Wish lists!

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…

Injury

Injury; be gone now!

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…

Sell

Should I sell my horse?

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…

Coach

Do you “over coach” yourself?

Do you ‘over coach’ yourself and what does it mean? It is when (especially during a competition or important riding moment) your ‘self coach’ i.e. your self-talk (usually sounding like instructions to yourself), hinders your performance! Ironically, It works against the very thing you think it will help! Often this can happen after a period…