Can a workout programme with ballet as it roots, really help your horse riding skills? ...absolutely yes!!! At iambarre, we have a growing number of very keen equestrians, who regularly attend classes, all of whom report an unbelievable improvement in their riding skills.... "Strengthen your core" is something coaches can be heard encouraging in a whole host of sporting activities and horse riding is no different; but what many coaches don't clearly understand is exactly what this over used term of 'core' actually entails? (it isn't, as many suspect a six pack!) Bio mechanically, your core muscles are all the muscles that support your spine and pelvis. For a horse rider, strength around the pelvis is critical as it becomes the base of support in the saddle, as every movement is received by the pelvis. Amongst other things, an iambarre class focuses on building the stabilising muscles around the pelvis, with clear processes that can easily be taken from studio to stable. At iambarre we think of your core as a whole unit, working front, back and side to side, utilising both your superficial and deeper muscles and working on a number of anatomical planes all at once. Muscles, ligaments and nerves are able to work in synergy, as we know this is the only way to have an improved impact on the position of the body, with the trunk stacked above the hips and the correct position of the legs beneath this. We teach you techniques to build both strength and awareness, to harness these skills, in and outside of class.
Here's what one of our many horse riding clients has to say about class"..... "My iambarre class has given me a better understanding of core strength and greater flexibility. Not only am I pain free after intense training sessions on the horses, but after many years of doing the same,thing, I now feel my riding is really improving, as I am much more able to maintain an independent seat. Thank you iambarre, the benefit to my riding is an extra bonus. I'm hooked!" Monica H #iambarre #barrecambridge #ridingcorestrength #fitequestrian #improveyourseat