The Athletic Equestrian

The Athletic Equestrian

Over 40 Exercises for Good Hands, Power Legs, and Superior Seat Awareness

Sally Batton


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• The author has 30 years of experience coaching equestrian sports at the collegiate level.

• Introduces the new concept of "Equicize" an innovative warm-up routine similar to aerobics on horseback. 

• Shows riders how to say goodbye to common rider problems, such as, trouble balancing over the horse’s center of gravity.

• Dozens of creative "hacks" that will get riders on their way to greater levels of riding proficiency.


Sally Batton:

Sally Batton was the head coach of the Dartmouth College Division I Varsity Equestrian Team for 30 years, coaching dozens of riders to regional, zone and national titles. She is the past Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) National Steward and was presented with the IHSA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013 and was inducted into the inaugural class of the IHSA Hall of Fame in 2019. Batton is a certified instructor with both the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) and the American Riding Instructor’s Association (ARIA); in 2008, she was named ARIA Instructor of the Year. She is the Founder and current President of the Athletic Equestrian League, an organization that offers horsemanship education and competition opportunities to English and Western riders from first grade through adult. She lives in New Hampshire (