Published Books

DR. JANET SASSON EDGETTE
Sport Psychology for Riders

Heads 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 in spite of feeling nervous
  • Learn to compensate for the way in which anxiety affects your riding.
  • 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 kids
  • 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

This book is available at amazon.combarnesandnoble.com, goodreads.com, half.com and through Dr. Janet Edgette.

To order by mail please send a check for:

  • $15.00 if shipped within US
  • $20 for orders from Canada
  • International orders, please contact us at janet@janetedgette.com
“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

The 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.”

  • 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

This book is available at amazon.combarnesandnoble.com, goodreads.com, half.com.

To order by mail please send a check for:

  • $15.00 if shipped within US
  • $20 for orders from Canada
  • International orders, please contact us at janet@janetedgette.com
“An excellent resource for a rider needing a little encouragement or insight. Riding is both physically and mentally complex, and as an equestrian herself, the author understands the issues that all of us face at one time or another. The book is straightforward, very believable, and super practical. Highly recommended!” Amazon review

“I am an almost 50 year old amateur event rider looking to move up to training level eventing, a height and difficulty I have not ever tackled in my riding career. I was looking for advice for riders in my situation trying to create practical plans, deal with negative thoughts and manage fear, especially after falls. This book has some advice that is relevant, but many of the vignettes seem to be written for the more junior hunter rider, which is the audience for the magazine where these columns were published. If you have a budding equestrian, this is a useful book.” Amazon review

From George Morris’s forward: “Like all of Janet’s works, this one you won’t 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.” Amazon review

Featured Publications

Magazine Articles & Interviews

Three Top Tips for Beating Competition Nerves

You’re totally fine at home, schooling like a pro or jumping 1.10m with ease, but as soon as you see the white boards of a dressage arena or think of the bell ringing for the start of your jumping round at a show, you go cold. Get some tips in my article published by...

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Why I Don’t Teach Relaxation

For way too long, sport psychology has been associated with getting athletes to relax. But who really “relaxes" when they’re competing? The goal, really, is to reduce the influence or impact that your nerves have on your performance, not to try to control them. Read...

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Visualization Techniques- Not Always 20/20

Some athletes like visualization exercises and find them useful but others find them tiresome and tedious and unhelpful. In a sport that has as many moving parts as riding has, a technique as “static" as visualization can leave a rider riding the horse she had in her...

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Contact Information:

Dr. Janet Sasson Edgette
412 Newcomen Road
Exton, PA 19341

Phone: 610 | 363 | 1144
Email:  janet@janetedgette.com

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