Fitness

Read these blog for the latest information related to rider fitness including exercise how to blogs, and educational content to get you in the best shape for your horse.

023: Anthropometric, Physical Fitness and Training and Competition Practices of Event Riders

In this episode you will learn about my first PhD trial where we establish physical fitness traits and document competition and training practices in Event riders. If you are interested ...

021: Why equestrians have tight hip flexors and how to solve it

As a rider we are quite often in a ‘chair’ position, in the car, at work, on the horse, having a cuppa, watching Netflix, etc. We feel tight in our ...

020: The Importance of Warming Up Before You Ride

honestly think riders should warm up before they get on their horse, I also believe it can be quick, efficient and doesn’t have to take up a whole lot of ...

019: Your Dream Day

In the episode this week I take you through a powerful visualisation exercise 'Your Dream Day' I try to emphasise how important it is to go into your mind and ...

016: All or Nothing Thinking

In this podcast I discuss all or nothing thinking and all or nothing actions. We get you thinking about how you can take a look where your all or nothing ...

015: Fuelling for Performance

In this podcast we explore some concepts regarding fuelling for performance. Many equestrians are also avid runners, cyclists, and are active in the gym as well as riding and looking ...

013: Anger

In episode 13 I discuss why we feel justified in our anger if we feel something is unjust or when we feel things are worthy of our expression. When we ...

Increase your fitness for horse riding

In this article, I am going to give you 5 top tips to improve your riding fitness.... 1. Loosen tight hip flexors As a rider we are quite often in ...

Clare Heap Blog: January 2019

  I’m not quite sure I’m buying into this new year new me… I do like starting a new year as it feels fresh but I just think I want …

Horse Riding and Your Period

Horse riding and your period, often known as your menstrual cycle. As a woman, for the most part it’s something that we have for large durations of out life and …