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76048, Hwy 322, Rockwood, MB
Phone: 204- 801-3489
Email: chelsea@diversityhorsemanship.com
Rider Fitness at Diversity Horsemanship- Books, Classes, and Clinics Available!!

The rider fitness exercise programs at Diversity Horsemanship have been developed in response to the most commonly seen bio-mechanical and postural challenges people have when learning to ride. Having watched and coached thousands of riders over the years, Chelsea identifies the issues most commonly plaguing riders and gives solutions via stretching, strength training, and exercise theory- both on and off the horse. She has found that riders who train at home between rides get more out of their lessons and ride time because their body is able to do what they want it to do, instead of restricting them, so they can focus on the horse and the timing and co-ordination of the aids, as well as the mulititude of other things the riders need to focus on. She has also noticed a reduction in pain and stiffness from riding in herself and in many of her students. The classes and the book help riders identify what issues they have, why they are detrimental to their riding, and what strength training and/or stretches they can do to remedy them.


Order the Book " Improve Your Riding Through Exercise" for only $23.50 from Diversity Horsemanship in Person, or Online at www.thebookpatch.com. Both ebook and hard copies are available.
Start your own program to improve your riding between rides today!
"Improve Your Riding Through Exercise" is full of photos and easy to use! Includes step by step instructions for each exercise, modifications to make exercises easier or more challenging, and contains a warm up routine that you can use to limber up before riding. This book is useful to all levels and disciplines of riders. Because concepts of core engagement and neutral pelvis are explained in depth and exercises begin as simpe, first time exercises can learn the ropes with this guide. Experienced exercisers looking for a challenge and have a demanding work out will also find exercises for them. All riders will find increased body awareness and ability to improve their weak areas using this book.
Rider Fitness Clinics and Exercise Classes:


Rider Fitness for Optimal Equitation Clinic:
- Mounted Component- contains before and after riding self exploration, assessment and comparison while riding.
- Classroom Component- An exercise theory class. An illustrative presentation of the human muscles we are going to stretch and strength train and why they matter to riders, explaination of anterior pelvic tilt and other common issues.
- Stretching and Strength Training Compnent- Learn the exercises you need to improve your riding with the help of a coach to help correct your form and tell you when you are on track. We provide yoga mats, stability balls and hand weights.
















Rider Stretch and Strength Training Classes:
- Various lengths of time and topics are availble, from just stretching, to Core strength focused.
- Often held as a follow- up to the "Rider Fitness for Optimal Equitation Clinic" to help riders see if they are following the program at home correctly and are keeping their form and movement patterns correct.




Contact Diversity Horsemanship or Check out the Events Page on this website to see which rider fitness class or clinic is happening next!