Boost your riding performance with Harlow

Posted 28th April 2023

Up your fitness game to help improve your riding and overall performance


While it’s important that your pony is fit enough for his job, you also need to have a good level of fitness so you can control him, go with his movements and enjoy your time in the saddle. Here are some ideas to help you improve your riding fitness and overall performance!

Keep fit

Did you know that your heart works really hard when you’re riding, and especially when jumping or galloping around a cross-country course? The more efficient your heart is, the better your brain and muscles will work, so you’ll find riding less tiring and be able to focus more easily.

To increase your heart’s efficiency, do exercises that gradually get your heart beating faster. I like…

  • going for a power walk, jog or run
  • swimming
  • HIIT (high intensity interval training) for kids workouts – you can find guided
    videos online


Eating a balanced diet and drinking lots of water – throughout the day and during exercise – will help you stay healthy and hydrated.

Did you know?

One hour of movement a day will help you stay healthy. It can be any exercise that gets your heart beating faster, such as playing games with your friends, walking, swimming or riding!

Find out more ways you can help to improve your riding fitness in June PONY – get your copy today!

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