Pressure-Proof Your Riding

Pressure-Proof Your Riding
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Pressure-Proof Your Riding

Mental Training Techniques to Gain Confidence and Get Motivated So You (and Your Horse) Achieve Peak PerformanceDaniel Stewart

An integral part of competing in equestrian sports is having to face the performance anxiety that presents itself at competitions. In this work, author Daniel Stewart explains that the pressure, stress, nerves, distraction, and anxiety come hand in hand with doing what we love to do. It also reminds us that competing in equestrian events is a real sport, and riders are forced to deal with the competitive nature of showing. Stewart explains that, while riders love to do what they do, this love is sometimes lost in the panic of showing and performing. Stewart then walks the rider through specific tools and tricks to manage and overcome the stress, fear, and anxiety, and how to embrace and enjoy every minute of performing with your equine partner. From "Plan the Ride, and Ride the Plan," to overall mental training, this must-have book is a fantastic tool for any competitor to overcome their show jitters and do their best at every competition, while feeling confident and happy throughout the experience.

Daniel Stewart has been a successful international trainer and instructor for over 20 years. In addition to the US, he's trained riders in Spain, Portugal, Canada, Mexico, Belgium, United Arab Emirates, Greece and the West Indies. From 2000 to 2006 he coached riders on several US Equestrian Teams to success at World Championships, World Equestrian Games and Olympics. As the internationally acclaimed author of Ride Right, he's widely considered one of the world's leading experts on equestrian sport psychology, biomechanics, and athletics. He teaches clinics and seminars to thousands of riders each year and is the popular guest speaker at many national and international conventions such as Equine Affaire, USPC, AQHA, USEA, NAHRA, CHA, NAHRA and the International Equestrian Festival at the 2010 World Equestrian Games in Lexington KY.

Author: Daniel Stewart
Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
Illustrations: 25 color photos
ISBN: 978 1 57076 541 4