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 you funk is to STOP!
STOP THINKING about it! Right now! Sounds super contradictory and counter-intuitive I know, but the chances are that what got you to this point of "urgh" and procrastination was all that icky-
🎥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 something nervous and fearful riders have in common is that they are often playing scary movies in their heads when they ride! They are seeig what they DON'T want to happen when they are on their horse, instead of what
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 we are looking for answers, frustrated and stuck despite throwing literally everything that we have at the problem! It can be a heartbreaking, difficult and lonely struggle for some riders to make the progress that we are
"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 ourselves!
And be also the person who knows that the celebration is a mere coming-together, a deserved and well earned culmination of countless, glory-less hours - blood, sweat and tears... and it's THIS that w
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 decision to put those shiny new metaphorical boots on!
You’re going to have to step into-your-body and into the role and BE the person you need to be in order to BECOME the person you want to be! Just like the onl
Last November, sitting in this same cafe the name of my fledgling business finally came to me, and right here almost a year to the day I purchased the domain name www.courageousrider.com while sitting in this chair waiting for my next meeting- and just like that, this crazy adventure began... It would be another few months before I officially launched my new website and biz to the world.... But in just these short months working with you amazing, gorgeous riders and watching
Life really is too short to waste time feeling scared in the saddle! Next time you are with your horse, take notice of WHEN you know its time to start feeling nervous....when it's time to press play on that old tune... 🎶 For some riders it can be as soon as they think about riding, or it starts when they put their riding boots on. For others its when the instructor tells them to canter or maybe its as you put your foot in the stirrup - but for the majority of riders the nega
"From little actions, big dreams grow..." 🌱 🌳 Lots of little action, upon little action, step after step. Building consistent momentum and progress on your journey. What seeds are you planting and nurturing in your life this Spring that will bring you closer to YOUR grand vision? You might be amazed at the incredible things that you can create and achieve by simply breaking down what might seem like an insurmountable goal into weekly and monthly actions that add up to stron
1 specific, measured, achievable and time-framed plan 1 robust mindset 7 kilos of fresh action 2 dozen freshly brewed coffees 1 kilo of accountability Prep Time: ~45 mins
Serves: One decent batch of progress PREPARATION
Take 1 cup of coffee and a journal/notebook
Often we are quite bad at measuring our progress, losing sight of how far we have come, only looking forward to the road yet to travel. In order to measure and celebrate progress we need to make our pl
LET your horse be your greatest teacher Your horse ALREADY is your greatest teacher – but are you a dedicated student? Are you constantly gleaning the wisdom that your horse is imparting to you in every moment and every stride?
I think we often are taught to become afraid to listen to what we are feeling and what our horses are telling us in our riding, as we are told to do it THIS way, like it’s a rule written in stone and sent down from the heavens. We are taught instead
✨ What does Courageousness mean to you? What is your definition and experience of courage? ✨ I love being asked why I called my biz the Academy of Courageous Riding and not just the Academy of Confident Riding as that is what riders are usually looking for confidence not courageousness- and I find it a really awesome conversation starter, and I would love to hear your thoughts and ideas on this too! For me courageous riding is about so much more than confident and fearless ri