A Clinic Review with William Fox Pitt: Eventing Dressage vs Dressage

Eventing Dressage vs Dressage: A Clinic Review with William Fox Pitt

I’m not an eventer, but I secretly admire them. I’m terrified of cross country and cross rails seem high to me. To have the courage and bravery to gallop a horse across an open field and tackle obstacle after obstacle is something that I’ll need A LOT of mental coaching…

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Frustration Fixes

Frustration Fix

We all deal with frustration in riding at some point in our careers. Personally, I have waged a constant battle against frustration for the last few years. Yesterday I was able to get to the barn for the first time in nearly two weeks. A combination of poor weather, work, and…

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When Is It Time to Stop Showing

After Bubba and I’s last schooling show, I cancelled the rest of our season. This was an immensely difficult decision for me because I’m inherently competitive. I love to win. I love to succeed and, to be frank, do better than other people. So why did I decide to stop showing…

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10,000 Hours of Riding

I had a mind bubble burst last week while enmeshed in a fit of frustration. I was failing spectacularly at leg yielding consistently because I couldn’t coordinate my aides. Plus, Bubba and I had just finished being spectacularly picked apart at our last show and I was being less than…

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