Home The Eclectic Horseman Mercantile Equestrian Books Reference Anatomy of A Good Seat Reader by Wendy Murdoch

Anatomy of A Good Seat Reader by Wendy Murdoch

(1 customer review)


SKU: B2660 Category:
Resources/Wendy Murdoch

Product Description

Articles by Wendy Murdoch have been collected into a reader.

Table of contents:
Article 1. Gravity and Riding — Our skeleton- a bowling ball, a flexible straw, a bowl and a pair of stilts

Article 2. Gravity Part 2
The horse’s skeleton — a bowling ball, a flexible straw, a bowl and two pairs of stilts

Article 3. The Equine Seesaw: How the horse can horizontally counterbalance the bowling ball

Article 4. If only we had X-ray vision: A closer look at how the horse functions

Article 5. Rider Self-Carriage

Article 6. What the Saddle Does

Soft Cover, 40 pages.

One might think that after surviving the birth of one book I might quit. Well it seems my fingers can’t stop typing the thoughts running around in my head. Even before Simplify Your Riding was finished I had begun on a new series of articles for Eclectic Horseman Magazine. The goal was to write articles on lateral work but I soon discovered that there was much to be said before actually writing anything about going sideways on your horse. First you needed to know what you were trying to accomplish and why moving the horse laterally might help. As a result the first six articles are presented here in Anatomy of a Good Seat.

It was quite gratifying to finally get these concepts into print. I had been trying to write an article about the horse being on the bit and in self-carriage for years. The stumbling block was the images. One cannot publish photos without reproduction rights. Hence I could not print the images I use in my lectures. But, after taking a series of Anatomy in Clay® courses with Jon Zahourek I discovered suddenly that I could draw horse skeletons! Granted they could be better if I was a trained technical artist. Be that as it may I think you will find that my humble skeletons get the point across. Fortunately I was able to recruit two wonderful graphic/artists to help me with the other illustrations in The Essential Elements of Lateral Work reader and The Effortless Rider® reader.

In time my hope is that these readers become fully-fledged books but that could take years. I decided to publish them in this form so that my students and all equestrians trying to improve themselves could benefit. I hope you enjoy the information herein and please feel free to contact me via email with your questions and thoughts. My response time seems to be dictated by the wordiness of the email. Short and to the point yields the fastest response.

Wendy Murdoch

1 review for Anatomy of A Good Seat Reader by Wendy Murdoch

  1. krichards_1

    I have been following Wendy Murdoch’s lessons on a “good seat” and what a difference it’s made in my posture and riding. I won’t lie to you that riding in the proper position took some time getting used to! Using the correct muscles to have a grounded seat has helped alleviate knee and foot pain and keep me more stable and have a relaxed body when riding. I know my horse has appreciated the time I’ve taken to make him more comfortable and freer to move his body and give his best. I feel confident that my horse and I are at our best when we ride now. Thank you for sharing these resources with us!

Add a review