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Horses as Healers

Equine-assisted therapy is becoming more widely accepted as an effective complementary treatment for a host of mental health issues. So, what’s so magical about the horse? ...

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Rider Psychology: Dealing with Fear

Registered Sport Psychologist, April Clay, offers tips for conquering fear....

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Coping Strategies

Don’t let negative emotions affect your ride....

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Be an Equine Warrior!

 7 Strategies for becoming a mentally tough rider....

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Riding Under Intense Pressure

Some practical tips for putting everything in perspective to perform your best....

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Avoiding the Winter Doldrums

Winter can be a tough go. No sunny horse shows and exciting destinations – just hard work in often difficult conditions. ...

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Coping Strategies

Registered Psychologist, April Clay, offers tips for keeping a cool head. ...

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Paralysis by Analysis: Do you Think too Much?

Chartered psychologist April Clay offers advice on how to achieve a top performance by not over-thinking it....

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Go with the Flow

There are three stages to learning a new skill. Don’t expect immediate perfection from you – or your horse....

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3 Steps to Turn Around Jealousy

Registered psychologist April Clay offers psychology tips for dealing with jealousy. ...

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