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Returning to riding and renegotiating what your riding life looks like after you have a baby can be a really tough gig! >> Confident Rider - mindset, movement and nervous system awareness for equestrians

Returning To Riding After Having A Baby

Returning to riding and renegotiating what your riding life looks like after you have a baby can be a really tough gig! In this episode, I get together

I flew to Sydney to attend an in-house training for my Equine Assisted Learning Certification. As part of the process, we work with a variety of different people so that we can actively use our skills, get feedback and be mentored along the way. >> Confident Rider - mindset, movement and nervous system awareness for equestrians

The Day He Picked Love

Quick backstory: Last week, I flew to Sydney to attend an in-house training for my Equine Assisted Learning Certification. As part of the process, we work

What does it mean to have a partnership with your horse? What is mindset and emotional agility? How does the welfare of the horse play into your training? >> Confident Rider - mindset, movement and nervous system awareness for equestrians

Mindset, Connection & Horse Welfare with Equine Connection

I had the total pleasure of talking with Karsyn and Carolyn from Equine Connection for their horse welfare series.What does it mean to have a partnership

What it means to create a happy and empowered partnership with your horse by bringing together the best of the worlds of dressage and partnership-based training including >> Confident Rider - mindset, movement and nervous system awareness for equestrians

Dressage For The Horse & With The Horse with Karen Rohlf

Well team, I so looking forward to sharing this episode with you! I’m talking with the amazing Karen Rohlf, internationally recognized horsewoman and

A guest post by Reese of Horses of the Ozark Hills. There he is right across from you, your horse. His feet beat the ground in a rhythmic pulse, his nostrils flare with his deep… Horse Barns, My Horse, Horse Stalls, Horse Riding, Free Horses, Horses And Dogs, Dressage, Ground Work For Horses, Horse Exercises

Groundwork That Strengthens the Horse & Rider's Relationship - Savvy Horsewoman

A guest post by Reese of Horses of the Ozark Hills. There he is right across from you, your horse. His feet beat the ground in a rhythmic pulse, his nostrils flare with his deep…

It’s not uncommon to find yourself in the place where everything feels like it’s getting on top of you.  >> Confident Rider - mindset, movement and nervous system awareness for equestrians

Keeping it Simple! The #horsetimechallenge

It’s not uncommon to find yourself in the place where everything feels like it’s getting on top of you. I’ve been talking about this a lot over the past

It’s very easy for the last moments of a year, and the first of a new one to drive you into a slight panic-nee-existential-crisis about what it is you have been doing with your time, what it is you ARE going to do with your time, and what it is you have or haven’t done. >> Confident Rider - mindset, movement and nervous system awareness for equestrians

Relaxing Into What Is & Celebrating Your Enough-ness

It’s the final podcast for the year! I actually had different plans for December but owing to one thing or another (I explain in the episode itself) that

Focusing on who you want to be is perhaps a more important first step in any action plan than focusing on what you need to do >> Confident Rider - mindset, movement and nervous system awareness for equestrians First Step, Nervous System, Closer, Mindset, How To Plan, Attitude, Physiology

3 Steps to Move You Closer to Bravery

We’ve talked a lot about how to make the most of your time this week, and I want to share another powerful mindset hack with you now: focusing on who you

When I first decided to bring Dee under saddle myself, I went through Ellie’s Start Your Own Horse Course and we spent many hours chatting about different approaches, techniques, and ways of going about things. In this episode, we discuss what inspired Ellie to put together this course in the first place and the different considerations that go into working with a horse from the beginning. >> Confident Rider - mindset, movement and nervous system awareness for equestrians Mind Body Spirit, Nervous System, Mindset, Bring It On, Mindfulness, Train, Attitude, Physiology, Trains

Training For Mind, Body & Spirit with Ellie O’Brien

It’s another person of radness in this week’s podcast! A professional trainer and clinician, Ellie O’Brien has been a longtime friend and support to me in

A guest post by Reese of Horses of the Ozark Hills. There he is right across from you, your horse. His feet beat the ground in a rhythmic pulse, his nostrils flare with his deep… Horse Barns, My Horse, Horse Stalls, Horse Riding, Free Horses, Horses And Dogs, Dressage, Ground Work For Horses, Horse Exercises

Groundwork That Strengthens the Horse & Rider's Relationship - Savvy Horsewoman

A guest post by Reese of Horses of the Ozark Hills. There he is right across from you, your horse. His feet beat the ground in a rhythmic pulse, his nostrils flare with his deep…

I love the word courage. Just letting the word roll through my head makes me sit a little taller. >> Confident Rider - mindset, movement and nervous system awareness for equestrians Nervous System, Equestrian, Emotional Resilience, Horse Grooming, Horse Care, Consistency, Mindset, Confidence, Relax

The Courage in Consistency

I love the word courage. Just letting the word roll through my head makes me sit a little taller. When thinking about courage, and perhaps choosing the

Be aware that within the aloneness, you are very much not alone, and within the non-idealness that might be happening right now, we are very much together in this. >> Confident Rider - mindset, movement and nervous system awareness for equestrians Guided Meditation, Nervous System, Equestrian, Confidence, Train, Horses, Shit Happens, Animals, Animais

Setting Your Intention: A Guided Meditation

?A gift for you! I thought we could take a little moment together and do a shared, guided meditation. Be aware that within the aloneness, you are very

With everything on the outside seeming kind of out of control right now, creating a morning routine is an important part of taking control for yourself and gifting yourself with a sense of certainty when you wake up. >> Confident Rider - mindset, movement and nervous system awareness for equestrians Nervous System, Healthy Habits, Mindset, The Outsiders, Freedom, Wellness, Liberty, Attitude, Political Freedom

Freedom Within Structure: Healthy Habits For Sanity & Wellness

I’m a freedom lover. For a very long time, I rebelled against the idea of any sort of routine because I believed that true freedom came with being able to

In this episode, I talk to Robyn Schiller about WEG, competing, anxiety and the journey with horses >> Confident Rider - mindset, movement and nervous system awareness for equestrians Nervous System, Equestrian, Leadership, Anxiety, Confidence, Journey, Horses, Physiology, Horseback Riding

Robyn Schiller: On WEG, leadership & the journey with horses

Robyn Schiller grew up being a horse-crazy kid in California, riding before she could even walk and showing as a youth along with her mother in the

What that means is I'm bringing that inside hind leg closer to his front legs and more under his body, which means I'm collecting him, which means he has to work harder, which is why he slowed down to begin with. Horse Exercises, Training Exercises, Dressage Horses, Work Harder, Online Coaching, Horse Training, Training Programs, Grand Prix, Closer

How to get an inside leg to outside rein connection?

That's what the rhythm naturally does because the position I'm putting the horse in with his body, this brings him more collected, more together.

Without context- without recognizing how we are set up to survive and thrive as creatures on the planet- it’s all too easy to internalize challenges or feeling states, such as anxiety or fear, and own them as an inherent part of our personality, rather than an understandable response of our nervous system in the face of traumatic stress. >> Confident Rider - mindset, movement and nervous system awareness for equestrians Training Exercises, Smoke Alarms, The Smoke, Nervous System, Confident, Mindset, Anxiety, Personality, Identity

Resetting The Smoke Alarm: Uncoupling Emotional Experiences From Personality & Identity

Let’s consider for a moment that our nervous system exists on more than just an individual level; it exists on a collective level as well. Not only are we