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How Does Horseback Riding Involve the 11 Components of Fitness
Transcript of How Does Horseback Riding Involve the 11 Components of Fitness
By: Lily Morgan
Ex: Equestrians bodies
Ex: Barrel Racing & Weaving Poles
Ex: Cross Country
Having your whole body work in unison.
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In horseback riding the position stretches the legs and straightens the back.
Ability to stretch the body.
Lean body vs fat.
How fast you can move a body part.
In horseback riding when you approach a jump, you must quickly urge the horse forward and go in to two point.
The amount of time that it takes to react to a stimuli.
In horseback riding if the horse stumbles or knocks down a rail you have to be able to react quickly to steady yourself and the horse.
Quick movements that can be sharp which require balance.
In horseback riding you have to be able to make several quick turns while maintaining a fast pace.
To keep equally stationary while moving.
In cross country the ground is uneven, and if you're not balanced your horse could fall down.
Ex: Overall Jumping positions
Speed and strength.
In racing and jumping you and the horse have to be strong and fast.
A constant elevated heart rate.
Ex: Overall Taking care off
Constant use of muscles over an extended amount of time.
Ex: Two point in a course
Use of muscles in a short amount of time.
Controlling the horse, mucking out stalls, leading, feeding, and overall taking care of a horse is a big job which can keep your heart rate elevated.
In a jump course, you have to stay in two point which is off the horse. This uses your leg muscles over an extended amount of time.
Posting, which is moving yourself up and down on a horse while they are trotting uses your muscles, but not for a very long amount of time.
Equestrians are mostly ectomorph, slightly built, but they do have muscles.
In jumping a course you have to get out of the saddle and lean forward with your head up and forward. This has your whole body work together.