Looking for a comfortable balanced ride on your favorite horse? Try the new Balanced Rider.
Our long-time friends and neighbors, Jim and Jo Lauter, have just launched the “Balanced Rider” training device for riders of all persuasions. Designed by Jim, an exercise scientist, the Balance Rider assists in developing seated balance and increased core strength. The result is increased comfort and confidence for both horse and rider.
In the accompanying photo, my son, Andy, tries out the Balance Rider at the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo in Denver, Colorado. The Balance Rider moves in a random fashion requiring the rider to adjust his or her position smoothly and in control in order to stay balanced. This requires healthy core strength and appropriate training of the proprioceptors,
The Balance Rider is user friendly: set it up in the comfort of your home for ease of use and convenient access for exercising. With Jim’s Balance Rider training protocols, you will get a beneficial workout and soon see results in your riding.
See Jim and the Balanced Rider at the Western States Horse Expo in Sacramento June 11-12, 2011.
We wish Jim and Jo all the best!
For more information go to www.balancerider.com