Many sports performance, therefore, depends on the stability of the core muscles: horse riding is part of these. In particular, jockeys must train this musculature because good stability at the abdominal level helps to control the horse and to give it correct orders. The rider does not just "stand on the saddle": the horse responds to the stimuli that derive from the muscle commands given by the rider. Which muscles are mainly involved? adductors, quadriceps, buttocks and core muscles.
The correct maintenance of the posture and the consequent set-up during the race depend, in fact, on the core that will have to work efficiently even for long periods of time. The athlete must therefore try to improve the strength and endurance of this muscle group if he is to succeed in giving perfect commands to his horse throughout the competition.