Horse and Rider Fitness

Author(s): Linda Purves


This is the definitive guide on fitness training for both horse and rider - without the use of the gym. Linda Purves gives a wealth of practical, effective, sport-specific exercises designed to take both horse and rider from fat to fit and from out of condition to competition ready. The simple, yard-based exercises, all illustrated with photographs, make fitness training fun and accessible to riders of all abilities. Comprehensive training programmes cater for all levels and take the rider progressively from the beginner in the riding school through to the advanced demands of competitive riding. Specific detail is provided on a wide range of equestrian disciplines including eventing, polo, endurance, dressage and show jumping. Aimed at today's busy horse owner, additional chapters include healthy eating to how to create a 'ten-minute stable work-out', making this an invaluable guide to improving fitness and flexibility for both horse and rider.


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Linda Purves is a qualified Personal Fitness Trainer, Sports Therapist, Sports Coach and BHSII with over twenty year's experience in the equine industry. Her varied career has included training show jumpers in the United Arab Emirates, dressage horses in Japan, and riding school riders in America. She now specialises in fitness training for horse and rider and has had several articles on the subject published in Your Horse and Pony magazines. She lives in Aberdeenshire and as well as coaching athletes in riding, athletics and cycling she is a regular competitor in multi-sports events and has represented Great Britain in the Duathlon World Championships.

General Fields

  • : 9781872119960
  • : Quiller Publishing Ltd
  • : The Kenilworth Press
  • : August 2006
  • : 246mm X 189mm X 15mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Linda Purves
  • : Hardback
  • : 798.23
  • : colour illustrations throughout