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The Grateful Equestrian

What are you grateful for? That might seem like a strange question to ask an equestrian athlete, but the emotion of gratitude can help take…

2 months ago

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The Road Back to Riding

You’re middle-aged and you’ve decided you want to ride. It may be for the first time, or it may be after years out of the…

2 months ago

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Do You Know Your Riding Blind Spots?

  I was inspired to write this article by a quote I come across from a friend of mine, Melinda Harrison, a former Olympic swimmer who specializes in…

3 months ago

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What Is Your Mistake Formula?

Here is a common misconception about mistakes: they are nasty. Not true. What would you miss without them? How about learning, growth, and risk experience.…

7 months ago

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Who is Your Inner Coach?

You have your regular coach, then there’s the other one. The inside one. We all have this little guy (or gal) in our heads who…

7 months ago

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3 Ways to More Confidence

Three sport psychology tips from April Clay’s latest book, 52 Ways to More Confidence. 1. Define your athletic brand What is your confidence brand? Every athlete…

8 months ago

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Brain Lunging?

Do you ever wish you could lunge your brain to make it quieter and more cooperative? Good news: there is a way. Sport and life…

8 months ago

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10 Tips for Successful Showing

About the Author April Clay is a rider and sports psychologist in Calgary, Alberta. Want to learn more about show preparation and mental toughness? Check…

11 months ago

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Can You Have a “Mental Refusal”?

In short, yes, you can! When a rider’s mind is preoccupied with worry about a stop, it can result in negative anticipation that actually produces…

11 months ago

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Is Fear Talking to You?

Feelings of fear and apprehension can be thought of like an “alarm” going off. This alarm is the flight or fight response, a natural change…

11 months ago