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Explaining the impact of horseback riding on the human back in easy-to-understand terms, this guide illustrates how various movements in the saddle affect a rider's back and outlines straightforward steps that can be taken immediately to help keep riders ready to saddle up. Too many riders suffer from back injury, stress, or strain and consequently experience pain when in the saddle or are unable to ride at all. This indispensable guide has step-by-step exercises for strengthening the body for riding, guidance on horse selection and tack selection, and tips on which horse sports are appropriate for riders with various back problems. Traditional and alternative treatments for back pain are also discussed, as are the special considerations of pregnant and elderly riders.
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"Practical information & exercises show riders how to prevent back problems before they have a chance to unseat you." Gaitpost"All the practical information you need to understand the diagnosis and treatment of back pain, whether caused by equestrian pursuits, outside activities, illness or heredity." Northwest Rider Magazine
"If you have chronic or acute back pain and are trying to return to the saddle, Warson offers information that'll keep riding a part of your life for a long time." Horse & Rider
"From basic anatomy and a thorough explanation of different back problems to a discussion of the physics involved in riding and how they affect a rider's back, Warson paints a clear picture of the stress and strain a spine endures . . . No matter what discipline you ride, this book will help you became stronger and more comfortable. You wouldn't let your horse suffer with aches and pain in his back, so why should you?" Chronicle of the Horse