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Ask kerrymccahill: What are your favorite exercices to improve your balance (on and off the saddle)?

Ask kerrymccahill: What are your favorite exercices to improve your balance (on and off the saddle)?
I have loved doing bareback stuff and riding without stirrups! That's a bit difficult and scary on a bigger horse but my seat has really improved whilst I have been playing around on my pony
Hello Melinda,

Good question. I have to say though that riding I’ve found is one of THE best exercises anyone can do to improve your balance. My balance has improved since riding all the time. There are some other things you can do though to help with that though out of the saddle! In the gym using a bosu ball with some one legged exercises while balancing and using a medicine ball is great! I’ve also found tennis is really good with how it can teach you how to learn stability with your lower body while maintaining a strong core, which is very demanding while riding! In the saddle doing no stirrup work is fantastic, and increasing the difficulty with lengthening and shortening will really get you strong! 😉

Kerry