Megan Pinfield

Articles by Megan Pinfield - 7 results

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Rider Psychology

How to Avoid Drama at the Barn

Sometimes, whether you intend to or not, you end up becoming involved in barn politics. Try these tips to ensure a peaceful, drama-free environment.

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Rider Psychology

The Smarter Rider: Accepting Life’s Challenges

Resisting things we can’t change causes us to suffer mentally. Accepting them helps us look at equestrian and life problems in a more constructive way.

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Mental Health for Equestrians

Megan Pinfield, a Clinical Counsellor that specializes in working with equestrians, says she often sees a reluctance to seek help for mental health issues.

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Mindfulness Exercises for Nervous Riders

Nervous tension in a rider is transmitted to the horse. Try these mindfulness exercises to get over your nerves and calm down quickly and efficiently.

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Stable Relationships: How to Set Healthy Boundaries

The one thing that barn drama, toxic workplaces and dysfunctional families all have in common is they are filled with personal boundary violations.

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Four Smart Ways to Fit Horses into Your Busy Schedule

If you can learn how to estimate your time well, prioritize, say no and stop procrastinating, you can find more ways to fit horses into your busy life.

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Rider Health

How to Cope When Your Horse Can No Longer do His Job

Many riders are faced with having to retire, re-home or re-purpose their horses at some point. Get help making and living with the decision.