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 […]
Winner will be announced March 20 at EQUITANA in Essen, Germany WASHINGTON, Va., Feb. 6, 2017 – Wendy Murdoch’s SURE FOOT Equine Stability Program has been nominated for EQUITANA’s Innovation Award for the second time. The award is of the most prestigious product awards in the European equestrian sports marketplace. The award is given to […]
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 […]
Does your horse have a tense jaw? Is it hard to get him to go forward? Is he unwilling to stretch forward and down? Does he chomp on the bit, pull his tongue back or otherwise fuss with his mouth? The answer may not be where you think! Horses often mirror the rider’s behavior and […]
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.
Do you have trouble backing your horse up (rein back)? Does he raise his head and hollow his back? Does he refuse to move? Do you try to pull your horse back with the reins? Here’s a quick tip to ease your back up woes. Next time you ride, stop and back your horse up […]