What is your idea of a successful equestrian life ?
For some that might be being a successful competitor or maybe it might be building an harmonious relationship with your horse or perhaps being able to enjoy hacking out with confidence. Whatever your goals and ambitions its my belief that achieving success goes beyond acquiring technical knowledge. Progress also requires the right mindset, self belief and an understanding of effective strategies for skill acquisition. I work with riders both on and off horse combining my knowledge of coaching, neuro linguistic programming (NLP) and psychology to help them develop technique, achieve their outcomes and build confidence.
Psychology affects every aspect of a rider’s life. Its affects how we learn, how we train and how we compete. Many athletes attribute 90% of their success to psychological factors, so for riders wanting to improve and progress it’s a factor that can’t be ignored. Psychological skills such as imagery, goal setting and self-talk can have a hugely positive effect on rider performance.
What is Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and how can it help me be a better rider?
We may not be aware of it but our underlying values, beliefs and past experiences hugely impact our behaviour and our everyday actions. We constantly receive millions of pieces of information through our 5 senses., to allow us to process this information it gets run through filters that distort, delete and generalise. This process helps us navigate through life with ease. If we had to consciously process everything we would struggle to get beyond our own front door! However, this process can sometimes lead us to internalising unhelpful beliefs and internal representations that negatively affect behaviour. The techniques used within NLP can help riders to address these limiting behaviours and beliefs, helping riders build confidence and develop a more positive mindset.
I run regular workshops and ridden clinics click here for details
One to One coaching sessions help riders develop a better mindset and achieve their goals
My Equestrian Life Journal will help you plan, identify your strengths and weaknesses and set goals for you and your horse.