November 28, 2022

Look Up Glasses™: A Simple Solution to an Age-Old Rider Problem

Look Up Glasses™: A Simple Solution to an Age-Old Rider Problem

From Wendy Murdoch, internationally recognized riding instructor and clinician, comes the rider aid that every barn needs. Look Up Glasses solve the number one issue that has plagued riders since before saddles were invented: looking down. 

Look Up Glasses feature clear lenses in the center with opaque colors above and below that limit the rider’s vision to a 1/3-inch horizontal slit. When the rider puts on the glasses they quickly learn to look straight ahead through the slit because there’s no value in looking down. 

“Many riders look down at their hands, at the horse, or even at the ground when they ride,” says Wendy. “They do this because the eyes are the primary sense in which humans as a species gather information.” 



Unfortunately, looking down when riding can lead to negative consequences, such as a horse stopping in front of a jump, going on the forehand, or having trouble making transitions. Riders that consistently look up, on the other hand, develop “feel” for which lead the horse is on, for posting on the correct diagonal, and for when the horse is forward and round. 

“Look Up Glasses are a simple but effective tool that improves the horse’s movement by bringing the rider into balance,” says Wendy. “They’re great for any level or discipline, although I highly recommend them to barns and instructors with beginner lesson programs to teach young riders right!” 

Look Up Glasses come in eight fun colors – red, blue, purple, yellow, green, orange, pink, and black – and are perfect for the individual rider looking to improve their skills in the saddle as well as 4-H groups, Pony Clubs, therapeutic riding centers, and other organizations. Because the Murdoch Method offers a discount to wholesale buyers and others who want to buy in quantity, Look Up Glasses also make great show prizes, silent auction baskets, and new member perks.



To purchase a pair of Look Up glasses for yourself, your students, or your favorite rider (they make great gifts!) visit the Rider Aids shopping page of The Murdoch Method website. Contact Wendy directly about discount pricing for quantity purchase at (540) 675-2285 or info@murdochmethod.com

 About Wendy Murdoch

Wendy Murdoch is an internationally recognized equestrian instructor and clinician for over 30 years, author of several books and DVDs, and creator of Ride Like a Natural® and the SURE FOOT Equine Stability Program®. She is one of the most skillful teachers ever encountered in any equestrian discipline. Wendy’s desire to understand the function of both horse and human, her curiosity, and her love of teaching capitalize on the most current learning theories. In this way, she is able to help both the horse and the rider.

 To learn more:

Contact Wendy at info@murdochmethod.com or (540) 675-2285

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