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How to Handle Mistakes in Riding

Mental-skills coach Tonya Johnston and top hunter trainer and rider Louise Serio examine how to process missteps effectively.

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The Long-Standing Trainer–Student Relationship

Practical suggestions to keep it positive and productive

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Eric Navet: Mindset Matters

Mental-skills inspiration from legendary show jumper Eric Navet.

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Inside Your Ride: Take Full Advantage Of Your ‘Why’

How to create and utilize a motivation statement

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Inside Your Ride: Find the Right Coach

When, how and who to hire as a mental-skills professional

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Inside Your Ride: The Superpower Called “Self-Talk”

Top dressage rider Jane Savoie offers tips on generating success with the voice in your head.

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Airplane Mode

Equestrian mental skills coach Tonya Johnston shares top tips for managing your phone at the barn.

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Yes, Teamwork Does Make the Dream Work

Mental skills coach Tonya Johnston and Olympian Ali Brock share tips for enhancing group cohesion at your barn.

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Inside Your Ride: Harnessing the Power Of Observation

Enhance confidence and abilities with active visualization and the outside-in principle.

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Fun as a Key to Success

How to enjoy and succeed during the big moments

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Pre-Ride Routines 101

Create personalized mental preparation strategies.

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Inside Your Ride: Value Your Energy Style

In Tonya Johnston's latest column on mental skills for equestrians, she chats with top show jumper and former equitation star Brianne Goutal.

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How Rich Fellers Stays Relaxed and In Control

Mental-skills coach Tonya Johnston shares ways to help direct your focus and effort in the saddle. You'll also find out top show jumper Rich Fellers' tips to stay relaxed and in control during any situation.

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Inside Your Ride with Tonya Johnston: Inspired Goal-Setting

This month, equestrian mental-skills coach Tonya Johnston chats with dressage star Laura Graves and offers ways for riders to reach for their riding goals.

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Mental Skills Coach Tonya Johnston: Inside Your Ride with Phillip Dutton

Sports psychologist Tonya Johnston shares some practical tools for increasing your mindfulness during a ride after catching up with eventer Phillip Dutton.

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Mental Skills: What's in Your Toolbox?

Mental skills coach Tonya Johnston explains that great show days take preparation, inspiration and focus and shares top hunter pro Liza Boyd's personal strategy.

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Control Your Energy for Show-Day Success

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