Working across disciplines not only improves your riding ability, but your fitness, too.
BY MEGAN ARSZMAN
Sometimes we feel that if we put all of our focus into one thing, we’ll excel at that chosen discipline or sport. But when you’re talking about young ath- letes and sports, studies have shown that aking a multi-sport approach can lead to better performance and less burnout. So if that’s the case for our children
and sports, shouldn’t we take that into consideration for
ourselves in the saddle?
body position and
balance in the
I am a big proponent of changing things up in the gym and in the
barn. At one point I was riding a
hunt seat horse, while competing in
rodeo events and showing in reining.
I used to say it was because I didn’t
like to get bored, and while that is
true, I think the underlying reason
was because I wanted to get better at
riding and at my craft.
Saddle in the