55 minutes northeast of KCMO. Limited overnight and day stabling.
Contact Cindy Sanders: Idlewildeesm@gmail.com for details & clinic registration. Registration opens 9/2 & closes 9/20.
Used by training professionals and horse owners in dressage, jumpers, et al and western disciplines.
From our perspective at The Darke Horse Farm this newly developed ‘tool’, Sure Foot Equine Stability Program, helps horses become aware of and engage the deep muscles that are responsible for fine postural adjustments and subtle changes in balance to the larger muscles of motion. It helps equine athletes perform better, and also assists in rehab from injury.
From their website: https://murdochmethod.com/sure-foot-equine-stability-program/
Murdock Method’s SURE FOOT® Equine Stability Program is Revolutionary!
A unique, innovative way for the horse to be his own teacher. Developed by Wendy Murdoch, this revolutionary way of improving your horse’s balance, confidence, movement and performance shows that the horse is always present and ready to learn if we can only find ways to access his intelligence. This approach allows the horse to experience his own habitual patterns of movement and provides the horse with an opportunity to explore and learn new ways of standing on his feet and utilizing the ground for greater ease, comfort and confidence.
With SURE FOOT, using a variety of stability and balance pads, horses discover how they are habitually standing. The pad gives under the horse’s weight bringing his attention to where he is placing his feet and providing new information to the balancing part of his nervous system. With this awareness the horse explores, shifts and alters his habitual patterns of standing and moving by himself, ultimately choosing a more secure and effective way to stand and move. The horse retrains himself to stand better (*and can therefore move & perform in better balance) without human interference.
* is added by The Darke Horse Farm