Stress is something that most of us live with every single day and often we are not even aware that we are stressed; that’s until you get on your horse.
We have all heard the saying “your horse is your mirror”, and that is absolutely true, particularly when it comes to stress and reflecting our tension.
One very important aspect of our riding - and one that is often overlooked - is our breathing and relaxation.
When we are stressed, our breathing automatically is compromised as it becomes shallow and more rapid.
This then causes tension in our body that blocks our pelvis and stiffens our hips, as well as negatively affects our shoulders and arms.