Wide horse help...off the horse exercises?

TheHairyOne

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Hello, hoping for some advice! Unhandled cob i got august finally got a name...Moomin! He is turning into a complete super star and as hes been getting fitter ive been spending more time in the saddle. The problem is he is the widest horse i have ever sat on and after about 1/2 an hour i can feel my (always been slightly dodgy) right leg curling up, resulting in it sliding backwards. Annoying and no good. Now i know this is my hips, so wondered if there are any suggestions for ways i can loosen them off, on the horse or off him!

And some pictures...just to show him off really, but it will give you an idea!



 
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hlb93

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He is beautiful! I'm not sure how helpful I can be but I have a wide Highland and recently struggled with knee problems (on a Connie, who is not even as wide as the Highland). I had 3 private physio sessions and what a difference, almost no knee pain at all. I think pilates and yoga are good for general flexibility, strength and conditioning but a physio would be able to advise you on more specific exercises. In my case, I had an x-ray and was referred to physio through the NHS but the waiting list was too long and I went private to speed up the process as I have iffy knees from years of swimming competitive breaststroke. Wishing you the best of luck!
 

planete

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Physio is definitely the way to go. First to make sure you are not going to aggravate a problem and also to give you some appropriate exercises to help you adjust without hurting yourself.
 
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