Working with Wendy Murdoch has been fabulous. She has helped me so much with my riding and my general physical comfort and wellbeing.
I have ridden for 42 years and much of my riding was galloping racehorses and starting youngsters. I also have run long distance for 37 years, and have performed manual labor most of my life. As a result, I have had numerous injuries, and was often in discomfort. I felt my riding position was clamped and braced.
Due to my injuries, I could not sit straight on my seat bones, and was constantly giving conflicting signals to the horses. I would try to hold myself straight, but only frustrated myself and the horse. Wendy performed Feldenkrais treatments on me, and gave me riding lessons on her wonderful horse, Al.
Wendy would make the smallest adjustments to my position, and it would make a huge improvement in Al’s way of going. Wendy taught a lesson in holding the reins with your ring and third finger instead of pinching it between your thumb and index finger, which made a big difference in my riding.
Wendy is also constantly learning herself and trying new innovations and products to help improve your riding. Her lessons have helped me significantly in training my young TB off the track for eventing. I would highly recommend Wendy for both bodywork and lessons to anyone, amateur to professionals. I only wished I lived closer to Wendy so I could ride with her more often!