Articles - rider-psychology

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Horses as Healers

Equine-assisted therapy is becoming more widely accepted as an effective complementary treatment for a host of mental health issues. So, what’s so magical about the horse? ...

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7 Qualities of the Mentally Tough Rider

Tips for improving your mental strength through “warrior thinking” for a more positive experience whether training or competing....

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The Smarter Rider: Accepting Life’s Challenges

How to gracefully accept life’s disappointments....

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A Rider’s Guide to Killer Confidence in the Ring

Do you dream of being the kind of rider who is able to stride into the ring every time, head held high, secure in the knowledge you can rock the course or test? ...

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Be an Equine Warrior!

 7 Strategies for becoming a mentally tough rider....

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Avoiding the Winter Doldrums

Winter can be a tough go. No sunny horse shows and exciting destinations – just hard work in often difficult conditions. ...

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Rider Psychology: Dealing with Fear

Registered Sport Psychologist, April Clay, offers tips for conquering fear....

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Countdown to the Ring

Whether you are tackling your first entry-level cross-country course, ammy jumper round, or returning to competition after a long hiatus, here is a timeline for successful mental prep....

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3 Steps to Turn Around Jealousy

Registered psychologist April Clay offers psychology tips for dealing with jealousy. ...

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How You Can Be More Focused At A Show

Developing mental focus with psychologist April Clay....

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