Every rider should take some time out of their week to do some simple stretching. Yoga is a great way to improve your flexibility, strength and calm your mind. Not only will it make you a better rider, but you can actually prevent injury by stretching before a ride.

Riders need to focus on their legs, lower back, core and neck muscles. They also need to practice deep, controlled breathing. Simple exercises like a quad, hamstring or neck stretch can get you ready for your time in the saddle.

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How was that? Yoga has a way of making your body feel incredible! While you’re at it, make sure to do some stretching with your horse. They can also benefit!