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What does equine coaching actually look like?

2018-04-17T04:11:37+00:00

Often when I tell people I'm doing equine coaching they assume I mean I'm going to work on position or am in the role of a trainer. When I explain it's about the RIDER, that just blows them away. They acknowledge riding in mental and important to work on but what does equine coaching actually [...]

What does equine coaching actually look like? 2018-04-17T04:11:37+00:00

When you come last….and your horse comes first. Wait, is this a problem?

2018-04-12T23:00:18+00:00

Let's face it, horses take a lot of time and energy (not to mention $$).  There is horse care - the vet bills, the shoes, the tack, equestrian wear, show fees, lessons, grooming, riding, training, and on and on.  It can be a full time job, having a horse and I will say, pretty much [...]

When you come last….and your horse comes first. Wait, is this a problem? 2018-04-12T23:00:18+00:00

Wait, mindfulness helps us stay focused as we age?! (psssst, YES!, read more here)

2018-04-05T16:40:11+00:00

We are all looking for an edge.  A way to get and be better.  To reach our goals and then make goals beyond those. As we get older, sometimes we think we can't go beyond where we are now.  Or maybe that's just what we THINK. I read this article https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/wellness/there’s-new-evidence-that-silicon-valleys-favorite-mindfulness-habit-may-help-defeat-a-key-problem-of-aging/ar-AAvvJE1 and this paragraph stuck [...]

Wait, mindfulness helps us stay focused as we age?! (psssst, YES!, read more here) 2018-04-05T16:40:11+00:00

Attunement with horses: that powerful connection

2018-04-02T02:46:49+00:00

Yesterday I was part of a mindfulness clinic where the group looked at season goals, roadblocks and coming up with a show plan. My favorite part was the end, when we all stood next to a horse, with our hands physically touching.  The horse became calm, with soft eyes and ears, and put his head [...]

Attunement with horses: that powerful connection 2018-04-02T02:46:49+00:00

The Goldilocks Zone

2018-03-27T21:48:33+00:00

You remember the story of Goldilocks and the three bears, right? I think we all read the story, or had it read to us, when we were kids. One bowl of porridge was too hot. One was too cold. And one was "Just right!" Same with the beds in the house. Riding is like that [...]

The Goldilocks Zone 2018-03-27T21:48:33+00:00

In praise of monotasking

2018-03-20T02:57:06+00:00

I have a thing I'll call "busy brain." I'm always thinking and I used to believe that it benefitted me because I could multitask my life away, like a badge of honor. Except I never really focused on anything. Anyone else have that happen? When you're riding, all these thoughts at a competition might go [...]

In praise of monotasking 2018-03-20T02:57:06+00:00

What’s going on inside your head?

2018-03-14T22:32:44+00:00

We all have "stuff" going on inside our head. Thoughts about little things, "What are we having for dinner...I need to pick up my prescription...my child has a choir concert."  Bigger things, "My friend seemed upset, wonder if it's me....come to think of it, my partner seems upset with me too.  To the biggest things, [...]

What’s going on inside your head? 2018-03-14T22:32:44+00:00

Mindfulness and horses? How does that help?

2018-03-10T01:56:33+00:00

What is mindfulness? I used to think mindfulness was hugging a tree or meditating with clanging bells.  It certainly didn't hold an appeal, at least at first. When I started to work with clients though, I began to realize how much either my or my clients anxiety got in the way of actually getting anywhere. [...]

Mindfulness and horses? How does that help? 2018-03-10T01:56:33+00:00

Why coaching? Why now?

2018-03-10T02:08:30+00:00

Growing up I heard talk of horses, having them to use for "work" or training them. I kind of vaguely knew this but not what it meant necessary. My sister told my mom she wanted a horse and she said she would not contribute one penny to the idea and somehow, she came up with [...]

Why coaching? Why now? 2018-03-10T02:08:30+00:00