April 1, 2018

Recovering from Accidents and Incidents - Part 1

Welcome to Part 1 of a short series on recovering from accidents and incidents whilst riding. This month we will look at minor and moderate events and then next month we’ll take a look at more serious events.

So, let’s fac...

January 31, 2018

It’s February already and the days are definitely getting longer, this evening I did the horses at 5pm without needing to use a head torch.  I don’t know about you but once it’s light past 5pm I always start to feel that Spring is coming with it’s sense of optimism and...

December 3, 2017

The Big Day

Welcome to the third part of this short series on mental preparation for competition.  This month we are looking at coping on the day as well as a quick look at post - competition analysis.

Today is your opportunity to put into practice everything that you ha...

November 5, 2017

Final Preparations

Welcome to part two of a short series about mental preparation for competition. 

Can I suggest that you have a quick check back to my September blog post (which looked at what to do in the weeks leading up to this stage) before you start reading this. 


October 1, 2017

Out of Sequence!

So, we’re in the middle of a sequence of blog posts looking at competition preparation from a psychological point of view.  Last month I wrote about things to help you during the weeks leading up to competition and this month I was planning on looking a...

September 3, 2017

First of all it's useful to make a plan of all the things you need to get done such as booking the farrier, thinking about transport, arranging a couple of coaching sessions.  Getting all the practical things organised will help you to avoid last minute panicking and r...

August 6, 2017

In my July blog post for KA Equestrian I talked about what to expect when you consult a professional, in particular a psychological coach or therapist so let’s continue the theme for another month and look at what to expect when you ‘Take on the Challenge’ of tackling...

July 2, 2017

In June’s blog post I looked at taking the first step towards dealing with problems related to your horse, your riding or your confidence by asking for help, so I thought that I would follow that with thinking about what you can expect once you have taken that step and...

June 4, 2017

I am delighted to be writing my first, of what will be a monthly, post for the KA Blog and would like to thank Karen for the opportunity and for asking me to become more involved with the life of KA Equestrian.  I have recently become the first ever sponsor for Team KA...

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