15 min Yoga for Equestrians – Pre-Ride Stretch (Hips & Lower Body)

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Duration: < 15
Style: Vinyasa Flow
Level: Beginner
Focus: Yoga for Tight Hips, Yoga for Athletes, Yoga Without Props
Teacher: Kassandra Reinhardt


Hi everyone, thanks for joining me on the mat today. I’m going to take you through a pretty standard practice I do before I go riding my horse. I absolutely love horseback riding but unfortunately it has created a lot of tension and stiffness in my lower body. It’s important to stretch before and after each ride!

This is an all levels yoga class which will work on opening up your hips and shoulders while stretching deeply through your quads, calves and hamstrings. We’ll have a few low back and upper back stretches as well to make this a well rounded yoga flow. No props needed!

I do very low level dressage and jumping but really this is a great sequence for riding of any kind!

I plan on filming a lot more yoga for equestrian classes in the future, hopefully this Summer when I can do it in the pasture with all the horses present πŸ™‚


  1. ken miner

    I don’t ride a horse, but I do ride a motorcycle. That counts, right? πŸ˜‰

    • Kassandra

      Of course

  2. Julie Cokeley

    Great for bicyclists too!!

    • Kassandra


  3. Annete Silveira

    I dont ride but I’m here for anything that stretches and strengthens my hips. Thank you.

    • Kassandra


  4. Elke Schwalm

    Great stretches, my legs were sore and now feel so much better. I guess this is a good general pre workout stretch as well πŸ™‚ I would love to go riding again, but our Chevy, an old Quarter horse passed on a bit ago. I can so understand your joy with your horse. πŸ™‚

    • Kassandra Reinhardt

      Oh im so sorry for your loss πŸ™

  5. Virginie Dubourg

    Also very nice before a run!

  6. kuestenfuchs

    That was super intense on my feet and ankles. I don’t ride, but I do bouldering and the climbing shoes and impact make my feet incredibly tight. This might become a regular practice for me πŸ™‚ Thanks for putting it together!

    • Kassandra Reinhardt

      Glad it was helpful!

    • Kassandra

      Oh nice! Glad to hear it helped you out

  7. Karen Lucia

    I really enjoyed this practice. I am not an equestrian but an avid bicycle rider. Any alterations or additions you would recommend?

    • Kassandra

      This one is great for cyclists as well!

  8. Kate Williams

    I do ride a horse and this is brilliant for preparing the aging joints!!!

    • Kassandra

      Glad you enjoyed

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