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Coach Daniel Stewart

We’ve spent the past three months talking about resiliency; the unyielding mental toughness and confidence that occurs when willpower, self-belief, and optimism come together. Together they create perhaps the most influential factor in determine your ability to succeed, and what’s often credited for changing good riders into great ones. This month, let’s continue our conversation about developing the mental toughness and confidence that’ll ensure you’ll always be a resilient rider.
Original Post Date: 11/03/2017 - 08:23   |   Last Updated: 2017:11:03 08:23:45

Two months ago we began a four-part series about resiliency, the ability to bounce back after a mistake, mishap, or missed opportunity. The ability to hold it together when it would be completely normal to let it fall apart. 
Original Post Date: 10/02/2017 - 08:56   |   Last Updated: 2017:10:02 08:56:59

Last month we began a four-part series about resiliency. Defined as the ability to bounce back after a mistake, mishap, or missed opportunity - and the ability to turn setbacks into comebacks - resiliency is considered the most important mental factor in determining your success because it’s what allows you to form will power, optimism, and self-belief (all mandatory ingredients for performing at your best).
Original Post Date: 08/12/2017 - 15:12   |   Last Updated: 2017:08:12 16:19:49

Resiliency is defined as the ability to bounce back after a mistake, mishap, loss or any other negative event. It’s your ability to turn setbacks into comebacks and the ability to hold it together when it would be normal to fall apart. Resiliency is the ability to finish strong after a slow start and the strength to recover quickly after making a mistake instead of dwelling on it.
Original Post Date: 07/05/2017 - 08:28   |   Last Updated: 2017:07:05 08:28:24

You have good intentions in life, but sometime life has a crazy way of getting in the way of your good intentions! When things like school, work, and a ridiculously short 24-hour day come in between you and your good intentions, its time for the how-come trick. 
Original Post Date: 05/15/2017 - 09:00   |   Last Updated: 2017:05:15 10:08:49

You might think you ride at a stables, barn or equestrian center - but you’d only be half right - because in fact, you ride at your happy place.You have to agree that when you arrive at the barn you arrive at a place that's more than just fences, paddocks and arenas... it really is your happy place. The place that you go to when you need a little positive distraction from the craziness of your crazy world. Unlike other sport venues, however, your happy place isn't defined by the venue itself; but by the relationship with your trainers, peers, and horses found there.
Original Post Date: 03/15/2017 - 11:46   |   Last Updated: 2017:03:15 11:50:57

You didn't come this far, to only come this far! You're going to ride amazing this week. All you have to do is remember the myriad of amazing lessons taught to you by your trainers, teachers, and coaches! Sadly, as pressure goes up your memory - and overall brain power - has a nasty habit of just going away! Continue your fight against the dreaded effects of show-jitters and pressure this month by building a location association.LOCATION ASSOCIATION
Original Post Date: 11/15/2016 - 13:41   |   Last Updated: 2016:11:15 13:42:31

When it's all said and done... always make sure you've done more than you've said!
Original Post Date: 09/06/2016 - 13:54   |   Last Updated: 2016:09:06 13:58:22

When your train of thought derails and you just can't seem to think of anything good to say about yourself, take a quick shot of C - not vitamin C - just C!
Original Post Date: 08/12/2016 - 08:35   |   Last Updated: 2016:08:12 08:35:28

You have good intentions in life, but sometime life has a crazy way of getting in the way of your good intentions! When things like school, work and a ridiculously short 24-hour day come in between you and your good intentions, its time for the how-come trick. 
Original Post Date: 07/01/2016 - 13:18   |   Last Updated: 2016:07:01 13:23:40

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