The Courageous Blog

From quick tips to hard earned lessons and years-honed strategy, this is where I share my passion & purpose to help create more confident, connected and conscious riders, one rider at a time!

Dig in! Stef x

May 12, 2020

Not feeling it? Stuck in procrastination and despondency that makes you feel like maybe it would actually just be better to just sit on the couch, eating pizza and drinking wine, instead of getting up and getting on with it?!?
 

Well the first thing to getting out of yo...

April 15, 2020

🎥What genre of mind movie are you playing in the saddle?

Rose tinted, rom-com, fantasy or more like a spooky horror show???? 🎥💭🐴
 

Working with so many riders who struggle with fear - and having been a 'nervous nelly' rider myself for many years, I know that somethin...

March 12, 2020

Celebrating diversity, inclusion and equality everyday? Yes please! 💪🤜
 

I'm so honoured to be featured in this International Women's Day #IWD2020 feature piece by Digivizer - alongside some truly disruptive women in technology including leaders at Microsoft, Lenovo a...

February 2, 2020

Science backed daily practice to make you a WHOPPING 94% more likely to turn your goals into reality

January 21, 2020

What is it that determines our level of 'riding success?' ... That single most important riding asset or essential skill? 🐴🧐
 

So often riders come to me to help them look for answers and this is one of the first questions I ask them, because often as riders...

January 8, 2020

What is your fear really costing YOU? 🤔 It's possibly more than you think...

When I was stuck in fear it cost me years. It cost me tears. It cost me love and money and more than that wasted learning and progress opportunities, that I can never get back. It cost me st...

December 24, 2019

Merry Christmas to all you beautiful souls!! 🌲

Wishing you all a safe and wonderful festive season and may some of you have presents that neigh! ❤️ None of mine have so far... But maybe that's not a bad thing 😅

We've been visited by Santa this morning and had...

November 5, 2019

What if ONE thing could change EVERYTHING? 😮🤔

"Sometimes reputations outlive their applications.
Sometimes fires don't go out, when you're done playing with them"
- Coyote Shivers, Sugarhigh.

I absolutely love this truth-bomb lyric in the climatic song of one of my fav...

October 16, 2019

Don't squander your time with your horses in #hussle&hurry!

Horses hate rush and you will make more progress if you simply slow down, tune in and be all with your beautiful horse - connecting as two souls rather than master & slave.

Leave the bustle of the daily grind b...

September 9, 2019

"Be a quiet cheerleader of yourself, but a LOUD and PROUD champion of others".🎉📣

Be the person who celebrates easily the success and progress of friends, peers and competitors alike - because what we can celebrate for others is a measure of what we can accept for ou...

August 29, 2019

Reflecting on the European Dressage Championships and the controversy surrounding one of the riders I most look up to and admire, not for the achievements that she has clocked-up in her record-breaking career - but instead for the harmonious, classical and beautiful wa...

July 23, 2019

#courageouspractise I got to put my NLP and hypnosis techniques to the test in a completely new way on the weekend, working towards conquering one of my biggest fears...
 

In the past I have been a VERY nervous flyer (ok you could describe me as terrified, if I'm comple...

July 18, 2019

Sometimes you simply have to BE it BEFORE you can believe it! 

If you are going to take the big leap and cross the divide from a nervous, tense and ‘in-your-head’ rider to a more confident, calm and collected rider – at some point you’re going to have the make the dec...

April 8, 2019

One of the most powerful secrets to master for confident riding, is to simply RIDE THE PRESENT STRIDE!! Physically, mentally and emotionally ALL of you in the present stride...
 

Make it a top priority that when you are on your horse - make sure you that you are ALL the...

November 23, 2018

Let your horse have the loudest voice in your riding and training.

Not of what to do and what to avoid - but to fully listen and know when something is working for him, when something is understood and explained properly, or when something is uncomfortable and difficul...

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