HORSE CULTURE

It’s the thought that matters

It’s the thought that matters

How much of your life and riding is influenced by your thoughts? The answer is much more than you think! I have undergone some major changes in my personal life and, naturally, when big things happen to us, our mind goes into overdrive. As the changes unfolded, I...

Releasing the Pressure

Releasing the Pressure

There are many situations in our daily lives when the pressure is just too high for us to bear. It may be the pressure to perform, the pressure of expectation, and/or the pressure that we place ourselves under. We often experience the same with our riding, even though...

When Decisions Matter

When Decisions Matter

How to make decisions when they matter We are often faced with having to make decisions that affect our lives. Some of the decisions we make are of little consequence and therefore, if we get them wrong, it doesn’t matter.  But what about the ones that do matter? The...

Tomorrow’s Horse World

Tomorrow’s Horse World

What is your vision of tomorrow's horse world? When I was growing up, the TV program ‘Tomorrow’s World’ was a huge family deal. Presented by the national icon and MENSA member, Carol Vorderman, it was a glimpse into how our world might look in 30, 40, or even 100...

Give up Your Goals

Give up Your Goals

If there's one thing we learned in the first half of 2021 it is that things won't go back to normal as quickly as we hoped. In fact, I think we all gradually realised that the old normal does not exist anymore and will never come back. So, how do we deal with such...

From Pony Club to Olympic Glory

From Pony Club to Olympic Glory

From their regional Pony Club to the world stage: Australia’s oldest and largest equine organisation helped shape the lives of our Olympic Equestrian Team. Australia’s most elite athletes are in Tokyo, Japan, not just bringing home medals but testing their skills...

Be Kind to Yourself

Be Kind to Yourself

There’s a popular saying and it goes like this: “Would you talk to your friends like you talk to yourself? And, if the answer is no, why are you so hard on yourself?” I see so many riders who constantly beat themselves up. Today, I gave a lesson and the rider, who...

Confidence Boost

Confidence Boost

On the cover of the July-August 2021 Horses and People Magazine, we feature Chloe Durkin and Halo, who were photographed by Louise Sedgman for The Sweet Teen Project, an initiative that is raising funds for Headspace Australia, the organisation that is supporting the...

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