If you’re anything like me, you probably don’t stretch anywhere near as much as you should. I’m lazy and by the time I’m done working out the last thing I want to do is spend time stretching.
Last year I was bemoaning that my riding sucked and I just couldn’t seem to SIT, my stirrups were several holes shorter than they used to be and just what the hell happened! I knew it wasn’t core strength, I lift weights 5 days a week. I thought about saddle fit but that all checked out.
Lo and behold…it was my hips! They were so tight, my leg was being pulled up and I physically could not sit correctly. Fast forward to now, and I suddenly realised the other day that I was sitting so much better, and felt so in tune with the horse.
So…do your stretches people! It really does make a world of difference.