Pilates and Stretching



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Price: £10
Running Time: 1 hour, 13 mins

Lecture Description

This online video is an extension of the book Pilates and Stretching for Horses – An Exercise Index for Horse Owners.

It begins by explaining relevant aspects of the anatomy of the musculoskeletal system and the principles and benefits of ‘’Pilates’ type exercises as applied to the horse. It then demonstrates exactly how, why, when and where to perform the exercises.

The video is unique in that it shows exercises targeting the equivalent muscle groups for people. With suggestions for fitting the exercises easily into an existing daily routine and used as part of a structured training programme, this practical, visual guide for horse and rider will help...

  • Improve performance

  • Increase range of movement

  • Improve core stability and balance

  • Improve posture, co-ordination and flexibility

  • Reduce muscular stiffness and tension

  • Reduce risk of soft tissue strain and injury

  • Encourage a soft and supple frame

  • Develop relationship between horse and handler

Lecture Structure

This presentation is divided into 9 chapters:-


  1. Principles of Pilates

  2. Principles of Anatomy

  3. The Spine and Posture

  4. The Core Muscles

  5. Pilates Exercises

  6. Active Exercises

  7. Passive Movements 

  8. Passive Stretches 

  9. Commonly Asked Questions

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