Welcome to Fit to Ride
The Fit to Ride initiative is designed and led by Human Performance Coach, Jon Pitts, who has spent years researching and working with riders from grass roots level upwards to understand how the human body impacts the horses performance. Fit to Ride looks at and provides a clearer understanding of the skill of horse riding using modern techniques and language so riders can improve their safety, confidence and performance whilst riding. Fit to Ride equips riders with the mental and physical tools they need to become the rider they want to be.
The basis of this training centres on the rider and not the horse. It is founded on how the body reacts to being asked to work with another, more powerful animal where there is potential danger. Essentially, it holds the key to how we develop technique individually rather than trying to make riders do something they can’t understand or physically do, and then provide them with the tools to be able to do so. Fit to Ride looks at the root of the cause using detailed analysis to establish how we can rebuild stronger foundation to provide riders with a greater understanding and control of their skill, and therefore provide a greater consistency in performance.
Available throughout the wider equestrian community, Fit to Ride provides an ongoing resource for riding clubs, centres and colleges. Alongside this the website presents an online tool for equestrians by providing training and support to them along this journey of learning to ride their horse better and safer.
Look inside now to find out more about Fit to Ride and click here to see how our programmes can help you!