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Last month we continued our four-part series on positive thinking by talking about thought chatter (or what I often call brain babble). If you recall, your brain thinks up to 60,000 thoughts each day (that’s about 40 thoughts a minute, or one thought every 1.5 seconds).
Original Post Date: 03/05/2018 - 14:14   |   Last Updated: 2018:03:05 14:14:52

A few months ago we began a series of tips dedicated to creating positive riding potential by making sure the words we say to ourselves are positive. This month we’ll continue that conversation with a unique three-part technique called thought-stopping…but before we do, let's first talk about a few surprising numbers. 
Original Post Date: 02/06/2018 - 08:10   |   Last Updated: 2018:03:01 14:07:08

Last month we began a four-part series on positive thinking, but since this month begins the New Year, I thought it would be a great idea to put that on hold for a bit so that we can discuss a great way to get the most out of the new year . . . and your entire riding career!
Original Post Date: 01/08/2018 - 07:52   |   Last Updated: 2018:01:08 07:53:06

This month we’re going to begin a four-part series on how to create positive riding potential by making sure the thoughts you think to yourself are positive. Referred to as self-talk, internal dialogue, positive affirmations, or brain babble; the words you say to yourself have a huge influence on your ability to believe in yourself. As a result, let's spend the next few months talking about how to talk to yourself!This month we’ll begin with one of my all-time favorites. I like to call this technique "Create / Concentrate / Enunciate," and this is how it goes. 
Original Post Date: 12/01/2017 - 09:07   |   Last Updated: 2017:12:01 09:07:21

We’ve spent the past three months talking about resiliency; the unyielding mental toughness and confidence that occurs when willpower, self-belief, and optimism come together. Together they create perhaps the most influential factor in determine your ability to succeed, and what’s often credited for changing good riders into great ones. This month, let’s continue our conversation about developing the mental toughness and confidence that’ll ensure you’ll always be a resilient rider.
Original Post Date: 11/03/2017 - 08:23   |   Last Updated: 2017:11:28 13:39:07

Two months ago we began a four-part series about resiliency, the ability to bounce back after a mistake, mishap, or missed opportunity. The ability to hold it together when it would be completely normal to let it fall apart. 
Original Post Date: 10/02/2017 - 08:56   |   Last Updated: 2017:10:02 08:56:59

Last month we began a four-part series about resiliency. Defined as the ability to bounce back after a mistake, mishap, or missed opportunity - and the ability to turn setbacks into comebacks - resiliency is considered the most important mental factor in determining your success because it’s what allows you to form will power, optimism, and self-belief (all mandatory ingredients for performing at your best).
Original Post Date: 08/12/2017 - 15:12   |   Last Updated: 2017:08:12 16:19:49

Resiliency is defined as the ability to bounce back after a mistake, mishap, loss or any other negative event. It’s your ability to turn setbacks into comebacks and the ability to hold it together when it would be normal to fall apart. Resiliency is the ability to finish strong after a slow start and the strength to recover quickly after making a mistake instead of dwelling on it.
Original Post Date: 07/05/2017 - 08:28   |   Last Updated: 2017:07:05 08:28:24

You have good intentions in life, but sometime life has a crazy way of getting in the way of your good intentions! When things like school, work, and a ridiculously short 24-hour day come in between you and your good intentions, its time for the how-come trick. 
Original Post Date: 05/15/2017 - 09:00   |   Last Updated: 2017:05:15 10:08:49

You might think you ride at a stables, barn or equestrian center - but you’d only be half right - because in fact, you ride at your happy place.You have to agree that when you arrive at the barn you arrive at a place that's more than just fences, paddocks and arenas... it really is your happy place. The place that you go to when you need a little positive distraction from the craziness of your crazy world. Unlike other sport venues, however, your happy place isn't defined by the venue itself; but by the relationship with your trainers, peers, and horses found there.
Original Post Date: 03/15/2017 - 11:46   |   Last Updated: 2017:03:15 11:50:57


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