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 […]
Are You Ready for an Automatic Release?
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 […]
Murdoch Minute No. 80: Balance Your Head
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!
Murdoch Minute No. 63: Push the Wall
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 […]
Murdoch Minute No. 59: Have a Ball with Your Jumping Position
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 […]
Murdoch Minute No. 57: Anatomy of Bareback Riding
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 […]