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Winter Breaks mental health tips Jan 01, 2024

Growing up learning to ride in the hunter/jumper part of the horse world, I don't remember horses really getting breaks. Sure, they may have had 2-3 days off, or maybe a week off, around Christmas....

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Change Your Mindset Around Embarrassment with Horses mental health psychology tips Dec 09, 2023

It is just a plain fact that if you ride horses, you will have bad days.

You will have bad rides.

You will fall off.

This sport is too demanding, too technical, too difficult, and relies on not...

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A Happy Horse is a Better Performing Horse goals mental health psychology tips Dec 01, 2023

There are so many directions and ideas on this subject, but let's start here with this brutally honest fact:

If you want to get the best out of your horse, they need to be happy.

A happy horse will...

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The Importance of a Growth Mindset mental health psychology Aug 09, 2023

The Importance of a Growth Mindset

 

Adopt the growth mindset, not the fixed mindset.

With a growth mindset, you're always capable of broadening your views and abilities.

Don't say "I'm not...

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Psychology Sunday - Positivity and Mental Health mental health psychology Aug 06, 2023

This was a picture I posted a long time ago showing how much wear Jack’s shoes and nails took in one cycle.

 

But it’s also a very apt example to help me explain a mental tool you...

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