Yoga Stretches for Equestrians – LOWER BODY DEEP STRETCH

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Duration: 15-30
Style: Hatha Yoga
Level: All Levels
Focus: Yoga for Flexibility, Yoga for Tight Hips, Yoga for Athletes, Yoga Without Props, Lower Body
Teacher: Kassandra Reinhardt

Overview

This summer I started taking riding lessons and have absolutely fallen in love with it. I ride three times a week (English) and I have to say, I think yoga has been my saving grace! If you have stiffness, tightness, tension or soreness in your body, this class will help you work through it which in turn will benefit your riding.

This is a 20 minute yoga class suitable for beginners and all levels. No previous yoga experience is necessary and even if you aren’t an equestrian, you’ll probably love the way this stretch feels!

These are the stretches I usually do when I get home from my lesson. They will work a lot on your inner thighs, quads, ankles and lower back but of course we will also get a few stretches in for our back and shoulders. It’s a well rounded simple practice that any equestrian can benefit from, no matter how experienced or flexible you might be!

Flexibility can have an amazing positive impact on your riding. I hope you enjoy this class 🙂

Let me know if you’d like more “equestrian” themed flows on my channel.

32 Comments

  1. Lauren Magoon

    I’m an equestrian who has just discovered yoga this past year, and am hooked!!!!! Yoga has helped my riding quite a bit and I loved this quick stretches for equestrians. ❤️

  2. cooktee79@gmail.com

    I am about to go in for surgery at 8:45 this morning pacific coast time. Send me blessings my friend

  3. cooktee79@gmail.com

    Two weeks recovery from surgery starts in 3 hours it will be a process thank you Kassandra

  4. Bridget Simmons

    Thank you 🙏 What a challenging but great class particularly after returning to Bootcamp after Christmas 🤪

  5. Susanne O’Rourke

    Nice one, great to focus on equestrian related poses. I noticed since I started doing Yoga my core has strengthend and I am able to keep a better posture on the horse..

  6. Julie Cokeley

    Great stretches for cyclists, too!! Thank you, loved it!

  7. Wendy Scarpinato

    I recently started riding too, this is perfect!

  8. Diane Wetzel

    Definitely very helpful for cyclists as well as riders! Thank you!

  9. Anita Jones

    I too am an equestrian athlete and i have really noticed the improvement in my riding and my horses love it when im supple as they can carry their own weight in balance rather than having to do all the work for both of us! Thank you Kassandra from my horses here in New Zealand 🦄

  10. kuestenfuchs

    I enjoyed this one so much! I do a lot cardio on the elliptical and it targeted all the right areas. But I would have liked a short Savasana at the end, maybe a laying spinal twist before this also.

  11. Laura

    I ride daily, and have always found toe squat unbearable! Glad to know I’m not alone in that.

    • Kassandra Reinhardt

      It’s our riding boots, they make our feet so stiff 😩

  12. Belinda Booker

    This is great, thank you. How about a yoga class for better balance in the saddle? 🏇

    • Anita Jones

      Yes for this one too please Kassandra 🦄

    • Kassandra Reinhardt

      Good idea!

    • Joan

      Yes

  13. RunningGioGio

    First time on the matt, fell on skates and fractured my ribs. Only starting to do more movement. This was perfect. I’ll look for more stretch videos. For now, no downward or up facing dogs. Twist are good. Lower body , good. But nothing that bears weight onmy arms.

  14. CBoyle

    I don’t ride a horse (only a desk!) but I love these stretches, thanks!

  15. Liz Herbst

    Nice. Good way to open a monday. 🙏

  16. Shandon Hayes

    Yes!! Thank you – and more please!! I’ve shared this video with my youth equestrian team ❤️❤️❤️

    • Kassandra Reinhardt

      Thank you ❤❤

  17. Carolin Engelhorn

    Thank you for this. It was very needed.

  18. Aliza Venn

    Yes please!! I love riding and just came from a 4 day riding trip in Tasmania! This saved me as you can imagine how sore i was after!! 🙏🏼

  19. Tasha Hudick

    This was great Kassandra. Haven’t ridden in 20 years and getting back into riding so this is just what i needed for post-ride. More please!

  20. niclee

    Would love a class to strengthen legs for riding too!

  21. Jennifer Houston

    I added this to my post-bike ride playlist! This was just what my tight legs needed.

  22. Lynda

    I would love more classes targeted at equestrisns please. As a horse trainer i do find i get extremely tight, stiff and sore in the hip flexors and lower back. Thankyou so much.

  23. Matthew Grunewald

    Should it be different if you are doing this before you ride? Maybe you could have a pre and post riding?

  24. Rosemary Honarmand

    This was good thank you. Most equestrians have injuries old and new. I have knee issues do alternative options woukd be great

  25. Nathalie Slimi

    Thank you so much for this session…I’m so please to be part in France to the community of equestrian ☺️

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