As riders, we all have things that hold us back. Often there are little patterns of movement or areas of tension that make use feel as though we can’t find our balance, like we need to constantly grip the saddle, or that we just can’t get “in sync” with the horse’s movement.
Wendy Murdoch is an international riding instructor and clinician and is known for her ability to help rider’s find ease, comfort, and balance in the saddle.
Wendy’s background in horse and human anatomy as well as her training in the Feldenkrais method has given her a unique set of skills for teaching riding.
In this interview, Wendy shares her story about a severe riding accident that happened in her 20s and her journey of working to regain full movement and use of her body. Wendy also explains how her unique method of teaching riding helps people find new ways of moving with less tension or feeling they need to “hang on”.
We did this interview at the end of a week of filming for Wendy’s online course – The Effortless Rider.