It’s normal for riders to experience some anxiety before a horse show, but too much anxiety can derail your performance. Here are five ways to de-stress.
Having confidence is about more than just believing in yourself. Learn how to make a plan and stick to it, so that you feel prepared and capable as a rider.
A look at the pros and cons of social media for equestrians, and tips for managing your accounts to maintain a healthy relationship with the medium.
Resisting things we can’t change causes us to suffer mentally. Accepting them helps us look at equestrian and life problems in a more constructive way.
Sometimes, whether you intend to or not, you end up becoming involved in barn politics. Try these tips to ensure a peaceful, drama-free environment.
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.