Tag: sport psychology
Ryan Torkkeli and his horses Sternie and Snoop Dog!
Ryan Torkkeli was a new Canadian Dressage rider to me at the World Championships in Herning. I tuned in and watched him ride and was impressed with his riding and his talented horse Sternenwanderer. So I was delighted when he agreed do an interview for me. You grew up in Thunder Bay which is not exactly a place I think of as…
Can you lose the ability to win?
Originally posted on HorseAddict: I was about 14, on a cross country course, going at a cracking pace when I realized my horse was not absolutely on top of his game. Don’t get me wrong, he was sound and he was healthy he was just not quite in the tip top form he could be. …
Webinar:Make it a 10 please!
The Webinar hosted by Equestrian Canada ran into some techincal difficulties and had a later than planned start. Once it got under way, Ron King ,who was the moderator told us there were 78 attendees logged in. He then introduced the panelists. Brittany Fraser Beaulieu, Megan Lane and Lindsay Kellock. All three are stars of…
Don’t Give Up, Just Turn Up!
Last Sunday Biasini and I were awarded the Reserve Championship for the FEI Freestyle classe Adult Amateur division. . The White Fences Championship Series consists of five shows starting in December and continuing to the end of April. I have competed in the January and February shows and this past weekend in the March show.…
Tell your inner demons to just shut up!
We are a species who thinks we can control outcome. We like to focus on what’s wrong , immerse in those problems, and then make them right. Even with good intentions, it’s a negative approach. But if I could give riders a gift, it would be a suspension of disbelief. Disbelief is the sarcastic voice…
What makes a Champion?
Champion’s Attitude is not having a big head.
Coaches: The good, the bad, the indifferent.
Sometimes they push you on relentlessly.
Mental Performance: Brain,Body,Behavior
It is a challenge not a crisis!
Competition Nerves? Performance Anxiety?
You have a competition partner who cannot join in the pregame pep talk!
Do Professionals Get Nervous at Big Championships?
“I’m so nervous I can’t feel my legs…”
Book Review:How to Make Life Work and Build a Legacy by Dirk Stroda.
Shut up ego! SHUT UP!
Setting Goals in the Daydream Maze.
Turn around and find another pathway….