Fitness, Performance and the Female Equestrian by Mary D. Midkiff
Model Number: 9781860540134
Fitness, Performance and the Female Equestrian is an all-discipline, all-breed approach to improving the “team performance” of the female rider and her horse. It’s all about AWAREness (A Woman’s Approach to Riding Effectively~), a series of tips signalling key points on health, fitness, nutrition, safety, and comfort.
Designed for experienced riders as well as newcomers, this indispensable resource guide provides information on:
Biomechanic and anatomical considerations for women
Stretching and strengthening exercises to enhance riding performance
Techniques to gain more performance with less effort
Saddle balancing and fitting tips
Riding and its relationship to ageing, pregnancy, and lifestyles
Nutrition and dietary factors in daily riding and competitions
In Fitness, Performance and the Female Equestrian, Mary D. Midkiff, a rider and horse business professional, offers a new perspective on the way horses are understood, equipped and ridden by women. She joins with other experts to take us through the changing dynamics of women on horseback, arriving at a new approach to riding effectiveness.
Women now represent over 80 percent of today’s horse enthusiasts and riders. The techniques, equipment and teaching methods used with horses, however, have not moved in step with the growing involvement and influence of adult and young women.