The Athletic Rider: Muck Without Pain

Personal trainer Leah Hinnefeld demonstrates how small differences in mucking technique can make a big difference in preventing muscle strain.

From Leah:

What rider has not experienced back pain or shoulder pain at least once after mucking stalls or picking paddocks? I bet not many if any! Check out this Rider Fitness Tip on how you can keep your stable or paddock and you back in shape!

Leah Hinnefeld is a lifelong equestrian who spent over a decade studying hoof health and metabolism in horses before turning her attention to rider fitness. Leah is a personal trainer certified by the National Academy of Sports Fitness and offers Virtual Fitness Training for riders and horse lovers. You can learn more about how to get fit to ride at Please contact Leah if you are interested in learning more about the Rider Fitness Boot Camps offered by The Athletic Rider.


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