Body image disturbance in equestrian athletes

Are equestrian athletes susceptible for eating disorders or body image distortion?

As all equestrians know, not only the horse, but also the rider will be evaluated when riding in competition.

In many sports where aesthetics are important, psychological problems occur because of the high pressure this brings along.

The prevalence of psychological problems such as eating disorders and body image disortions in equestrians has not been examined before.


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