50 5-Minute Fixes to Improve Your Riding: Simple Solutions for Better Position and Performance in No Time

50 5-Minute Fixes to Improve Your Riding: Simple Solutions for Better Position and Performance in No Time

by Wendy Murdoch
     
 

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Spending days or months correcting bad riding habits or positioning faults in the saddle is not a logical choice in today’s fast-paced society, and this timely training manual provides a quick fix for 50 common mistakes. With step-by-step instructions and illustrative color photos, this guide demonstrates simple solutions for riding problems that can be

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Spending days or months correcting bad riding habits or positioning faults in the saddle is not a logical choice in today’s fast-paced society, and this timely training manual provides a quick fix for 50 common mistakes. With step-by-step instructions and illustrative color photos, this guide demonstrates simple solutions for riding problems that can be completed in 5 minutes or less. Whether troubleshooting, adding polish, or addressing specific issues—unsteady hands, inconsistent thigh contact, weak seat at the canter, unstable two-point position—comprehensive fixes are presented based on sound bodywork principles from Centered Riding and Feldenkrais.

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"If you've got five minutes to spare in your day, then Wendy Murdoch can show you 50 ways to fine-tune your riding skills . . . The book scores bonus points for its pleasing layout, full of four-color photos to illustrate each exercise."  —Horsemen's Yankee Pedlar

"There are 50 fixes divided into body areas for quick reference. . . . The fixes begin with balancing your head and become more and more challenging as they continue to the back of the book. Excellent photos leave no doubt as to how to do it. This is really good stuff." —Dressage Today (February 2013)

Horsemen's Yankee Pedlar
If you've got five minutes to spare in your day, then Wendy Murdoch can show you 50 ways to fine-tune your riding skills. . . . The book scores bonus points for its pleasing layout, full of four-color photos to illustrate each exercise.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570766398
Publisher:
Trafalgar Square
Publication date:
07/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
202
Sales rank:
809,828
File size:
7 MB

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From the Publisher

"If you've got five minutes to spare in your day, then Wendy Murdoch can show you 50 ways to fine-tune your riding skills . . . The book scores bonus points for its pleasing layout, full of four-color photos to illustrate each exercise."  —Horsemen's Yankee Pedlar

"There are 50 fixes divided into body areas for quick reference. . . . The fixes begin with balancing your head and become more and more challenging as they continue to the back of the book. Excellent photos leave no doubt as to how to do it. This is really good stuff." —Dressage Today (February 2013)

Meet the Author

Wendy Murdoch is a riding instructor who is trained in the Centered Riding technique and a writer. She is the author of several books, including Simplify Your Riding, the creator of the DVD set Ride Like a Natural, and a contributor to numerous publications such as EQUUS, NRHA Reiner, Practical Horseman, and USDF Connection. She lives in Washington, Virginia.

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