How Important is Fitness for Riders?

On June 16, 2015, I was a guest on Alyssa Barne's Earn Your Spurs Podcast. 

Here's Earn Your Spurs Episode 42: Health and Fitness For Riders with Andrea Otley

I am a health and fitness coach who specializes in helping riders reach their goals. As a barrel racer and reined cow horse competitor, I understand firsthand how developing your fitness can be a huge asset for having more success with your horses and better results in the show pen.  I am also a mother of three and knows that getting and staying fit takes work.

In this episode, Alyssa and I discuss what muscle groups are the most important for riders to develop, how to determine what sort of diet you should be following, and the importance of understanding your “why” prior to embarking on your fitness journey.

During her podcasts, Alyssa likes to ask her guests, "What do you think is the most important quality for any good cowboy to have?"

Here's my answer: "Integrity. Doing the right thing even when nobody else is watching."