Do you feel like your ankles are inflexible? Do you have difficulty getting your heels down? Do your ankles hurt? Do you need hinged stirrups in order to get weight in your heels? Here’s a quick tip develop flexibility and depth in your heels. Next time you ride notice what happens to your ankles when […]
Do you lose your stirrups? Stiffen your ankles? Have trouble getting your heels down? Does your stirrup swing forward when you ride? Do you carry your stirrup on your toes? Perhaps your difficulty results from the interpretation of riding with the stirrup on the ball of your foot. A small but significant change in foot […]
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!
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.
I don’t ride every day. I wish I could. In fact if I get on a horse once a week I’m doing well. Well, that is not entirely true either. I actually ride every day. In fact I probably spend most of my day on a horse. Does this sound like a paradox? Well, everything […]
Do you have trouble keeping your elbows by your sides? Does your instructor keep yelling at you to keep your elbows in? Perhaps you have only one wayward elbow that you can’t seem to control. The answer may be in giving you a tactile sense of where your elbows belong and letting you feel the benefit of having your elbows in the right place.