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Clinic Riding With An Inferiority Complex

The idea of riding in a clinic in front of professionals with a really professional PROFESSIONAL absolutely terrified me. Between the, usually, hugely expensive cost and the pressure of presenting yourself in an environment surrounded by other like minded riders my anxiety levels used to sky rocket. As a very…

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Building Trust (In Myself)

  I haul (2 minutes, really long drive) to a thoroughbred stable to use their indoor arena all winter. Last week the owner approached my coach about working with his youngest retiree, a coming 8 year old gelding named Prairie, who he may have found a new home for. One of the…

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Don’t Ride the Past- Dressage Wisdom

I covered a dressage clinic at Gaea’s Farm given by JJ Tate, of Team Tate, a Wisconsinite who’s making it pretty big at some of the most well respected dressage shows in the country. I’ve been covering her clinics for a few years now through my freelancing and I’ve always learned something…

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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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