Home HG Volume 03 HG Issue 12 - Fall 2012 Riding Great Stops with Wendy Murdoch

Riding Great Stops with Wendy Murdoch

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Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 12

Stopping on your horse should be as fluid and graceful as stopping on your own feet. Watch as Wendy Murdoch coaches a student rider through a few exercises to help develop a better stops and back-ups. At first Wendy has her student experiment on the ground find what is necessary for her to do in her own body in order to achieve a smooth transition. Then they adjust to replicate the same balance in the saddle. With some new knowledge and a bit of practice, horse and rider are able to stay soft and supple through the maneuver which will prepare them to add speed and power later on.

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