Equestrians, Improve Your Riding Success in 4 Easy Steps

 

“Luck is the residue of design.”

In the words of former Brooklyn Dodgers owner Branch Rickey, “Luck is the residue of design.” You can improve your equestrian riding success by designing a plan to make it happen, using these four easy steps.

  1. Know why you ride.
    Many equestrians lose sight of their original intent and get caught up in the negative aspects of competition. Riding isn’t just about winning or losing. It is also about discovering and developing your unique talents and abilities. If you have lost sight of why you started riding, take time to imagine the first time you climbed up on a horse… All of the sights, smells, and feelings of that day. Hold that feeling of joy, as it will attract more positive energy into your experience.
  2. Formulate a plan that you enjoy achieving on a daily and weekly basis.
    The enjoyment of riding is in the process, not the end result itself. Bored? Think of creative ways to mix up your routine. If you are struggling with the pressure of competing, incorporate relaxation and breathing exercises into your training as a way to get back on track.
  3. Define and measure your success.
    The process of becoming a better and more successful rider is an ongoing one. Think beyond just winning and losing. Make your “success” outcomes as specific and realistic as possible. For a Jumper, it may mean shaving three seconds from your time. In Dressage, increasing your score by five points might mean success. By being specific, you benchmark your goals. The end result is an added sense of accomplishment and celebration of all your achievements.
  4. Acknowledge your success.
    If your goal was to win an event and you failed, acknowledge the aspects of your event that were successful. Remember all the uncontrollable factors in riding. Judges by their very nature are subjective. Your have little control over the results of an event. You DO, have complete control over your effort and what you find enjoyable about riding.

 

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November 18, 2018

What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a state of related but focused concentration during which the subconscious mind allows and accepts suggestions for change. Brain scans have recently been used to observe the activity that occurs in the brain, turning hypnosis. These scans are being performed by the medical establishment to explain why hypnosis is so very effective. If you have ever been so focused on TV, a movie or even driving, that you lost all track of and everything else around you, you have been in a state of hypnosis. All types of habits and behaviors can be eliminated, changed or improved through hypnosis. All that is necessary is a sincere desire for change.
Can anyone be hypnotized?
Almost everyone can be hypnotized. However, you must allow yourself to experience gnosis. Because it feels like relaxation, many people do not feel as though they have been hypnotized at all.

Will I lose control in any way during hypnosis?
No. You control whether you enter into hypnosis, which suggestions your subconscious mind accepts, and you also have the ability to bring yourself out of hypnosis anytime you choose. You maintain your free will and will not say or do anything in the gnosis that you would not do in a waking state.

Will I remember what you said during the session?
Most people hear every word that is said by the therapist and remember the content of the session.

 

Will you make me quack like a duck?

Not unless you want to! In order for suggestions to enter your subconscious mind. They must bypass the “critical factor.” This part of the brain decides whether or not, your subconscious mind will allow that particular thought to become part of your belief system. Therefore, you can only be attached to make the changes that you truly desire.

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