Riders have learned in the past year and a half that attaching goals to horse shows is risky business and can cause anger and despair.
Researchers are accumulating evidence that perfectionism is actually dual-natured, with positive and negative aspects.
The pandemic has left us in a state of suspension with a profound loss of motivation as the show season is up in the air. How can a rider get their mojo back?
How to tame your reactionary 'lizard brain' during stressful times and get your more rational 'thinking brain' online again.
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.
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.
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.