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Finally back at it!
My journey back to the show ring after too many years away started with a beautiful young mare, Fashionista MFH, aka Viva (thank you to Jenny Brown for this lease)! And then, finally, I was back in the jumper ring, having a great time with Rhyme or Reason, aka Roz...
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...
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...
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...
Stop Taking It Out On Everyone Else!
Being nervous about your show or event is a terrible excuse for lashing out at family and friends, especially when they’re probably just trying to help you get ready. Read about some ways to constructively manage your feelings and better deal with the stress that is...
I Am Terrified to Ride My Young Horse
Read about how you can think through dilemmas like this in ways that allow you to continue moving forward with a horse on whom you feel over-faced while respecting your need to remain safe. See full article HERE
The Price of Perfection
Contributing author to an article in The Chronicle of the Horse about the pressures experienced by junior riders on the show circuit. Download full article HERE
Practical Sports Psychology for Riders, Their Families, and Their Trainers
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Overcoming the Psychological Challenges of Riding
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