Interviews & Profiles

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For this article, I interviewed yoga for riders specialist Louise Sattler of Galloping Yoga. We discussed various concepts and exercises that come from the yoga tradition and align very nicely with sport and conditioning practices for developing flexibility. For a busy rider, the exercises below are accessible and easy to do almost anywhere.

By Jess Hallas-Kilcoyne - Wanted! Loving Horse Owners: Giving Racehorses a Dignified Retirement.

By Melanie Huggett - Omar Moreno sports an infectious smile. These days, the 25-year-old jockey certainly has a lot to smile about. With 144 wins in 2010, Moreno was named 2010’s top apprentice jockey at the Eclipse Awards, the premier awards of North America’s Thoroughbred racing industry.

Interviewed by Karen Robinson - But for Lisa Coulter, Princeton is a place she will always be proud to call home. The fact that she has broken into the upper echelon of international reining is something Coulter hopes will be an inspiration to young riders from across the country, no matter what their discipline.

Heather Sansom, horse riding fitness, Amy Millar, equine fitness, horse rider fitness, optimal horse riding fitness

In "How the Pros Stay Fit to Ride, Part 1", I interviewed some of our top Canadian dressage riders to see what they did to cross-train for riding. In this article, I am happy to bring you interviews with top Canadian show jumpers Amy Millar and Amanda Hay.

Heather Sansom, horse riding fitness, Ashley Holzer, Danielle Gallagher

You might think that a professional rider can afford to take time to cross-train because they are, after all, a professional athlete. I work with some pros on a weekly basis and I have to tell you, you probably have more personal discretionary time available than they do.

Interviewed by Emily Penn - Emily George is one of Canada’s up-and-coming riders. The 26-year-old made her debut on the Canadian Show Jumping Team at the Nation’s Cup in Buenos Aires on November 25, 2011. Her teammates were Jonathan Asselin, Angela Covert-Lawrence, and Tiffany Foster. George was the only one of the four to go clear in the first round, and the team’s performance in the second round was enough to secure the Gold Medal for Canada.

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