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

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...

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...

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...

August 28, 2018

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 ride...

July 2, 2018

Because to wake up and go about your weeks, months and years without planning and designing the riding life you want is to simply decide by DEFAULT, and accept what is served up rather than making your own menu.

June 29, 2018

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 a...

June 21, 2018

✨ 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 confid...

June 4, 2018

#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...

May 20, 2018


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...

May 10, 2018

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 bel...

April 20, 2018

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...

April 12, 2018

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...

March 29, 2018

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...

March 8, 2018

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 Kn...

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