I hope you all had a chance to see the fantastic excerpt from Eckart Meyners’ new book RIDER FITNESS: BODY & BRAIN in the October issue of Practical Horseman (out now, so pick up a copy!) One of the important points Meyners makes in his book is that although riders (usually) take the time to conscientiously warm up their horse in preparation for a riding session, they rarely do so for themselves—and they are athletes, too! Riding horses puts serious physical demands on your body, and it only makes sense that you give your mind, muscles, tendons, and ligaments the opportunity to “get in the groove” before asking them to perform their best.

Read more about incorporating a rider warm-up in your riding schedule on Equisearch.com all this month.

And don’t forget to order your copy of RIDER FITNESS: BODY & BRAIN from the TSB online bookstore, where shipping in the US is always FREE!