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 […]
Working with Wendy Murdoch has been fabulous. She has helped me so much with my riding and my general physical comfort and wellbeing. I have ridden for 42 years and much of my riding was galloping racehorses and starting youngsters. I also have run long distance for 37 years, and have performed manual labor most of […]
Do you lose your stirrups? Stiffen your ankles? Have trouble getting your heels down? Does your stirrup swing forward when you ride? Do you carry your stirrup on your toes? Perhaps your difficulty results from the interpretation of riding with the stirrup on the ball of your foot. A small but significant change in foot […]
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 […]