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Horse & Rider Confidence
Everything to do with helping you and your horse develop more confidence
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Welcome to Horse & Rider Confidence

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Welcome to "Horse & Rider Confidence" your one-stop-shop for everything to do with riding confidence on the web.


My name is Ian Banyard and I coach riders who have lost their confidence or had it knocked and are looking for the courage to get back in the saddle. I will be posting all the helpful articles and information I can find on the web right here so that you don't have to waste time and effort searching and instead can start building and boosting your confidence so that you can get back to what you love.


All you need to do is click 'follow' and you will be notified whenever new articles are posted and feel free to use the 'share' buttons under each article to let your friends know about us. There is often more information available by clicking on the article headline and visiting the link. 


So, enjoy browsing the articles, make sure you click 'follow', start sharing the links and most importantly, start boosting your riding confidence today.


For more information about me and my work read the article "Riding Confidence Clinics".


Thanks for dropping by. 

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Discover MINDsight - Cotswold Natural Mindfulness

Discover MINDsight - Cotswold Natural Mindfulness | Horse & Rider Confidence | Scoop.it
When you discover Mindsight you can begin to understand and develop your Mind in ways that lead to a happier and healthier life
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Lisa Venables TA Holistic Horses "Advancing the mind body relationship between horse and rider"

Lisa Venables TA Holistic Horses "Advancing the mind body relationship between horse and rider" | Horse & Rider Confidence | Scoop.it
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Clinics run in two formats:

One day unmounted clinics (10am to 4pm) - ideal as an introduction to the alexander technique for all riders.  This day is also ideal for jockeys or stable lads wanting to improve their style, tighten their finish and learn how to conserve more energy during race riding.

Weekend clinics (Friday evenings, Saturday and Sunday).  Ideal for all riders with their own horses - this is a really informative packed weekend of Alexander Technique and riding ... transformational changes can be made over these weekends.

If you would like to organise a clinic at your yard please e-maillisa@holistichorses.co.uk

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The Greatest Brain Exercise Ever - Kyle Cease Presents

Kyle's next event is in Los Angeles July 19th through the 21st, 2013. Tickets are extremely cheap. Experience 3 days in the moment. www.kylecease.com for tic...
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This is a great description of an exercise that will help you rewire your brain and overcome challenges in life. Watch it and give it a try.

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This is a great description of an exercise that will help you rewire your brain and overcome challenges in life. Watch it and give it a try.
Ian Banyard's curator insight, June 27, 2013 3:17 PM
This is a great description of an exercise that will help you rewire your brain and overcome challenges in life. Watch it and give it a try.
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the bay horse speaks

the bay horse speaks | Horse & Rider Confidence | Scoop.it
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The development programmes offered by The Bay Horse Speaks combine Emma’s personal development skills and horsemanship skills to provide participants with a profound and unique experience.  The Equine Guided Leadership Development programme is designed to allow people to experience alignment of their leadership skills with their identity  Participants are always amazed what a positive difference this makes to many aspects of their lives.

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Woman Rides Horse Across US for Cancer Awareness - WKBN/WYFX-TV

Woman Rides Horse Across US for Cancer Awareness - WKBN/WYFX-TV | Horse & Rider Confidence | Scoop.it

Woman Rides Horse Across US for Cancer AwarenessWKBN/WYFX-TVDelp made the decision to ride her horse Sierra across the country for cancer awareness after losing her mother to pancreatic cancer.


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Improve Your Riding zone

Improve Your Riding zone | Horse & Rider Confidence | Scoop.it
Equestrian event, Your Horse Live is back for 2012 on 10 and 11 November for a weekend jam packed with live celebrity and expert demonstrations, Q&A live, Improve your Riding section, huge equine shopping halls, horse breeds village, and much more!

 

If you have confidence problems, want to increase your fitness or learn how to make positive changes to the way you ride, make sure you visit our Improve your Riding section.


This year Russell Guire will be back to discuss how you can improve your position and get the best from your horse, as well as dressage trainer Claire Lilley who will be showing you how to keep supple, fit and balanced.


Sally Tottle and Sarah Witkin, will be showing how the Alexander Technique helps riders increase awareness of their own bodies, while Debbie Beasant from Gainfield Riding will be looking at the causes of common rider problems and how Pilates based techniques help rider core stability and balance.


Sport psychologist, Charlie Unwin, will be back to give his top tips on how to mentally prepare for a competition, and finally Ian Banyard and Vicky Smith will be showing how simple NLP techniques can help those who suffer from lack of confidence

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Cowboy brings old Southwest knowledge to horsemanship - Prescott Daily Courier

Cowboy brings old Southwest knowledge to horsemanship - Prescott Daily Courier | Horse & Rider Confidence | Scoop.it
Cowboy brings old Southwest knowledge to horsemanshipPrescott Daily Courier"It's not about the horse's confidence and trust, it's about your confidence and trust, then it will transfer to the horse.
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New Confidence Clinic for Riders in the Cotswolds!

