“We each have within us our own best teacher that recognizes what is best for our own well being.” This is what I love about Wendy Murdoch's teaching style – she has a unique way of helping both horse and rider discover where they are most balanced and comfortable.
Wendy has a long list of accomplishments. She has authored several books, produced numerous DVDs and is a certified Feldenkrais practitioner. Wendy is also an international riding instructor and clinician and even owns an equestrian safari company in Kenya!
While I have only worked with Wendy a few times now, I have consumed much of her published material and have developed a deep appreciation for her style of work. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to do an interview with Wendy, and share some of her insights with you.
Here are just a few of the topics we cover in the following video:
- With all your years of teaching, what is one of the most common mistakes you see riders making? (turns out Wendy doesn't like the word mistake)
- What are recommendations for riders returning to riding after injures?
- How can a person stay riding fit even if they can't ride as often as they want?
- What is Sure-Foot and how does sticking a pad under a horse's hoof help him become more balanced?
Watch the video to hear Wendy's responses to the above questions and a few more. After watching, leave a comment then check out the links to Wendy's resources under the video.
Please excuse the grainy appearance of this video – we had to make do with our lighting that day.
Resources Mentioned in this video:
Wendy's Website: www.murdochmethod.com
Wendy's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MurdochMethod
The Feldenkrais Method: www.feldenkrais.com
The Not-So-Frequent Rider: An Article by Wendy on Practicing Your Riding… Without Riding