Use this Murdoch Minute to improve your circles and turns. When you align your head with your pelvis and turn as one, your horse will hear a clear turn signal that will require much less use of the reins. Turning Issues Do you have trouble turning your horse? Feel like he is ignoring you? Look […]
Use this Murdoch Minute to improve your hands and rein contact. When you can make continuous circles with your hand on your back at all gaits, your shoulders will be free to follow your horses mouth on the flat and over fences. Noisy Hands? Do your shoulders get tense when you ride? Have trouble keeping […]
Do you know what your tongue is doing while you ride? Is it relaxed or tense? Do you move it around or brace it against the roof of your mouth or cheek? Does your horse play with the bit, pull his tongue back or stick it out to the side? Your horse may be mirroring […]
Do you wonder if your leg is in the right position? Can you see your feet in front of your knees? Do you jam your heels down? Are you out of sync in the rising trot? Here’s a quick tip to help you self-check your leg position and get your balance right. Next time you […]
Do you tuck your chin when you ride? Feel tension in your throat and neck? Have difficulty breathing when you ride? Try to pull your chin back to your collar to sit up straight? Forcing your head position will adversely affect your rein contact and overall position. Yes, it is important to balance your head […]
Carol Clark, DVM experienced SURE FOOT for the first time during a lesson with Wendy. Here she describes how it felt to be on her horse while she was exploring the SURE FOOT pads.