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
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
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
Charlotte Dujardin famously said of her attitude to competition …”same shit; different menage”. Figuring out how to make sure your competition performance is more like your home performance is the key to consistency! By using the same routines at home and away; consistency in performance is more reliable. Here are some ways to be…Details
How would you describe your relationship with stress? Do you know how to breathe it out? It may sound like a weird question or slightly new age-y but imagine the scenario if most of us have no idea just how stressed we actually are when we rock up at the stables? Meaning – we…Details
Have you ever stopped to think about how much energy you use riding and competing? How you tap into it, add to it, conserve it and why you should? Think about the common scenario below:- Why can’t we repeat how we ride at home on show day? Ever noticed how we can ride really…Details
Are you trying to avoid making mistakes when you compete? Perhaps you ride in fear of knocking down a fence, forgetting your next dressage transition or letting down a team-chaser mate? No-one wants to feel embarrassed by making mistakes, nor ruin all our hard work and training. The problem is that when we ride with…Details