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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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Does Listening to Music Help Performance?

Is it true that listening to music can help boost the pre-performance mental and emotional states of equestrians?...

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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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Riding Under Intense Pressure

Some practical tips for putting everything in perspective to perform your best....

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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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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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Go with the Flow

There are three stages to learning a new skill. Don’t expect immediate perfection from you – or your 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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Be an Equine Warrior!

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

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7 Tips for Abandoning Perfection

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

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