It is called the 30 Day Rider Fitness Challenge, and as the name suggests, is geared towards riders. However, a horse is not necessary for the challenge, so I will not have to be at the barn every day. The workouts target muscles groups necessary for stability and balance in the saddle. The goal of the challenge is to work on strengthening those muscle groups so the time spent in the saddle can be focused on working on the rider's technique, rather than simply trying to stay balanced. No-stirrup work has certainly helped me with this, but I noticed that I lost my balance a few times during the canter. I need to improve my core strength to help hold me in position.
The Challenge has many different kinds of exercises done each day, and it is recommended that they are down at least six days a week. I plan to utilize this Challenge and give it a try. Once a week, I'll post an update on how my Challenge is going, so if I do not get time in the saddle because of the weather, I'll at least have something to write about. I'll plan on starting after the weekend.