After horseback riding my fingers feel stiff, lazy and i feel like my technique has degraded. I think it's because the pulling on my hands. I know sport is a very common topic in piano forums, but I haven’t seen anyone talking about horseback riding. Can it do long-term damage to your hands? (Yes I use gloves, but they don’t seem to be very useful)

I might be a bit paranoid about this but I still want to hear you honest answers.

  • Have you just started horse riding? Jun 12, 2019 at 17:18
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    Nope. I have been doing it for years Jun 12, 2019 at 18:36

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If your piano technique returns to normal within an hour or two after riding, don't worry. That sounds like the same degraded fine motor control that one gets temporarily after a gym workout.

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