3 reasons every horse rider needs to build their resilience

2021-08-30T14:52:15+01:00

3 reasons why every horse rider needs to build their resilience skills To overcome challenges Owning & riding horses is an exciting, exhilarating and sometimes exhausting journey of amazing highs and sometimes the lowest of lows. While we can make plans and set goals, horses seem to have a knack for disrupting them! Horses go lame, they injure themselves, they struggle with movements or jumps, they pull shoes off, they find creative ways to add complications and challenges. And that’s without considering the impact of the weather, transport issues, yard problems, equipment changes, the state of the ground, access [...]

3 reasons every horse rider needs to build their resilience2021-08-30T14:52:15+01:00

How to use visualisation to build your riding confidence

2021-07-14T10:16:46+01:00

How to use visualisation to build your riding confidence Visualisation, also known as imagery and mental rehearsal, is a powerful way to control your emotions, manage stress and improve performance. It can be used across all aspects of our lives to promote a positive, resilient mindset and to help us achieve our goals and dreams. Visualisation is the process of imagining a scenario and/or sequence of events in specific detail, in terms of what we want to achieve. For example, visualising yourself riding a fantastic dressage test or fast, clear show jumping round at a competition. However visualisation can [...]

How to use visualisation to build your riding confidence2021-07-14T10:16:46+01:00

10 powerful affirmations for building your confidence when riding

2021-07-31T20:06:16+01:00

10 powerful affirmations for building your confidence when riding I want to share with you some really powerful affirmations that you can use when you’re riding to help you overcome the mindset blocks that are holding you back, as it’s really easy to get stuck in a negative mindset, and in an ever decreasing comfort zone.  Of course, affirmations won’t magically solve all your problems, however they will help you to make the necessary shifts in your mindset so that you can start to find a more positive and empowered way of thinking and help you move to a [...]

10 powerful affirmations for building your confidence when riding2021-07-31T20:06:16+01:00

Too scared to ride?

2021-07-31T20:07:57+01:00

What to do if you're scared when riding your horse It’s OK, you’re not alone. Many riders struggle with feeling scared when riding, and the good news is that you can learn how to overcome your fears, and get back to doing what you love. There are many different reasons why you might be feeling too scared to ride. Perhaps you’ve had a fall, or you’re returning to riding later in life after having a family, or maybe you can’t really explain why you’re suddenly terrified of getting on your horse? Whatever your situation, there are plenty of ways [...]

Too scared to ride?2021-07-31T20:07:57+01:00

Nervous rider? How you can become a more confident, calm and positive rider

2021-02-11T16:15:43+00:00

Nervous rider? How you can become a more confident, calm and positive rider Are you a horse rider who is struggling with a lack of confidence, anxiety or nerves in your riding? If the answer is yes then it is safe to say you are not on your own. Many horse riders suffer from a lack of confidence, anxiety of nerves. It doesn’t matter whether you are a seasoned professional, a complete beginner or somewhere vaguely in the middle at one time or another you may find your confidence dips. This can be extremely frustrating if in the past [...]

Nervous rider? How you can become a more confident, calm and positive rider2021-02-11T16:15:43+00:00

How To Be Confident When Riding a New Horse

2021-07-31T15:26:12+01:00

How to be confident when riding a new horse Riding a new horse can be pretty daunting. Many of us have ridden the same horse/s for years and the prospect of the unknown can affect our confidence levels (even if we would usually consider ourselves quite confident riders). It’s completely understandable to feel this way and isn’t uncommon for us to feel a bit nervous getting on a new horse. There are also a few key reasons why we may be in the situation of having to get on a new horse which can include; New horse at a [...]

How To Be Confident When Riding a New Horse2021-07-31T15:26:12+01:00

How to get over your fear of cantering

2021-07-31T15:30:11+01:00

How to overcome a fear of cantering your horse For some riders cantering their horse can be pretty nerve-wracking. It can cause much stress and anxiety at just the thought of your horse changing pace from a trot to a canter. This mindset can be frustrating for riders and can often hold them back from achieving their true potential and progressing. So, why do some riders struggle with cantering? There are a few key reasons why some riders may struggle with cantering. This is usually a combination of ability and mindset. Some of the most common reasons for struggling [...]

How to get over your fear of cantering2021-07-31T15:30:11+01:00

How to deal with a spooky horse when schooling in an arena

2021-07-31T15:55:04+01:00

How to deal with a spooky horse when schooling in an arena When a horse spooks it is fair to say that is not a fun experience for most riders. It can catch you completely off guard at the best of times and leave you feeling rather vulnerable in the saddle. This is particularly true if this type of behaviour leaves you feeling nervous or anxious. Most horses will spook at one time or another whether that be a small shy away from something or a big showy song and dance. All horses react differently when spooking and this [...]

How to deal with a spooky horse when schooling in an arena2021-07-31T15:55:04+01:00

Ways to remember your dressage tests

2021-01-22T07:45:10+00:00

12 ways to remember your dressage test Preparing for a dressage test can be tricky, particularly if you are having trouble remembering your test. This is a very common issue and I can assure you that you are not on your own with this scenario. Many riders find it very difficult to remember their tests, after all, there are only so many hours in the day you can physically ride and practice your test on horseback right? So, what else can I do to help me remember my test? Check out these great tips below! Most of them you [...]

Ways to remember your dressage tests2021-01-22T07:45:10+00:00

What to do if you’re scared to jump your horse

2021-01-22T08:16:22+00:00

What to do if you’re scared to jump your horse Jumping your horse can be exhilarating and loads of fun however many riders are scared to jump their horses. It is more common than you may think and even the most competent of riders can often be nervous about leaving the ground. Navigating jumps adds a physical element into the mix which does not always sit right with some riders and can cause fear and anxiety at just the thought of it. A scared or nervous rider does not always bring out the best in their horse and can [...]

What to do if you’re scared to jump your horse2021-01-22T08:16:22+00:00
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