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
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
At this time of year make sure you avoid stepping into the “Ripple Effect” of our horse’s behaviour change. What do I mean? It is when there is all that human chitter chatter and anxt being passed on from one horse rider/ owner to another because our horses have suddenly become spooky, jumpy or ‘difficult’.…Details
The danger of wish lists… Summer is officially over and Autumn is here! Nature adjusts well; horses coat’s change; leaves fall from trees; the sun sets early. But what about you… how well do you adjust, do you take charge of the need to change and keep in step with nature? What thoughts settle within…Details
Occasionally I like to draw stories and experiences from other sports, and today I’m inspired by Tennis “ACE” Novak Djokovic and his use of mindfulness meditation! He is considered to be the most consistent of the ‘big four’ players since 2011, and displays excellence in almost every aspect of the game. So how does he…Details
Do you know the ABC of Goal Setting? To keep Goals simple and practical ask yourself if your riding Goals meet the following quick Guide. A = ACHIEVABLE? –Dreams are what sports are made of! Big dreams motivate us to train harder and inspire us to reach our full potential. The key is to…Details
Do you worry that your horse is getting sour or bored with too much time spent in the menage? If the truth be told many times the rider is bored too! Some of my clients have told me that once their horse reaches that point, they start to get tricky to ride. Some get lethargic,…Details
Do you want to sell your horse? At times I get asked by clients if I think they should sell their horse. Usually it is because the rider has lost confidence riding that horse or handling him / her. The assumption (understandably) is that buying a new one will fix the problem! It does…Details