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
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 stress and frustration and disappointment.
It strained my relationships because here I was so passionate about something, so invested and involved but too afraid to actually get on with it in a way that could pos
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 favourite movies of all times, Empire Records. So much so, that I often find myself thinking about it - especially when something that I have become known for, or worse still, something I know myself for becomes
"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
#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 completely honest!), I struggle with pressurizing my ears, I get severe ear pain and suffer from nausea and motion sickness while flying too... It is only since completing my NLP training that I became totally comforta
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
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 difficult right now. Find out how he likes you to sit and balance yourself and when you help him improve his own balance and power.Of what he likes in his work and his favourite things to master. Of how he prefers to be
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
"Nothing is an obstacle, unless you say it is". 📣
- Wally Amos I was reminded of this awesome quote by Wally Amos today and it is so worth sharing with you all here. At first it can sound like a flippant quote to simply fall over... but it is actually a powerful key to finding solutions.
Because when you train yourself to ruthlessly look for solutions, then that is what you will find. And the truth is WE get to decide what is and isn't an obstacle. We are so powerful, that
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
Becoming a more balanced and secure rider starts with your seat.
You may know that feeling of holding on too tight, feeling a bit nervous and unstable when you ride? Riding with the handbrake constantly on, or sometimes struggling to give your horse some free rein? 🐴 It’s quite natural for us to want to hang on to the contact if we are feeling nervous or insecure in the saddle – and although the intention is well meaning - we are trying to keep ourselves safe and our hors