A LEG UP – Pilates for Riders.
Why Joan Adler’s book is so important for today:
Joan Adler recognizes the various challenges that exist for today’s riders and has created a book that can prepare riders optimally for ‘good riding’. She uses Joseph Pilate’s movement concepts to develop the physical conditioning, coordination and awareness abilities needed for ‘good riding’. She has written a comprehensive work which offers many good directives for riders. She also makes suggestions for various rider movement deficiencies, so that ‘good riding’ can be successfully achieved. The goal is to have a harmonious dialogue between rider and horse.
It is evident in Joan’s book that she has wrestled intensively with the complex theoretical concepts involved for years, as she thoroughly explains both their theory and practice. She addresses a wide range of movement issues and suggests exercises for dealing with them. The layout of the book is very appealing and should motivate every rider to deal with their body’s need for movement in a systematic way. If every rider were to possess this book and do what it says, all horses and riders would benefit immensely!
Lecturer of Sports Physiology and Movement (retired)
University of Lüneburg, Germany
Joan Adler has applied her knowledge of rider issues, functional anatomy, Pilates and teaching to produce a book that addresses the rider issues of balance, flow and ability to use arms and legs independently of the body.
“Integrating Pilates exercises and principles into your daily life builds stamina, movement dexterity and energy. Build a strong, flexible and balanced body as well as a balanced mind.
Be ready to ride.”