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Popular equine therapy programs teach people to take the reins of their lives - Calgary Herald

Popular equine therapy programs teach people to take the reins of their lives - Calgary Herald | Mind skills training for Horse Riders | Scoop.it
Popular equine therapy programs teach people to take the reins of their lives Calgary Herald Deborah Weiss with the charitable program Horses at Heart in Newmarket, Ont., says one of the largest elements to equine-assisted therapy is learning about...

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"When they get on the back of these beautiful, huge animals, all of them have overcome fears to get on the horse to some degree and they tame the beast. This is one of the few if not the only times they feel in control of what's going on in their lives."
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What is Equine Assisted Therapy?

What is Equine Assisted Therapy? | Mind skills training for Horse Riders | 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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Understanding Energy Balance « Summit Equine Nutrition :: Dr. Clair Thunes – Independent Equine Nutritionist located in Northern California

Understanding Energy Balance « Summit Equine Nutrition :: Dr. Clair Thunes – Independent Equine Nutritionist located in Northern California | Mind skills training for Horse Riders | Scoop.it

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Dr. Clair of Summit Equine Nutrition is amazing!
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Who I Grew Up to Be - Why Horses Matter

Who I Grew Up to Be - Why Horses Matter | Mind skills training for Horse Riders | Scoop.it

Why Horses Matter

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Because none of these victories would have happened without horses being in our lives and while I was home picking up the last of my childhood possessions, my mom passed to me a box full of old drawings and letters that proved it...

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How horsemanship can help doctors improve their communication skills

How horsemanship can help doctors improve their communication skills | Mind skills training for Horse Riders | Scoop.it

Since 2006, medical students at Stanford have been working with horses to develop a greater awareness of the subtleties of self-presentation and communication that are necessary for the physician-patient relationship. The class, titled “Medicine and Horsemanship,...

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Equine Chronicle » UK Pilot Study to Examine Effectiveness of Horse-Based Learning

Equine Chronicle » UK Pilot Study to Examine Effectiveness of Horse-Based Learning | Mind skills training for Horse Riders | Scoop.it

The study will compare the before and after emotional intelligence (EQ) assessments of both a control group and an experimental group of up to 15 nurses each. Researchers will also examine qualitative surveys of those in the experimental group who will experience a one-day equine-guided learning workshop designed to increase their EQ skills at work. The basic premise of equine-guided education is that horses are natural coaches, with an innate ability to interpret and mirror human behavior. Equine-assisted learning experiences are professionally facilitated horse-human interactions and exercises

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Cross-training for Confidence

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We live in an equestrian world that thrives on specialization.  I meet many young horsemen and women who quickly identify themselves by their discipline.  I am an Eventer…  I ride Hunters&#82...
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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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Equestrian Emotions.

Equestrian Emotions...This video shows them...with Janne Friederike Meyer, Eva Bitter, Marcus Ehning,Luciana Diniz, Marco Kutscher, Laura Kraut and Penelope ...
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Mind Skills and Mental Fitness Clinics for Horse Riders

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The part of my work I enjoy most is working with riders, one-to-one and face-to-face and one of my favourite activities is presenting Mental Fitness Clinics for Horse Riders. Meeting horse people in their own environment - and often meeting their horses as well, is as much fun as it is useful. I am not great at giving speeches; I do not particularly like the sound of my own voice. However, if the subject is mental fitness training for horse riders, I never seem to be at a loss for words. Presenting a clinic feels more like talking to a group of friends and the opportunity to help these friends become better riders by using their most valuable riding aid, their brain, soon makes me forget any nervousness I may have felt...

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Ten Habits of Competent Riders

Ten Habits of Competent Riders | Mind skills training for Horse Riders | Scoop.it
We can all think of a rider we know that seems to always do well, has calm, happy horses, and steadily improves their horse’s physical and mental state in an almost effortless manner. We watc...
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The Horse is Not a Mirror! « Natural Lifemanship

The Horse is Not a Mirror! « Natural Lifemanship | Mind skills training for Horse Riders | Scoop.it

Before you start shooting, give me a chance to explain. Would you say that in your marriage your spouse is a mirror? I don’t think I could get away with that. My spouse will react or respond to my emotions, thoughts or feelings, but definitely doesn’t mirror them back to me. I think this also happens in a relationship with a horse. The horse responds or reacts to whatever is going on with me and hopefully I do the same thing for the horse. The horse doesn’t mirror my actions. In fact, horse training would be much easier if only...

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Mental side of sports: It's not just for Olympians

Mental side of sports: It's not just for Olympians | Mind skills training for Horse Riders | Scoop.it
Experts say even weekend warriors can benefit from the kinds of mental strategies elite athletes follow, things like following a routine or adopting a mantra to guide you through crucial movements.
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The Treatment of Executive Function Skills Using Equine Assisted Therapy and Hippotherapy

The Treatment of Executive Function Skills Using Equine Assisted Therapy and Hippotherapy | Mind skills training for Horse Riders | Scoop.it
Share and Enjoy: (Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT) and Hippotherapy (HPOT) can be used in the treatment of Executive Function...)...

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How to Recover from a Fall off a Horse

How to Recover from a Fall off a Horse | Mind skills training for Horse Riders | 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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One Three Letter Word that Improves Equestrian Client Communications Big Time!

One Three Letter Word that Improves Equestrian Client Communications Big Time! | Mind skills training for Horse Riders | Scoop.it
One Three Letter Word that Improves Equestrian Client Communications Big Time!
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As a professional equestrian, a big part of your "job" is to impart your knowledge. However, in order to be effective and successful, your clients must receive your message in a positive way. Here is a simple but hugely effective little tip.

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How Horses Taught Me to Be a Better Doctor

How Horses Taught Me to Be a Better Doctor | Mind skills training for Horse Riders | 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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Is Equine-assisted Therapy Effective?

A recent analysis of outcomes with equine-facilitated psychotherapy shows a positive effect on clients' mood.
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Finding Your Purpose

Good article about defining your life's purpose. Write your own personal equestrian mission statement - join me for a Mental Fitness and Mind Skills Training Clinic for Horse Riders http://online.horse-riding-courses.com/clinics.html

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What Are Your Values? - Decision-Making Skills Training from MindTools.com

What Are Your Values? - Decision-Making Skills Training from MindTools.com | Mind skills training for Horse Riders | Scoop.it
Understanding your own values helps you life an authentic, happy life. Learn how to identify them, and use them in decision-making.
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Find Your Horse Training Secret Weapon | MyHorse Daily – MyHorse Daily

Find Your Horse Training Secret Weapon | MyHorse Daily – MyHorse Daily | Mind skills training for Horse Riders | Scoop.it
There is no on-size-fits-all method of training and riding, each horse and rider combo requires a different approach.
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FEEL Equine-facilitated Experiential Learning

Equine-Facilitated Experiential Learning is an effective and experiential approach to personal development through horsemanship. FEEL enables you to develop problem solving skills, communicate more effectively, build healthier relationships and increase your self-confidence.

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Sports Psychology in equestrian Dressage

A documentary on the use of sports Psychology in the sport of Equestrian Dressage, using mindfulness theories to allow the rider to perform at a higher level...
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Mental Prep For Your First Grand Prix | The Chronicle of the Horse

Mental Prep For Your First Grand Prix | The Chronicle of the Horse | Mind skills training for Horse Riders | Scoop.it

All my life I have believed in excellence. Not in perfection, but in excellence. If you are pursuing perfection, you have already failed, for perfection exists all around us all of the time. Achieving perfection is simply a matter of perception. Excellence, on the other hand, is something...

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