If you accept all the praise, you have to accept all the critics.
– Chris Brogan, famous blogger
Not everyone wants to read self help books, attend seminars or work with a sports coach. If that sounds familiar, then this blog is for you!
Full of handy hints and tips for riders of all ability levels, helping you be the best you can be – for your horse and yourself!
As chief blogger what are my credentials?
I currently write on over 21 blogs; some are mine and some belong to others! So why do I blog so much?
I love trying to simplify complex topics plus writing helps me relax and learn about myself.
I get much of my inspiration from every day conversations with horse folk plus some unexpected places such as my music lessons! To find out more you’ll have to tune in!
Are you a rider who puts in 100% effort every time you ride and do you try as hard during your training, as you do on competition days? Research from professional athletes suggests that if you do give your all in every day practice, you raise your chances of producing the performance you want when…Details
At times we can all feel like we are facing super star riders who are unbeatable and go onto scoop all the prizes show after show. Riders like Charlotte DuJardin spring to mind. When facing high-caliber opponents with a winning history, what can we do? There are two approaches… The mindset you choose will make…Details
Do you want to improve your riding the easy way? You can make immediate improvements from the comfort of you home, office, horsebox or stable. All you will need is a note pad, pen and permission to be open minded. It costs you nothing. Pre-work warning! Everything you read in this blog, and in this…Details
Letting go of mistakes is an important skill to master. Mistakes will happen; they are part of life. Mistakes aren’t about fairness or luck, we all have a share of them. Every level of rider; amateur to professional can make a mistake and what we all know to be true is that a) we must…Details
Mindless; how do we become it? How do we know if we have already become it? What is it anyway? Mindfulness is well discussed and practiced by athletes of all sports. With so much focus on mental toughness and emotional resilience in sports it makes sense to know how to put your mind to good…Details
For every rider, being in the lead is great, staying in the lead is better still! So, it is very important to know how you behave and ride when in the lead by first anticipating how you will react when it happens to you! How will you manage distraction, focus on the outcome, avoid mistakes? …Details
Have you stopped to think about the concept of “trust” as a Trust Bank Account. Have you pondered about how to build it up to be healthy for you and your companion horse? Just like a bank account you can add to it and you can take away from it – consciously and unconsciously. Your…Details
Who would have thought that the winning edge to that coveted First Place may come from relaxation and massage? How many of us have wrongly believed in the work hard ethic, the dig deep concept and the tough it out attitude? Sadly many of us believe these messages as important mainstays of life that will…Details
It is competition season and some of us will have to face the dilemma of should I “play it safe” and ride safely, if I am now in the lead? What happens to you if you have been in the lead position at an event? How do you ride from that moment on? Leg on…Details
Do you suffer from bouts of disappointment? Some days, it can feel so overwhelming and frustrating that you “don’t know why you bother”!? Today I heard a rider saying “everyone is telling me to take my horse out and compete, he is going so well at home.” She went on to say “the problem is…Details