Are you wondering if your saddle fits your horse? Do you find that it keeps shifting when you ride? Do you have to use a breastplate to keep it in place? Does your horse raise his head when you go around a corner or make a turn? Here’s a quick tip to find out if […]
Use this Murdoch Minute to improve your overall symmetry and to rehabilitate old injuries. If you have one ankle that is stiff, mirror the other ankle and see what happens. Do you have trouble using your right hand as well as your left? Do you have a ‘dumb’ side? Do you feel like your two […]
Do your hands lean on your horse’s mouth? Unconsciously drop one or both hands? Lean forward and lower your hands when using the reins? Does your horse rush when you ask for downward transitions? Learning to carry the weight of your forearms and hands can help you stay away from the neck and avoid leaning […]
Do you feel stuck in the hips? Tight or restricted? Do you round your shoulders or fold at the waist when in jumping position? Do you tense your hips when turning or try to shove your seat around? This exercise should help you improve your awareness of your hip joints and how to move at […]
Do you use a crest release when you jump? Wonder if you are in balance with your horse? Think you are ready for a more sophisticated type of release over fences? Here’s an exercise to find out if your weight is in the right place for an automatic release. An automatic release is where you […]
Use this Murdoch Minute to lengthen your neck and balance your head. When you ride remember the feeling of being long through your neck and balancing with something on your head and always remember to enjoy the ride!