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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...

Show Time

Show Time

The shows are really beginning to open up now. Hallelujah!  This quote so inspired me when I reread it this week, that I wanted to share my thoughts with you about showing. It’s one of my favorite quotes by Dr. Jim Loehr: “When you ride, you’re deepening your sense of...

Walking Through Difficult Emotions

Walking Through Difficult Emotions

Staying home for the past few weeks has given me, probably like you, some time to reflect. There are a couple of powerful ideas that are central to personal performance training that not only work with our horses but also in our daily lives. I want to share them here...

What Separates Riders

What Separates Riders

It was a chilly and wet day in South Texas. So I decided to take a trail ride. I was thinking about what separates people regarding those who maintain confidence and succeed, and those who don’t. This article has the tales of two athletes that tell that story. I heard...

Do You Have the Potential for Greatness?

Do You Have the Potential for Greatness?

I'm going to talk about the myth that certain types of people have an ability for higher levels of success. The relationship between personality and performance is often misunderstood. The truth is your beliefs about yourself determine if you give yourself the gift of...

Are You a “Tough” Thinker?

Are You a “Tough” Thinker?

You can learn to be a tougher competitor in the same way you learn any other skill. In essence, you are an equestrian athlete. Professional and Olympic athletes train mentally, emotionally, and physically. As riders, we can do the same. We can utilize the EXACT same...

A Little Secret

A Little Secret

It is widely known that visualization is a key mental skills tool. That’s because we tend to get what we think about.  I bet you’ve heard this a lot.  However, sometimes riders tell me they feel frustrated, “I’m so disappointed. My rides don’t turn out the way I see...

How to Make Change Less Scary

How to Make Change Less Scary

Can you relate to being at one place in your riding at one point in time ... and then ... for whatever reason ... life and 'stuff' happened ... and you're less confident ... maybe even confused ... now? Perhaps things snowballed in your mind. "What do others think of...

How to Find the Courage

How to Find the Courage

It’s a common thing to love what we do, but settle for less than what we really want to achieve. By that I mean we allow our past results to dictate how we see our future potential. If you see yourself in terms of past mistakes and disappointments, most of the time...

The Soul of Competition

The Soul of Competition

If you’re a competitor, chances are from time to time you might feel anything from anxiety to intimidation. What if I fail? What will they think? What if I let me trainer/spouse/friends down? What if I’ll never be good enough? What if I don’t make it? It can be nerve...

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