Inside Your Ride: Mental Skills for Being Happy and Successful with Your Horse

Inside Your Ride: Mental Skills for Being Happy and Successful with Your Horse
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Become the confident, composed, and effective rider you’ve always wanted to be

Even the best riders in the world will tell you that they are always learning. This applies to mental skills as well as physical skills. Riders who want to excel take advantage of every tool possible to succeed—especially sport psychology techniques.

No matter what your discipline, Tonya’s specific methods and clear, easy-to-follow directions will help you prepare for your next ride or competition.

In this book, you’ll learn how to:

  • Become energized and overcome riding challenges
  • Highlight progress and success within your goal setting
  • Stay in the moment during your ride
  • Fine-tune your visualization skills
  • Build a consistent preparation routine  
  • Develop a positive attitude and overcome anxiety
  • Communicate well with trainers, partners, parents, or fellow boarders

Inside Your Ride is filled with inspiring quotes, stories, and insights from Olympic and world-class riders and trainers, including Margie Engle, John French, Guenter Seidel, Anne Kursinski, McLain Ward, Gina Miles, and Missy Clark, who share their personal mental preparation strategies.

Tonya Johnston, MA, is a mental skills coach who has helped thousands of  equestrian athletes feel more mentally prepared for their rides. She works in a variety of equestrian disciplines, including hunter/jumper, eventing, polo,  dressage, para-equestrian, reining, rodeo, endurance, trail, western pleasure, and recreational riders.

A lifelong hunter/jumper rider, Tonya competes in the equitation and medals at “A” shows. In her free time, she likes to explore the San Francisco Bay Area with her daughter and yellow lab.