stop, showing, team, sea, star, equestrian, cecelia, conway

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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clinic, riding, inferiority, complex, team, sea, star, equestrian, cecelia, conway

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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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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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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