New Confidence Clinic for Riders in the Cotswolds! | Horse & Rider Confidence | Scoop.it
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Anke Johnson on Fear and Confidence for equestions

Coach Anke helps riders squash fear and gain confidence with her coaching. Recently she was trampled by her pal Murphy and she shares step one of how's she's walking the talk, using her own coaching methods to recover and reconnect.
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How riding a horse taught a boy to speak

How riding a horse taught a boy to speak | Horse & Rider Confidence | Scoop.it
When Rupert Isaacson's son, Rowan, was diagnosed, aged two and a half, with autism, his tantrums, lack of communication and obsessive behaviour left his parents fearing they would never break through the barriers separating them from him.

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5 top reads for riding with confidence

5 top reads for riding with confidence | Horse & Rider Confidence | Scoop.it
1. "Perfect Confidence: Overcoming Fear, Gaining Confidence and Achieving Success with Horses" by Kelly Marks.

2. "Ask Monty: The 150 Most Common Horse Problems Solved" by Monty Roberts

3. "Natural Horsemanship:- The Six Keys to a Natural Horse-human Relationship" by Pat Parelli 

4. "Ride With Your Mind Essentials: Innovative Learning Strategies for Basic Riding Skills" by Mary Wanless and Dianne Breeze

5. "Invisible Riding:- The Secret of Balance for You and Your Horse" by Sylvia Loch

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Experience Your Horse Live 2012

Experience Your Horse Live 2012 | Horse & Rider Confidence | Scoop.it
Equestrian event, Your Horse Live is back for 2012 on 10 and 11 November for a weekend jam packed with live celebrity and expert demonstrations, Q&A live, Improve your Riding section, huge equine shopping halls, horse breeds village, and much more!
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Can you think yourself into a different person?

Can you think yourself into a different person? | Horse & Rider Confidence | Scoop.it
Science of life
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So many self-help books and personal development gurus claim that we can - so what does science say?
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Join The Mindfulness Summit for FREE

Join The Mindfulness Summit for FREE | Horse & Rider Confidence | Scoop.it
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Join Ruby Wax, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Jack Kornfield, Tara Brach, Joseph Goldstein and more as they share their tips, stories and some of the best ways to incorporate mindfulness into your life.

Register now and use the hashtag #MindfulnessSummit to join the movement.

 

The Mindfulness Summit, a not-for-profit project, hosted by Melli O’Brien (of Mrs Mindfulness) is hosted online between October 1-31st, giving participants access to 31 of the world’s leading experts on meditation and mindfulness, for a series of high-quality mindfulness training, online interviews, practice sessions, mindfulness tips and lessons.

 

Register here http://bit.ly/1Qm1VXX

 

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Join Ruby Wax, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Jack Kornfield, Tara Brach, Joseph Goldstein and more as they share their tips, stories and some of the best ways to incorporate mindfulness into your life.

Register now and use the hashtag #MindfulnessSummit to join the movement.

 

The Mindfulness Summit, a not-for-profit project, hosted by Melli O’Brien (of Mrs Mindfulness) is hosted online between October 1-31st, giving participants access to 31 of the world’s leading experts on meditation and mindfulness, for a series of high-quality mindfulness training, online interviews, practice sessions, mindfulness tips and lessons.


Register here http://bit.ly/1Qm1VXX

 

 

Ian Banyard's curator insight, September 23, 2015 1:49 PM

Join Ruby Wax, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Jack Kornfield, Tara Brach, Joseph Goldstein and more as they share their tips, stories and some of the best ways to incorporate mindfulness into your life.

Register now and use the hashtag #MindfulnessSummit to join the movement.

 

The Mindfulness Summit, a not-for-profit project, hosted by Melli O’Brien (of Mrs Mindfulness) is hosted online between October 1-31st, giving participants access to 31 of the world’s leading experts on meditation and mindfulness, for a series of high-quality mindfulness training, online interviews, practice sessions, mindfulness tips and lessons.

 

Register here http://bit.ly/1Qm1VXX

 

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Super Powers for the Blind and Deaf: Scientific American

Super Powers for the Blind and Deaf: Scientific American | Horse & Rider Confidence | Scoop.it
The brain rewires itself to boost the remaining senses
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I made the audio, so if you take it please tell & credit me in the description :) xxxx The beautiful voice in the video is Taylor Swift xxxx I also made this...
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This is a short youtube film my niece made which perfectly shows the relationship between horse and rider. 

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Work with horses brings out the best in leaders - Local - Banbury Guardian

Work with horses brings out the best in leaders - Local - Banbury Guardian | Horse & Rider Confidence | Scoop.it
A businesswoman has combined her professional expertise with her passion for horses to help individuals reach their potential.
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How to Recover from a Fall off a Horse

How to Recover from a Fall off a Horse | Horse & Rider Confidence | Scoop.it

If you've taken a tumble from your horse here are some easy steps to get you back in the saddle.

 

Step 1 Stay put for a moment. Until you ascertain whether or not you were injured, don't get right up.

 

Step 2 Move your joints to test for pain. If you feel even slight pain don't move until the feeling passes. If it doesn't pass, wait for someone to come get you (hopefully you were not riding all alone).

