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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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Coping Strategies

Registered Psychologist, April Clay, offers tips for keeping a cool head. ...

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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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3 Steps to Turn Around Jealousy

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

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Be an Equine Warrior!

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

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Paralysis by Analysis: Do you Think too Much?

Chartered psychologist April Clay offers advice on how to achieve a top performance by not over-thinking it....

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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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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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Coping Strategies

Don’t let negative emotions affect your ride....

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7 Tips for Abandoning Perfection

How to set realistic goals and do your own personal best....

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