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
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
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
Most riders at some point suffer with an injury that keeps us out of the saddle! Can you “will an injury away?” If you think back to an injury you’ve had, can you remember how it affected you? Did you apply every ounce of your mind to fixing and healing? Or, did you have some…Details
Are you over 40 and new to horse riding? If you are over 40 and new to riding you aren’t alone! A recent American survey revealed that middle age in women (over 40) is a boom age for getting involved in equestrian sports! In fact, of the 11,307 people polled, more than 92 percent of…Details
A shout out to all Endurance race riders! Given that Essy, Solar and I spent a few wonderful and yes painful years Endurance Race riding across Wessex, I thought I’d share some personal insights into how ‘what you think about affects the outcome of the race”. What Do You Think About When You Race…Details
Does the mention of the word stupid fill you with dread and self doubt? For many of us the word stupid haunts us with memories from school days – awaiting exam results or teacher’s end of term report! Times when we would have loved to know the answers to questions such as:- How can we…Details
Whether you like setting new resolutions or not; is up to you! If you stick to them or not; is up to you! No point kicking yourself if you don’t set any, nor beating yourself up if you can’t stick at it! Bottom line is … only set yourself resolutions if you WANT to set…Details
Have you ever considered Riding to be like a piece of cake? During a recent riding lesson teaching Grace to Rein Back I realised riding is in deed like a piece of cake – its all about the layers! The first layer: we experienced was achieving softness and self carriage The second layer: was to…Details