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 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. 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 […]
Murdoch Minute No. 58: Find Your Hip Joints
Use this Murdoch Minute to locate your hip joints. Whenever you begin to feel a bit stiff or tense remind yourself of their location so that you let go of excess tension in your seat and legs.