Support the USEA by Supporting Our Advertisers


Last month we began a seven-part series on limiting beliefs, our unintentional tendency to sometimes place limits on our ability to succeed - not because we’re incapable of success, but because we tell ourselves that we’re incapable of it! For example, if you tell yourself that you never ride well in front of judges, there’s very little chance you'll ever really ride well in front of judges (be careful what you wish for, you might just get it!) Tell yourself, how
Original Post Date: 06/11/2018 - 08:45   |   Last Updated: 2018:06:11 08:45:17

This month we’re going to begin a seven-part series on a subject you’re sure to have experienced and one that, at some point in your life, has held you back from achieving your best. This month we're going to begin talking about limiting beliefs - the idea that sometimes our beliefs can unintentionally limit our ability to succeed without even knowing it. 
Original Post Date: 05/07/2018 - 13:33   |   Last Updated: 2018:05:07 13:33:37

A few months ago we began a series of tips on positive thinking. During this time we talked about a neat trick called "Create / Concentrate / Enunciate", where you repeat a positive sentence over and over again while emphasizing a different word each time.
Original Post Date: 04/03/2018 - 08:19   |   Last Updated: 2018:04:03 08:19:21

Last month we continued our four-part series on positive thinking by talking about thought chatter (or what I often call brain babble). If you recall, your brain thinks up to 60,000 thoughts each day (that’s about 40 thoughts a minute, or one thought every 1.5 seconds).
Original Post Date: 03/05/2018 - 14:14   |   Last Updated: 2018:03:05 14:14:52

A few months ago we began a series of tips dedicated to creating positive riding potential by making sure the words we say to ourselves are positive. This month we’ll continue that conversation with a unique three-part technique called thought-stopping…but before we do, let's first talk about a few surprising numbers. 
Original Post Date: 02/06/2018 - 08:10   |   Last Updated: 2018:03:01 14:07:08

Last month we began a four-part series on positive thinking, but since this month begins the New Year, I thought it would be a great idea to put that on hold for a bit so that we can discuss a great way to get the most out of the new year . . . and your entire riding career!
Original Post Date: 01/08/2018 - 07:52   |   Last Updated: 2018:01:08 07:53:06

This month we’re going to begin a four-part series on how to create positive riding potential by making sure the thoughts you think to yourself are positive. Referred to as self-talk, internal dialogue, positive affirmations, or brain babble; the words you say to yourself have a huge influence on your ability to believe in yourself. As a result, let's spend the next few months talking about how to talk to yourself!This month we’ll begin with one of my all-time favorites. I like to call this technique "Create / Concentrate / Enunciate," and this is how it goes. 
Original Post Date: 12/01/2017 - 09:07   |   Last Updated: 2017:12:01 09:07:21

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: 2017:11:28 13:39:07

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


USEA Official Corporate Sponsors