Episode 220: Showing vs. training and developing the rider’s eye

In this episode, I discuss the difference between the mentality of showing versus training. These are complementary systems when you understand the difference between them. Showing is polishing. Showing is taking a test. Showing is an external evaluation. The judge’s job is to evaluate against a standard. Training is communicating. Training is teaching, clarifying, adjusting,…

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Episode 218: Check your confidence in these four areas

Where does confidence come from? Why can something go wrong in one situation…yet you can still have confidence? Yet in other situations, confidence seems so elusive. After a recent incident that could have easily shaken my confidence, I began reflecting on four different areas where I see confidence as an option. Many riders want more…

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Episode 214: Reviewing…without a self doubt spiral.

Self-doubt is often born out of a low-value cycle. “I could have done better.” sound so innocent. But what it really begins a little spiral of self-doubt. The next time you have to make a decision, a part of you will feel doubt, because you KNOW you’ll be judging yourself in the future. Your treatment…

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Episode 213: ‘How greed’ and your success pattern

When a rider sets a goal or begins to struggle, they are often tempted to heavily focus on the ‘how.’ This often appears as a heavy focus on the horse’s body or the rider’s body.  The real ‘how’ of reaching a goal or finding your path through a current struggle is a combination of the…

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Episode 211: Starting energy vs. Re-starting energy

In this episode, I discuss the difference in the energy of starting something new, versus re-starting something after your plans were interrupted. New starts often come with an excited type of energy. Re-starting is an entirely different skill set. It requires you to use a different energy and a different way of thinking. I explain…

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