Books & Articles

headsupHeads Up! Practical Sports Psychology for Riders, Their Families & Their Trainers

Heads Up! is designed to help equestrian athletes enhance their experience of riding, training, competing, and loving horses.

Learn how to

  • Ride well despite feeling nervous
  • Perform more consistently under pressure
  • Manage the social and family stresses of competitive riding
  • Balance your passion for riding with your devotion to a spouse or children
  • Evaluate training programs for yourself or your children
  • Incorporate sportsmanship into training programs that are geared toward winning championship points
  • Identify sources of stress in young riders and what you can do about them

“Wonderful introduction to sports psychology for everyone.”
Amazon review

“Amazing book!! I got this book to help me combat some irrational anxieties and fears in the saddle, especially at shows. It has done so much more for me than I could have ever hoped. I’m serious. It works. I have stopped a few panic attacks with the techniques taught in this book, when methods taught by counsellors and psychologists were only so much hot air.”
Amazon review

“Edgette’s style is very candid, open, and easy to read. Don’t think that this is another “help me feel good about my riding” book. Heads Up! takes an incredibly unique approach to explaining the whole circle of a rider’s world. This book will enhance any trainer, coach, parent, and rider’s bookshelf. I give it a five-shoe rating!”
Amazon review

This book is available through Dr. Janet Edgette.

To order by mail please send a check for:

$15.00 if shipped within US
$20 to Canada

International orders, please contact us at janet@janetedgette.com

riversedgeThe Rider’s Edge

Overcoming the Psychological Challenges of Riding

Recommended by George Morris!

From his Foreword in The Rider’s Edge:

“Like all of Janetʼs works, this one you wonʼt want to miss. Read it, enjoy it, savor it, digest it, and I guarantee your game of riding — as well as your game of life — will improve.”

Includes sections on

  • Dealing with performance nerves
  • Confidence building, recovering from falls, and managing fears
  • The psychological side of riding, learning, and training
  • Relationships, conflicts, jealousies, and sportsmanship
  • Balancing riding with everything else in your life
  • Buying horses and losing them
  • Self and body image
  • Advice for young riders

Available from Dr. Janet Edgette and Amazon.com

 

Magazine Articles & Interviews You Can Download

“Don’t Let Your Performance Anxiety Get In the Way of Your Performance!”

My Boyfriend is Complaining I Spend Too Much Time at the Barn

(Noelle Floyd Style)

http://nfstyle.com/ask-us-my-boyfriend-is-complaining-i-spend-too-much-time-at-the-barn/

 

 

Showing: Too Much Pressure!    (Practical Horseman)

Time to Change Trainers?    (Practical Horseman)

 

“Breaking Myths About Relaxation: Controlling Horse Show Anxiety” – The Morgan Horse
“Getting Back On” – The Quarter Horse Journal
“Speedy Fall, Slow Recovery” – Turn
“A Trainer’s Guide to Making Riders Really Nervous at Horse Shows” – The Equine Marketer
“Psychology for riders” – Hunter and Sport Horse, July/August 1995
“Horsekeeping at home can be a pleasure or a nightmare” – The Chronicle of the Horse,
November 21, 2003
“Getting a handle on stress” – HorseShow, October, 1996
“Dating & relating for riders”`- Horse Illustrated, February, 2003
“When a horse dies” – Horse & Rider, March, 2007
“Free your mind…and the rest will follow” – USDF Connection, October, 2006
“Out of Control: What do you do when your clients’ parents are acting like children?” – Stable
Management, April, 2005
“Eight ways to conquer show nerves” – Appaloosa Journal, May, 2003
“The Chronicle team does more than write at the festival of champions” – The Chronicle of the
Horse, July 4, 1997
“Are you psyched up or psyched out?” – Riding Times, May 1999
“Managing the divorce: changing trainers” – Paint Horse Journal, December 2002
“The power of permission”- Union College, Fall 2002
“Psychology for riders” – Hunter and Sport Horse, July/August 1995

USDF Connection, December 2011

“The Fear Factor: Recognize it, manage it, and make it work for you.”

Saddle & Bridle, November 2011

“Harnessing the Power of Permission: The truth about show ring nerves.”

Trailblazer, October 2007

“Joy Ride: How to bring back the joy in your trail riding after injury and accidents”

Turn , October 2007

“Speedy Fall, Slow Recovery” –

Horse & Rider, March, 2007

“When a horse dies”

USDF Connection, October 2006

“Free your mind…and the rest will follow”

Stable Management, April 2005

“Out of Control: What do you do when your clients’ parents are acting like children?”

The Chronicle of the Horse, November 21, 2003

“Horse-keeping at home can be a pleasure or a nightmare”

Horse Illustrated, February 2003

“Dating & relating for riders”

Appaloosa Journal, May 2003

“Eight ways to conquer show nerves”

Paint Horse Journal, December, 2002

“Managing the divorce: changing trainers”

Union College, Fall 2002

“The power of permission”-

Riding Times, May 1999

“Are you psyched up or psyched out?”

The Chronicle of the Horse, July 4, 1997

“The Chronicle team does more than write at the festival of champions”

AHSA Horse Show, October 1996

“Getting a handle on stress”

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