Monthly Archives: January 2012

Straighten Up!

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“The shoulder blades should be straightened and tightened to make them lie flat in the musculature; not as visible butterfly wings – they should only have an inch or so between them.  This lifts the rib cage up and the … Continue reading

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What is the “core”, anyway?


You’ve probably heard a lot about “strengthening the core” lately.  It seems as though everyone’s talking about it.  But, what is it, really?  Does everyone mean the same thing when they talk about it?

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Benefits of Pilates for Riders


Help your horse be the best he can be. For the Rider  A stronger, more stable core allows for better balance, which allows greater flexibility.  A stronger, more stable core helps you avoid collapsing, twisting, bouncing, or bobbing your body … Continue reading

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What is Pilates?


Pilates is an exercise system using slow, controlled, movements to build flexibility, endurance and strength.  Use of Pilates develops long, lean muscles in the legs and arms, while toning your abdominals and back. With emphasis on spinal and pelvic alignment, … Continue reading

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How Pilates Has Helped Me Be a Better Rider

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I’ve been riding since I was 12 years old and that was a long time ago.  For first ten years or so, I danced at the same time.  The dance teachers would beg me to give up riding because it … Continue reading

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Hello world!


Welcome to WordPress.com. After you read this, you should delete and write your own post, with a new title above. Or hit Add New on the left (of the admin dashboard) to start a fresh post. Here are some suggestions … Continue reading

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