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on all trail riding see our
Trail Rides page
Time to plan on your winter riding
ACHC Club Meeting &
November 10, 2015 • 6:30 PM
The meeting and Potluck Dinner will be held at the Aplex
Potluck Dinner, bring a dish to pass.
Please bring your own beverage.
The club will provide plates and silverware
December 8, 2015
Annual Christmas Party, Meeting,
Potluck Dinner and the world famous Horse Thieves Gift Swap!
Held at the Aplex at 6:30 PM
There will also be an election of officers
Send them to Bonnie or Jackie
as an Email Attachment
Be the best at ... Horseback Riding
Perfect your pelvis
The difference between a good and bad rider is the ability to control the trunk with the. Your trunk accounts for two-thirds of your weight, so how you control it makes a real difference for the horse. Perfect this by sitting on your hands, feeling your seat bones, and imagining that your pelvis is the top of a full bucket of water. Tip it forwards to pour out water, then backwards to tip it out of the back, trying to keep your seat bones pointing downwards throughout.
Good balance is vital. Sit on a stability ball and lift one foot off the floor, then the other, keeping yourself central. Progress to straddling it with both feet off the floor. While you're there, refine your reactions by having someone throw a ball to catch. Fast reactions are essential when riding something that can make its own decisions!
Don't neglect cardio
Riding boosts heart rate with a combination of exercise and adrenaline. Being cardiovascularly fit is important because fatigue can affect decision-making, balance and reactions.
Most riders will favor a stronger side and put more weight into one stirrup. This is like someone leaning sideways when you give them a piggyback. Being aware of putting even weight through each stirrup can help redress this.
Suppleness means muscular control of rhythm, how your body collects and controls external movement. It's crucial because you can hinder your horse by being out of tune with it. Try to think about how your body weight is affecting the horse while riding.
Have an idea for Group Camping?
Contact Jackie Konecke at 989-356-0071
Want to plan a Day Ride? Contact...
Indian Reserve Road, Chippewa Hills or Graham Road
Contact Darlene Alexander 989-727-3137