Psychologist April Clay lists the top five qualities of a great equestrian student, with the attitude, self-control and work ethic to succeed.
Developing focus and becoming a mindful rider is about being in the present moment, fully engaged with the experience of communicating with your horse.
Is it true that listening to music can help boost the pre-performance mental and emotional states of equestrians? Psychologist April Clay responds.
Winter can be a tough go. No sunny horse shows and exciting destinations – just hard work in often difficult conditions.
Whether you are tackling your first entry-level cross-country course, ammy jumper round, or returning to competition after a long hiatus, here is a timeline for successful mental prep.
When confidence is approached as a feeling, the way to change seems to be through willpower. You tell yourself to feel better, to buck up, to believe.
Isn't a perfectionist someone who is hard working and a go-getter? Yes and no. Find out how to set realistic goals and do your own personal best.
Different situations elicit strengths and weaknesses to emerge in people. This article highlights seven qualities of a tough rider.
Performance and training are two sides of the same coin.In order to perform well, you have to train. In order to train, you have to keep performance in mind
Registered psychologist April Clay offers psychology tips for dealing with jealousy.