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Somatics (Horse + Rider)

3 Somatic Exercises for Hoof Care Practitioners

Hoof trimmers, farriers and riders alike all experience tension, soreness and fatigue in our hands, wrists and forearms… and this significantly limits our ability to work with as many horses as we would like on a daily basis. In this article, I’m going to teach you how to begin unwinding the tension that is responsible […]

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Somatics (Horse + Rider)

How to Get your Heels Down & Legs Relaxed

You know it’s important to keep your heels down when you ride a horse. Did you know that rather than ‘pushing’ your heels down, you can allow your heels to get lower by learning relaxing your calf muscles? Rather than stretching your calves, you can learn to passively lengthen them! Below, I’ll teach you how […]