A comprehensive training handbook on how to improve one’s jumping. Better balance in the saddle, improved body control from head to toe, and increased influence with your seat are just a handful of the simple fixes offered in this straightforward training manual for jumping. Most of the suggestions provided require only a few minutes to learn and offer solutions for making jumping more enjoyable for both riders and their horses. By starting and ending each ride with these simple, easy, and effective fixes, equestrians will happily and efficiently replace old habits with new ones and get out of the riding rut we all find ourselves in at some point in our riding career.
Aimed at both the amateur and competent rider – with particular emphasis on making jumping more enjoyable for both rider and their horse.
‘Wendy Murdoch’s excellent, yet simple, exercises are easy to follow, helping riders seek the correct position to be in balance with their horses. Better balance between horse and rider is not only safer but critical in maintaining your horse’s confidence, athleticisim, and soundness over time.’ Melanie Smith Taylor, Show Jumping Olympic Gold Medalist, Winner of the World Cup and Triple Crown of Show Jumping.
Wendy Murdoch, an internationally recognized equestrian author, instructor and clinician for over 23 years, teaches her students how to do what great riders do naturally. Wendy's desire to understand the function of both horse and human and love of teaching capitalises on the most current learning theories in order show riders how to exceed their own expectations.
In 1984, while attaining her master's degree in equine reproductive physiology Wendy suffered a severe riding accident. Her self-rehabilitation started a quest to understand and answer the question of how to ride pain free, using the body as it was designed. Wendy's uncanny ability to find and study with the best people in a variety of fields and her profound curiosity make her unique.
Her studies include apprenticeship with Sally Swift, extensive training with Linda Tellington-Jones, Dr. Joyce Harman, Jon Zahourek (Anatomy in Clay®) and Dr. Hilary Clayton. To help her guide students towards better function Wendy became a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner® and continues her study with Dr. Feldenkrais' first assistant, Mia Segal. Her fascination with the mind/body connection between horse and rider has led her explore courses outside the equine world and bring that information to her students.
Wendy combines her creative talents with her scientific training to break down larger concepts of riding into simple easy to do exercises for students of all ages, abilities and disciplines. Her ability to make learning enjoyable, engaging and fun through in-depth presentations both mounted and unmounted, which are easy to comprehend, helps her students connect the dots and achieve their goals.
Wendy writes articles for a wide variety of magazines and is a regular contributor to Eclectic Horseman Magazine. She is author of Simplify Your Riding and the Ride Like a Natural Part 1 - 3 DVD series. For more information go to www.murdochmethod.com.
- Book Specifications
Sub Heading Simple Solutions for Better Jumping Performance ISBN 9781570765865 Author Wendy Murdoch Binding Casebound Extent 212 x 200mm, 264 pages Illustrations 175 colour photographs and 45 colour diagrams Ebook No
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