hip stretches cowgirl magazine

Anyone who has ridden horses long enough knows how important loose hips are! The walk, trot, and lope are a lot easier when you can follow your horse’s movement and go with them. Your hips are constantly moving and flexing while riding. You can keep them loose by trying some of these simple exercises.

Stretches for Loose Hips

Yoga is great for equestrians. You can target specific areas or do a full body stretch. With these particular movements, you’ll focus on the hips and lower back. It’s ideal for those that have tight muscles due to previous injuries, age, the weather, or just a general lack of flexibility.

How good did that feel! Keep at it and you’ll see amazing results.

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