Do you have trouble turning your horse? Does he look out on the turns? Do you feel like he won’t listen to the inside rein? Do you get tight in the shoulders? The answer may be how you are using your arm in the turn. Next time you ride some circles or turns notice what […]
Do you have trouble riding clean transitions? Brace against the horse’s back? Stiffen in your hips, knees or ankles? A mini-trampoline is a great way to get your transitions flowing. Next time you ride notice what happens when you ride a series of transitions. Is the horse abrupt, resistant or delayed in responding? Do you […]
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 […]
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!
Stacy Charland has been a student of Wendy’s for over 2 years. She takes lessons on a once/month basis and has attended one clinic in the October 2012. Stacy and her horse Roy have made great improvement in that time. In this short interview Stacy talks about why she rides with Wendy and what she […]