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Inner Thigh Stretch

[F3] a stretch for the inner thighs

A simple exercise for stretching the inner thigh muscles.

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How do I do it?

Begin in standing. Widen your feet so that they’re wider than your hips. Bend your left knee and shift your weight over to the left. You should feel a pull down the inside of your right inner thigh. Hold for 20-30 seconds and then return to the starting position. Repeat on the other side.

How will this help my riding?

This exercise loosens the legs, allowing the rider to soften around their horse and deepen their seat.

What does this exercise target?

It stretches the muscles of the inner thigh and groin, including the adductors.

What should I be careful of?

Don’t stretch too far. Make sure you’re warmed up properly before attempting a static stretch like this. Try not to lean forwards or backwards with your upper body.

Before starting any new exercise or training regime, we advise you to consult a physician, doctor, physiotherapist or other expert. The plans and exercises presented here and on the BLACKDOG Equestrian App are for guidance only and they do not offer advice on which you should rely. The App and the Services have not been developed to meet your individual requirements.