Tag: psychology

Dealing with competition nerves

Dealing with competition nerves

If before competing you can’t picture riding or remember your training, trigger words or actions correspond to a positive event can help

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How to beat the winter blues

How to beat the winter blues

Sport psychology expert Nikki Heath offers advice on how to maintain motivation and performance during the coldest, darkest season

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Event rider superstitions

Event rider superstitions

Are you superstitious? Do superstitions have a place in competitive sport? We investigate...

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Review and plan at the end of the eventing season

Review and plan at the end of the eventing season

Sports psychology expert Nikki Heath explains the many aspects of decision making and how to ensure it works best for you

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How to succeed as a young rider in eventing

How to succeed as a young rider in eventing

British Eventing Accredited Coach Jonathan Chapman discusses the various ways BE helps young riders to flourish

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Rider reactions

Rider reactions

Improving your reactions in the saddle can improve your dressage score so, how can you hone your reaction times? BE Accredited Coach Caroline Jeanne says it’s all a question of balance

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Improving your mental performance: Managing arousal levels

Improving your mental performance: Managing arousal levels

In part six of our brain training series, mental performance coach Sally McGinn focuses on managing arousal levels....

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Can horses feel what we feel?

Can horses feel what we feel?

In a study published in the journal Current Biology in 2018, researchers from the Mammal Vocal Communication and...

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Improving your mental performance: Routines

Improving your mental performance: Routines

In part two of our brain training series, mental performance coach Sally McGinn focuses on routines. Why are...

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Improving your mental performance: Goals and goal setting

Improving your mental performance: Goals and goal setting

In part one of our brain training series, mental performance coach Sally McGinn focuses on goals and goal...

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