Do you have difficulty lengthening your horse’s stride? Do you tense your buttocks in rising the trot? Do you lead with your chest instead of your seat as you rise? Here’s a quick tip to help you to open your hips, rise the trot correctly and ask for a longer stride. Next time you ride […]
Do you fall forward over a jump? Do you have problems with drop fences? Do you brace your leg when jumping? Here’s a quick tip to improve your jumping position in the comfort of your own home. Next time you jump notice what happens to your position. Do you throw yourself forward on take off […]
Do you enjoy riding bareback? Do you ride in a treeless saddle? Do you wonder how your horse can understand small movements in your seat when you ride? Here’s a quick tip to have a bit of insight into bareback riding. I had the opportunity to photograph my 5’4” skeleton on top of a fully […]
Use this Murdoch Minute to locate your hip joints. Whenever you begin to feel a bit stiff or tense remind yourself of their location so that you let go of excess tension in your seat and legs.
Do you have trouble stopping your horse? Do you brace against your stirrups while pulling back on the reins? Does your horse fall forward when you move off? You may be doing too much with your arms and not enough with your seat. Stabilizing your elbows by your sides may be the answer.
Do you wish you had better hands? Is your instructor always telling you to make your hands quiet? Does your horse get resistant when you ask for a turn? Here’s a quick tip to improve your hand position and contact with the horse’s mouth for both western and English riding.