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 […]
Do you pull back on your reins or do you let your arms go too far forward? Have you heard the term “ride back to front” but find yourself riding “front to back”? Do you have difficulty feeling that your seat is connected to your hands? This lesson will help you find the connection between […]
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 […]
We are all a-furry around here because the new SURE FOOT pads have finally arrived! Just in time for winter storm Jonas! We wanted to launch the new pads at HorseWorld Expo in Timonium, MD this past weekend. They were not ready until Wednesday so to get them here in time Brad drove to Maine […]
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 […]
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.