• Recovery From Injury

    Helping riders cope with their reactions to accidents or injury such as anxiety, fear and loss of confidence.

  • Performance Enhancement

    Helping riders learn and apply specific psychological skills to enhance their performances.

  • Sport Psychology and the Equestrian

    Equestrian Sport Psychology is more than the application of mental and emotional skills to maximize performance. It’s the exploration and understanding of the psychological factors that impact or are impacted by our participation in equestrian sport.  

Courage: Wisdom, Patience and Persistence

While I understand the importance of “mental toughness,” I have never liked the phrase.  One problem I have encountered is that it often evokes images of pushing through no matter what, without any consideration of context.  In my career as a sport psychologist, I can honestly say that there has been more real damage done […]

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Visualization: The good, the bad and the ugly.

Recently my friend and colleague, Dr. Janet Edgette, had an article published in the Equine Wellness Magazine about dealing with performance anxiety.  I strongly recommend reading the article.  Dr. Edgette was an early mentor of mine and I have always respected her ability to see beyond the mental skills techniques to the underlying individual and […]

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