENJOY the benefits of cross-training without making huge scheduling sacrifices: just 30 minutes, 3 times a week, for 9 weeks!

Fit to Ride in 9 Weeks! is 208 pages and features 300 color photos plus 75 color artworks.

Heather Sansom is a certified Personal Fitness Trainer and Equestrian Coach through the Canadian national equestrian federation, Equine Canada, as well as a Level 1 Centered Riding Instructor. In 2007 she launched her coaching business and has since published over 200 articles on rider fitness in national and international equestrian magazines, as well as speaking and conducting workshops on rider fitness and athlete development. Heather also provides wellness coaching and is completing her PhD in youth resilience through equine-based physical activity.


Trafalgar Square Books, the leading publisher of equestrian books and DVDs, is a small business based on a farm in rural Vermont.

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