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
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 way in which she has trained and educated her horses; and importantly for the way she supports, champions and develops our beloved sport! I truly believe that we (especially the horses) have all benefited from the
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
Are you holding in your minds eye exactly how you DO want your ride to go when you're in the saddle? 💭🐴 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 imagining what they DON'T want to happen in their ride! They see opportunities where they might fall off, or where their horse might spook, and scan about themselves looking for
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
#freebie downloadable digital wallpapers to help you feel more confident, safe and connected in the saddle - simples! 🐴🍀 Affirmations are a brilliant way to support your courageous riding growth and assist you to bring in the fearless, present and focused rider you've been working on becoming! Each month I personalise my screensaver with my focus goal, and I know how powerful this subconscious affirmation and commitment to growth can be! Simply download and save as your mob
READY TO LEAVE FEAR AND NERVES IN THE SADDLE TOTALLY BEHIND YOU? Hello, gorgeous, courageous rider!If you are ready to leave FEAR and NERVES in the saddle totally behind you and move your riding forward - where you actually start ENJOYING riding again &;
If you would like to combine powerful inner mindset work with practical, actionable strategy to re-program fear and nerves in the saddle so that you become a confident, calm and centered rider - with the heavy lifting done
What if this FEAR is simply EXCITEMENT with a PR problem? What if this buzzing, niggling and tingling feeling is actually the EXCITEMENT of crossing the threshold of our current limitations? What if this is the SIGN that this is exactly what you need to do next?? I believe that the magic of life is found beyond our comfort zones... in crossing the threshold of our past limitations and exploring new possibilities for ourselves and our bodies we discover the sublime feeling of
Why doesn't hardwork always equal success? Have you ever noticed that sometimes it doesn't matter how many hours we spend practicing, working harder and harder, year after year, our results and progress simply don't reflect the thousands of hours, blood, sweat and tears we put in to something that we are so passionate about?!? As a rider, I spent years watching aspects of this in my own riding, my students progress and in friends, often in people who had literally every ingre
How is that horses can seemingly work miracles in humans?
Reducing stress and improving social functioning by simply being near them? Horses are being successfully incorporated into therapy to assist people from PTSD sufferers, domestic abuse survivors, children with autism, to being used to help enhance communication skills, develop self confidence, relieve stress and more. Interaction with horses has been shown to help humans decrease or reverse physiological and psycholog
March is such a magical time of year on the farm!!!
Not only is it the start of Autumn, and my birthday month... but as the days cool down and the rhythms of the season changes, everything seems to take on the rose-coloured glow of Autumnal air. For me March is a time of reflection, review and readjustment, following the closing of the fast-paced first 90 days of the year. It’s a great time to reassess what is important for the remaining year ahead and to define what success
My #geniustip for #internationalwomensday is to re-invent some of the stories we tell about what it is to be a woman. Especially some of the fairytales we are brought up on! I want fairytales where a Damsel in Shining Armour swoops in and rescues the Knight in Distress. And they live happily ever after as friends, but sadly only see each other occasionally at the town fair...
Or where Snow White breaks the evil spell to wake from her long sleep by finding the love she neede