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Keep Expectations High – No Excuses!

Keep Expectations High – No Excuses!

Hey, it’s Barb, What I always find amazing is the fact there are always more layers to understand and learn in anything we do. Of course, that’s true about communicating with our beloved horses and developing our riding skills. The depth and breadth of what seems to...

Questions to ask looking to 2022

Questions to ask looking to 2022

This time of year is such a perfect time to think about 2022 – what we want to accomplish – why we want to achieve it – and what success looks like. Then – what is our path to get there? I think about new beginnings first regarding the what and why as such essential...

Two Exercises for Showtime Prep

Two Exercises for Showtime Prep

I love this time of year. It's unique in so many ways. The weather is refreshing, the colors are gorgeous, and there's a lot of change going on. For many, it's a special show season. In this video, I want to shout out to my friends who are going to their final weekend...

The eyes have it

The eyes have it

A while back, I did a personal performance clinic in Florida at an English barn. They invited me to ride one of their jumpers over some low jumps at the end of the day. FUN! In the clinic, I discussed the importance of keeping our eyes up. I coached the riders to do...

Podcast: Nerves in Horses and People

Podcast: Nerves in Horses and People

Hi, it’s Barb. I was thinking about this challenge of ‘nerves’ that’s a tough one. And if you think you’re the only one, believe me, you’re not. It’s a challenge most of us have. And I was thinking about it in the context of our horses. They get nervous, too. I...

Podcast: How To Be Extraordinary

Podcast: How To Be Extraordinary

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been observing riders who are absolutely killing it… recreational riders, teachers, coaches, and competitive riders. I’ve observed 3 things in all of them make them stand out, and inspire me. I hope becoming more clear about these 3...

3 Ways to Survive Change

3 Ways to Survive Change

Did you ever notice how we all crave for things to be certain? We avoid change like the plague. We love thinking that FINALLY, we found the way it’s going to be … I like it and I don’t want any change.VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: Funny, the most dramatic case of this is my life...

If she can do it, I can do it!

If she can do it, I can do it!

This week was the year anniversary of the passing of my dear friend, Audrey Griffin who so inspired me. Audrey was 82 when she passed. She was a member of the Cowgirl Hall of Fame. Thinking about the impact Audrey had on my life, reminded me to remind you about...

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