SLR for Riders
Whether you ride for pleasure or competition, your mental game is a critical part of your riding skill set. These articles provide concepts, skills and exercises to train your mind for maximum confidence and success, whether you’re aiming for a peaceful trail ride or a place on the winners’ podium.
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5 Things Confident Riders Avoid Recently I told you five things that confident riders do. There are also things they avoid doing so that they don’t damage their confidence. Here are five things that confident riders avoid: 1. They avoid … Continue reading
You may think that confidence is something that you either have or you don’t, but that’s not true. Confidence comes from taking risks, failing, learning, and trying again. It comes from practicing, succeeding and recognizing that you’re making progress. Here … Continue reading
“You should just sell your horse and quit riding. You’re never going to get any better so you might as well just give up.” “Everyone else here is better than you. You have no business being here. Everyone is laughing … Continue reading
Have you ever learned a jump course or dressage test by heart, only to have it vanish completely from your brain the second you enter the ring? In the warm-up, does your trainer’s voice sound like Charlie Brown’s teacher? When … Continue reading
When you go to any horse show in any discipline, you will witness very similar scenes in the warm-up area. Some people will be schooling their horses with purpose and clarity. Others look a little lost, and still others seem … Continue reading
It’s February…cold, snowy, and nowhere near spring! For those of us who can’t winter down south, green grass and warm temperatures seem a thousand years and a thousand miles away. Sometimes sinking into a deep armchair with a good book … Continue reading
I recently returned from the American Eventing Championships in Fairburn, Georgia, where I competed with my two mares at training level. Both horses were terrific and came home with 7th and 20th placings out of a division of 54 riders! … Continue reading