 

Step 3 Check your body for any cuts, bruises, scrapes etc. If you find any, get to appropriate first aid as soon as possible. Don't feel that you need to jump right back on your horse at that moment. I know traditionally riders used to say get straight back on regardless, but that is old advice and can make things worse not better. We've moved on from then, the key is to take care of your injuries and your horse before worrying about riding again.

 

Step 4 Relax. A simple spill isn't something to get all tense or upset about - it's part of the game. If you aren't relaxed you could spook your horse or make your pain worse if you are in pain. If you stay relaxed, your horse might just stay by your side so you can catch him.

 

Step 5 Assess the real damage. Are you really hurt? Or is your dignity bruised worse than your body? If you're okay, get up, brush yourself off, and go find your horse.

 

Step 6 Care for your horse. Your horse is probably unnerved, too. Whatever the reasons you came off him, whether he was spooked and threw you, or you made a mistake, losing a rider can make a horse nervous. If you're lucky, someone will have caught your horse for you, or he'll have stayed by you. If you're not so lucky, you may need to hitch a ride back to the barn and find your errant mount. Once you do, if you aren't going to ride any more, spend some time walking him to his stall, removing his tack, grooming and talking to him to soothe him after the incident.

 

Step 7 Get back on. If you aren't injured, consider getting back in the saddle right away. It'll help you calm yourself and your horse, and reassure you that you can ride, and that falling off isn't inevitable.

 

Step 8 Remember to get a new helmet .If your fall was serious enough to knock your helmet hard, you will need to replace it. The helmet's integrity could be compromised to the point where it won't protect you after the fall.

 

If you have had a fall and would like to talk to me in confidence, or if you are interested in joining the Cotswold Confidence Clinic, call 01242821136 or email ian@ianbanyard.com

 

 

 

 

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What is Equine Assisted Therapy?

What is Equine Assisted Therapy? | Horse & Rider Confidence | Scoop.it
In a study published in Society and Animals, researchers found that participants that engaged in therapy that involved spending time with horses reported experiencing less distress and an enhanced sense of well-being that lingered for as long as six months after treatment.
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New clinic to help riders overcome confidence breakdowns

New clinic to help riders overcome confidence breakdowns | Horse & Rider Confidence | Scoop.it

HORSE-LOVERS shaken by past experiences no longer need to dread visiting the stable.Ian Banyard has a pioneering project to make people happy to climb back into the saddle. The confidence coach and speaker holds his first monthly evening class from 7pm to 9pm on October 3, at the Unicorn Equestrian Trust, Stow-on-the-Wold. Tickets available from http://www.ianbanyard.com/confidence

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How Horses Taught Me to Be a Better Doctor

How Horses Taught Me to Be a Better Doctor | Horse & Rider Confidence | Scoop.it
Emergency room physician, Dr. Susan Ryan, eloquently describes how working with horses not only taught her how to be a better doctor, it also helped her get back in touch with herself and why she wanted to be a doctor in the first place.

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Woman stays with trapped horse for three hours awaiting rescue.

Woman stays with trapped horse for three hours awaiting rescue. | Horse & Rider Confidence | Scoop.it

A brave young woman stayed with her trapped horse for three hours as the sea water closed in on the animal, keeping its head held high in a race against the tide.

 

According to the Daily Mail, Miss Graham had been out for an afternoon ride with her daughter along the Australian south coast. Whilst out riding, her horse, called Astro had sunk into a quagmire-like mud and before she could warn her daughter the same thing happened to her.

 

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How to Ride a Horse with your Mind

How to Ride a Horse with your Mind | Horse & Rider Confidence | Scoop.it
If you want to learn how to ride a horse one thing is definitely non-negociable: Whatever it is that you want to achieve with your horse and your riding, there is one fundamental concept you have to accept in all its complexity: you have to...

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Horse Riding Confidence Holidays in France

Horse Riding Confidence Holidays in France | Horse & Rider Confidence | Scoop.it
Our exclusive horse riding holidays in France combine breath-taking and inspiring scenery, magnificent Friesian and Lusitano horses, luxurious accommodation in an elegant 18th cent manor house, mouth-watering Gascon cuisine and exceptional wines in...
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Horse riding boosts confidence

Horse riding boosts confidence | Horse & Rider Confidence | Scoop.it
Riding on horseback not only eases back pain, but also boosts the rider’s confidence and emotional well being, according to a new study.

 

The findings contribute to the growing body of evidence that horseback riding and related equine assistance therapy programs for disabled and injured individuals benefit human participants. Lead author Margareta Hakanson said that the main reason seems to be “that the movements transferred from the horse’s body to the rider are very like the body movements made by a person walking.”

 

“There are no excessive movements, but a continuous bilateral influence on postural balance that is enhancing balance reactions and the fine movements in the rider’s trunk,”

 

For the study, Hakanson and her colleagues analyzed how horseback riding, along with other equine-related therapies, affected 24 patients suffering from back pain and other health problems. Post treatment, riders were evaluated on both their physical and mental well-being. All participants experienced benefits in both areas.

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