I’ve Become a Space Cadet- Show Nerves

I have developed a new and exciting technique for dealing with my show nerves, or any nerves.  What is this fantastic new talent? I forget everything. My mind goes, “Duho…” and Bubba says, “Here we go again.” I can be in the middle of a test I have done hundreds…

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horse, show, dad, groom

The Making of a Show Dad

It’s a day late, but the sentiment is always there.  I have the best dad ever. I’ve turned my father into a show dad.  I don’t know how.  It has happened and there’s no going back. Dad, as far as I know, has never been around horses.  Mom has, she…

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dressage, mental, riding, sports, psychology, horse, equine, show

Dressage Is a Mental Minefield

Dressage, or any other equestrian sport, has the potential to become a mental minefield that can completely cripple you both in and out of the arena. Last year it got the better of me.  I admit it.  I’m not ashamed of it.  I over thought everything and my performance suffered.…

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