Wendy Murdoch, an internationally recognized equestrian author, instructor and clinician for over 23 years, teaches her students how to do what great riders do naturally. Wendy's desire to understand the function of both horse and human and love of teaching capitalizes on the most current learning theories in order show riders how to exceed their own expectations.
In 1984, while attaining her master's degree in equine reproductive physiology Wendy suffered a severe riding accident. Her self-rehabilitation started a quest to understand and answer the question of how to ride pain free, using the body as it was designed. Wendy's uncanny ability to find and study with the best people in a variety of fields and her profound curiosity make her unique.
Her studies include apprenticeship with Sally Swift, extensive training with Linda Tellington-Jones, Dr. Joyce Harman, Jon Zahourek (Anatomy in Clay®) and Dr. Hilary Clayton. To help her guide students towards better function Wendy became a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner® and continues her study with Dr. Feldenkrais' first assistant, Mia Segal. Her fascination with the mind/body connection between horse and rider has led her explore courses outside the equine world and bring that information to her students.
Wendy combines her creative talents with her scientific training to break down larger concepts of riding into simple easy to do exercises for students of all ages, abilities and disciplines. Her ability to make learning enjoyable, engaging and fun through in-depth presentations both mounted and unmounted, which are easy to comprehend, helps her students connect the dots and achieve their goals.
Wendy writes articles for a wide variety of magazines and is a regular contributor to Eclectic Horseman Magazine. She is author of Simplify Your Riding and the Ride Like a Natural Part 1–3 DVD series. For more information go to www.murdochmethod.com.