Mindset

The Best Question to Ask Yourself when You’re in the Saddle…

The Best Question to Ask Yourself when You’re in the Saddle…

Have you noticed how, for many people, the longer they spend in the saddle, the less curious they become about a lot of things ‘riding related’? Now, other riders are the exact opposite, they want to go deeper and further in all aspects of riding. Which is fantastic. If you have found yourself doing something for the sake of just…

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Why Improving Your Accuracy Will Improve Your Engagement in Your Riding

Why Improving Your Accuracy Will Improve Your Engagement in Your Riding

Accuracy can seem like a dull and boring concept when riding horses.  Sure, if you are going to compete in dressage or show jumping, accuracy can become really important.  But what about if you are simply a rider, working alone with your horse, trying to improve your overall skills?  Is accuracy still as important? I’m going to say yes, accuracy…

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Creating Planned Responses In Your Riding (rather than messy reactions!)

Creating Planned Responses In Your Riding (rather than messy reactions!)

Do you have days where, after you get home, sit down, and think over the day’s events, you think to yourself “Why did I react like that?!”?  I know I do, even now.  I find that if I allow my emotions to run things, the chances of everything turning out exactly as I would have two chances. Slim and none! …

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Are Your Outdated Expectations Ruining Your Riding Progress?

Are Your Outdated Expectations Ruining Your Riding Progress?

Isn’t it amazing how so many riders just seem to ‘know’ what will happen each time they ride? They have certain expectations that, almost magically, seem to always come true for them. Unfortunately, the keywords in that sentence are ‘for them’. I see time and again how riders, regardless of what is really happening, will define each ride based on…

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