Do you fall forward when asking your horse for upward transitions? Do you feel floppy on down transitions? Does your instructor tell you to “sit up straight” but you can’t seem to hold the position? Here’s an image that can help you to overcome these common riding problems. The next time you ride, practice some […]
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 […]
Are you wondering if your saddle fits your horse? Do you find that it keeps shifting when you ride? Do you have to use a breastplate to keep it in place? Does your horse raise his head when you go around a corner or make a turn? Here’s a quick tip to find out if […]
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 […]