Riding With Confidence
- Have you had a confidence wobble in handling or riding your horse?
- Do you want to step it up a level in terms of competing or showing?
- Or do you just want to get the best out of your relationship with your horse?
I have owned and ridden horses for over 30 years, but it was only once I was practicing as a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist that I truly reflected on the link between my ups and downs with my horses and my state of mind at the time – whether that related to career changes, moving house or livery yard or becoming a parent.
Before I became a hypnotherapist I too had a bit of a confidence wobble with my horse. It was a few years later that I realised my fear had dissipated – as I had quite a different mindset and ability to manage stress and anxiety then.
As horse owners and riders we all know how sensitively horses are attuned to our emotions, but for the first time I had really demonstrated this to myself. Since then, I have started to document how our mindset and general outlook on life affects and impacts our relationship with our horse and you’ll find some of that work below in my blogs.
I provide talks and workshops and take part in equine clinics as well as working 1-2-1 with horse riders and owners to regain their confidence.
I use a solution focused approach to coaching horse owners and riders to overcome any fear, regain confidence and achieve goals. I provide tools and strategies for managing emotions and more importantly, focus on achieving and maintaining the right mindset to ensure positive change is long lasting, enabling you to get back on track!
If you’d like to find out how I can help you improve your relationship with your horse, get in touch!
Need a Kick-Start to Spring With Your Horses? Winter is nearly over and we are now beginning to see signs of spring – longer days, the odd day of glorious sunshine and beautiful primroses and daffodils popping up in the Devon hedgerows and gardens. This normally...read more
Building a true connection with your horse Over the last few years I have reconnected with my ‘special’ horse in a way I didn’t think possible and I put this down to the fact that I am a practicing clinical hypnotherapist. In each session with a client there is...read more
Nerves affecting your ability to enjoy competing with your horse? Do you feel that you and your horse could be achieving more if your nerves were in check? How many times have you driven to a venue with your stomach churning and negative thoughts whirling around your...read more
Enjoying your life and your horse in the winter months It is easy to allow the short winter days to get us down. We can’t spend so much time with our horses and we are restricted in what we can do too. When we are with our horses it is often dark and cold too! Despite...read more
Scared of falling off your horse? Reducing fear and improving rider confidence When you are riding, do you feel overwhelmed with the concern you might fall off and the effect this might have on you and those around you? Are you too scared to get on a horse anymore as...read more
Stress Relief the Equine Way The positive effect of your relationship with your horse Have you wondered how spending time with your horse actually seems to relieve your stress? There is a neuroscientific explanation for this, as being with your horse actually helps to...read more
Improving Your Relationship With Your Horse How being a compassionate rider improves your day to day life Treating your horse in a calm and compassionate way is great way of improving your relationship with your horse, but it also impacts positively on your day-to-day...read more
Managing Anxiety for Horse Riding As compassionate horse owners and riders, we are aware of the impact of any anxiety on our horse. We are often told to ensure we are in the most relaxed state before we climb on the mounting block. Whilst this is easy to say, it is...read more