Tag: Fitness


Jump Rope Challenge 3: Jump Rope For Riding

3rd August

Will Faerber shows you how jumping rope can improve your riding.



Will’s Jump Rope Challenge 2

3rd August

Jump Rope Challenge 2. Longest continual Jump.



Will’s Jump Rope Challenge! 1

3rd August

Will Faerber invites you to join him in the A2R Jump rope challenge. Will and Associate Trainer Trish Yates, demonstrate how to jump rope and it’s benefits for riders and ask you to join them on a two month challenge!



Exercise To Help Rider’s Balance

31st January

Hi this is Will Faerber from Art2Ride and today I wanted to answer a question that came into us. A beginner rider wanted to know what kind of exercises he could do to improve his riding.

I have found that the elliptical machine is the best machine type exercise that there is. It is very low impact on your knees and also allows you to imitate how you would be on a horse. Be sure to keep your shoulders up and your abdomen engaged. The biggest thing that it can help with is your balance, because you aren’t holding on. Holding on to the bars and hunching over won’t do you any good. Be sure to keep your knees and your hips relaxed. So I highly recommend the elliptical trainer. I use it three times a week. It will do more …



How Do You Stay Fit To Ride?

21st January

Hi this is Will Faerber from Art2Ride and I am here today with my lovely wife Karen and our horse Zoolander. We had a request come in asking about rider fitness, so we are going to discuss that and what we do in particular. We will discuss how we stay in shape and the requirements to ride at this level.

You will never be a better rider than you are fit. So if you are out of shape, just know that that will always stand in your way to some level or another. You need flexibility, strength and wind to be able to ride, so in other words you need a cross training type of exercise. The most important thing is eating well. I am a raw foodist who eats about eighty percent raw food. I eat a thing called raw …




From the Blog!

Join me as I post weekly blogs covering many topics relating to Classical Foundation Training. I have intentionally left out the word "dressage" because many people have a negative association with the prevalent "crank and spank" approach or that it is a sport for only those who are afraid to jump.

Dressage as it is meant to be is an understanding of how to best optimize a horse's movement and ability to carry a rider, surely a benefit for any horse, any discipline. It is also important in maintaining your horse's safety, soundness and sanity.

Barb and Perhaps: WDF Foundation Level 1 Test 4

Barb and Perhaps demonstrate the World Dressage Federation Foundation Level 1 Test 4 with Will’s commentary.

Amber and Legolas: WDF Foundation Level 1 Test 6

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride discusses the world dressage federation level 1 test 6. Amber and Legolas Demonstrate.

Video Critique: Julie and Barbie Submission 1

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride discusses the video sent in by Julie and gives suggestions for further improvement.

**Correction, the Clinic Will...