Preparing for an event? Wanting to make sure your horse is appropriately fit for his/her age or level of competition? Not sure what exercises will help you achieve your fitness goals for your horse? Jess and Kinsey Lux from USEA Education Partner Ride iQ sit down with five-star eventer and USEA Instructors' Certification Program (ICP) instructor Jon Holling to answer questions related to all things fitness. Check it out below:
Imagine: you are at the biggest sporting event of your life. The stakes are high, and you have spent countless hours preparing for it. However, you are expected to just show up and immediately perform. You cannot stretch or take a practice swing. You have no time to loosen up or sharpen your eye. Sounds like a recipe for disaster, right? Just like us, our horses need adequate time to warm up each day. A warmup is any preparation for work, and it is often the leading edge of that work. It is the small aid response that becomes the more advanced aid response.
Olympians Kyle Carter, Doug Payne, and Lauren Nicholson joined Ride iQ Co-Founders Kinsey and Jessa Lux at the 2021 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention for a panel on the future of eventing both in the U.S. and globally as well as sharing their own individual reflections on the sport as it is today and their hopes and predictions for the future.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce the new collaboration with Ride iQ, a one-of-a-kind platform with on-demand audio lessons taught by the world’s top equestrian coaches. Ride iQ will join as an ‘Official USEA Educational Collaborator’ and will provide educational content to all USEA members.