There are a million things that makes a good rider, but here are 5 things that I think you definitely don't want to miss! The first thing that pops to my mind is, that a rider needs to have a general good physical condition...
A lot of people ask me about how I motivate myself to keep going, especially if I’ve just been to a competition that didn’t go very well. First of all, it’s really about having a dream and communicating that dream to the people around you, telling them where it is that you want to go. In that way, they can help you get there, because they know exactlywhatit is that you want to do.
I get a lot of questions in the comments on the blog about how to train, what kind of weight is the optimum, how I find time to do other things and so on, so I’ve gathered some of the questions and answered them in this video! One of the questions I wasn’t able to include because of too much wind was “At what age do you start training your horses for Grand Prix and under 25 competitions?”
This Sunday I had to train at the gym all by myself. The last couple of months I’ve been traininga lottogether with my personal trainer Tommy and only alone for a few times. When speaking of cardio it’s very easy to do by my own (running, crossing or rowing), but when it comes to weight training I had a lot of technique to learn. Since Tommy started training me I’ve learned so much and I really feel that my technique gets better and better every time I step into the gym.
Maybe it’s just me, but when being an equestrian there is in general not a lot of focus on your training and your diet. But when it comes to your horse, you know exactly what he (or she) eats, how to train it or what kind of extra products is needed to complement his needs of gaining or losing weight, maintaining liquid balance or controlling his energy level during daily training.