If you grew up in an equestrian world, you’ll know that riders can often become stiff and sore after horse riding.
But it can be avoided at least in part by helping to stretch out your tired muscles - keeping you flexible and keen for many more horse riding days ahead!
So once you’ve looked after your horse post-ride, give yourself 15 to 20 minutes of stretching and relaxing with these easy yoga poses…
1. Bound Angle
Start by sitting down, keeping your back straight, chest slightly puffed out and bring your feet together in front of you, making a diamond shape with your legs.
Gently move your knees up and down, stretching out the groin and inner thighs.
This can be a challenging pose for horse riders because so much time is spent clenching the inner thighs to the saddle and bound angle focuses on opening the hips back up, so don’t force it – just open as wide as is comfortable for a gentle stretch.