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OSTEOPATHIC EQUESTRIAN™ is an EQUESTRIAN FITNESS COMPANY that's about better biomechanics and posture for riders. This means that OSTEOPATHIC EQUESTRIAN™ is an equestrian fitness challenge that trains fitness and conditioning specifically for riders.

Fitness clients come from all disciplines, and with all riding ability from beginner adult amateurs, to youth to professional World competition level riders. Clients have included 'late-bloomers', riders with disability and the following disciplines: Polo, Eventing, Hunter/Jumper, Western, Natural Horsemanship, Trail, Pleasure, Endurance…


The coaching approach is based on the foundational principles of OSTEOPATHIC FITNESS® which align with good biomechanics for the best rider fitness program available.

Services included in the equestrian fitness program:

  • Private Fitness Training

  • Strength training for equestrians

  • Mental Performance Training

  • Facilitated Fascial Stretch Therapy

  • Posture Assessment

  • Life & Wellbeing Coaching

Using OSTEOPATHIC FITNESS® functional training and integrating different approaches, training programs are targeted to help your body move the way it was designed to.

Being fit contributes to healthier lifestyle and bodyweight, looking and feeling your best. OSTEOPATHIC FITNESS® Functional Training works with your body's design for movement patterns.

Good biomechanics and posture reduce injuries, while good sport conditioning practice means that your workout is efficient and aligned to your goals and needs.

Following the right plan helps you reach your goals without compromising foundational steps that protect you from injury.


Because of the focus on OSTEOPATHIC FITNESS® functional training, we are especially successful with out-of-the-box unique requirements.

Training works for seniors, injury post-rehab, disability and conditions, as well as competitive sport clients.

Because you need more than a canned workout.

Living better and reaching your physical activity or sport goals happens when your training meets you where you are at.

We have a lot of experience working with clients who prefer training:

  • At our private gym.

  • Equestrian workout at home

  • Pilates and/or Strength Training equipment.

  • Taking disability or medical condition into consideration.

OSTEOPATHIC FITNESS® Equestrian fitness is essential for riders to maintain proper balance, coordination, and strength while interacting with horses. Since horseback riding requires a combination of cardiovascular endurance, core stability, flexibility, and muscular strength, a well-rounded fitness regimen is crucial. Here are some key aspects to consider for achieving the best equestrian fitness:

  1. Cardiovascular Endurance: OSTEOPATHIC FITNESS® has you engage in aerobic exercises like running, cycling, or swimming to enhance your cardiovascular fitness. Good endurance will help you maintain energy levels during longer rides and competitions.

  2. Core Strength: A strong core is vital for maintaining balance and stability on the horse. OSTEOPATHIC FITNESS® incorporate exercises like planks, Russian twists, and leg raises to target your core muscles.

  3. Leg Strength: Strong legs are essential for maintaining proper leg position and control while riding. OSTEOPATHIC FITNESS® include squats, lunges, and calf raises in your workout routine.

  4. Flexibility and Stretching: Stretching is important to maintain flexibility, which can prevent injuries and improve your riding posture. OSTEOPATHIC FITNESS® personal trainers incorporates yoga or dedicated stretching routines to keep your muscles supple.

  5. Balance and Coordination: Activities like yoga, Pilates, or balance exercises can improve your overall body awareness and coordination, which are essential for precise movements on horseback.

  6. Upper Body Strength: Your upper body strength helps with rein control and maintaining proper posture. OSTEOPATHIC FITNESS® incorporates push-ups, pull-ups, and resistance band exercises to work your upper body muscles.

  7. Functional Training: OSTEOPATHIC FITNESS® has you engage in exercises that mimic the movements you perform while riding, such as squats with a weighted bar to simulate stirrup pressure.

  8. Plyometrics: Plyometric exercises, like box jumps and lateral bounds, can improve explosive power and agility, which are useful for quick reactions while riding.

  9. Flexibility and Mobility Training: OSTEOPATHIC FITNESS® does dynamic stretching, foam rolling, and mobility exercises to enhance your range of motion and prevent muscle imbalances.

  10. Posture Awareness: Practice good posture both on and off the horse. OSTEOPATHIC FITNESS® will help by strengthening your back muscles can help you maintain an upright posture while riding.

  11. Hydration and Nutrition: Stay well-hydrated and follow a balanced diet to support your energy levels and recovery.

  12. Cross-Training: OSTEOPATHIC FITNESS® has you engage in a variety of physical activities to prevent overuse injuries and promote overall fitness. Swimming, cycling, and hiking can be excellent cross-training options.

  13. Mental Fitness: Riding requires focus, confidence, and resilience. OSTEOPATHIC FITNESS® will have you practice mindfulness, visualization, and relaxation techniques to maintain mental clarity and manage stress.

Call today for free transformation session 203-240-4020.


383 Main Street, Ridgefield CT, 06877

Serving Ridgefield, Wilton, Redding, New Canaan, North Salem NY, South Salem NY, Lewisboro NY, Pound Ridge NY.

Herzog Body Tech LLC

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