Synopses & Reviews
An integral part of competing in equestrian sports is having to face the performance anxiety that presents itself at competitions. In this work, author Daniel Stewart explains that the pressure, stress, nerves, distraction, and anxiety come hand in hand with doing what we love to do. It also reminds us that competing in equestrian events is a real sport, and riders are forced to deal with the competitive nature of showing. Stewart explains that, while riders love to do what they do, this love is sometimes lost in the panic of showing and performing. Stewart then walks the rider through specific tools and tricks to manage and overcome the stress, fear, and anxiety, and how to embrace and enjoy every minute of performing with your equine partner. From "Plan the Ride, and Ride the Plan," to overall mental training, this must-have book is a fantastic tool for any competitor to overcome their show jitters and do their best at every competition, while feeling confident and happy throughout the experience.
“All of Stewart's techniques are presented in an easy-to-understand, light-hearted manner.” —Horses All on Ride Right with Daniel Stewart
"Written with humor and enthusiasm ... 'Your horse doesn't care how much you know," [Stewart] writes, "until he knows how much you care.'" —Lone Star Horse Report
"All of Stewart's techniques are presented in an easy-to-understand, light-hearted manner."—Horses All
on Ride Right with Daniel Stewart
"If crippling nerves mean you no longer enjoy riding, this excellent 'mentor' will help get you back on track. Easy-to-follow step-by-step guides are sure to reveal a much more positive you!"—Your Horse (July 2014)
Addressing the psychology of competing in equestrian events, this handbook helps riders confront and alleviate the anxiety that often presents itself in competition. Pressure, stress, nerves, distraction, and anxiety are feelings that go hand-in-hand with participating in such events, forcing riders to deal with the competitive nature of showing. Walking riders through specific tools and tricks that can be used to manage and overcome the panic that can hinder performance, this training manual also offers advice on how to embrace and enjoy every minute of performing with an equine partner. From “Plan the Ride, and Ride the Plan,” to overall mental training, this must-have book is a fantastic tool for any competitor who wants to conquer their show jitters and do their best at every competition, while feeling confident and happy throughout the experience.
About the Author
is an international riding instructor and coach. He teaches clinics and seminars to thousands of riders each year and is a popular guest speaker at many national and international conventions, including the USEA Annual Meeting, USPC National Convention, Equine Affaire, World Horse Expo, and the International Equestrian Festival. He is the author of Ride Right with Daniel Stewart
. He lives in Naples, Florida.