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 feel jammed into your saddle? Or do you feel like you are swimming in it? Does your lower leg flip back over every jump? Have you ever wondered how to determine the correct saddle size for you? The answer to determining the correct seat size for the rider may surprise you. Next time […]
Is it cold where you live? Do you feel stiff when you mount up? Have you been sitting at a desk or driving your car for hours before riding? Are you still wound up from your day? Before you ask your horse to move it would be a good idea to consider spending a few […]
Does your horse shy at stationary objects? Do you feel like he is trying to avoid work? Does he react to the same object again and again no matter how hard you try to make him face it? Understanding how your horse sees can help you come up with a better strategy for solving shying […]
Almost three years ago I conducted a simple experiment. I placed a balance pad under a horse’s hoof. I had no preconceived notion as to what might happen, but I was curious to find out. The results were so astounding that I have spent the past three years experimenting, exploring, and refining what I now […]
Use this Murdoch Minute to open your hip for a correct outside leg position. When the thigh is in neutral your heel will go back and down toward your horse’s hind foot.