Brain Training for Riders

Andrea Monsarrat Waldo teaches you how to: handle uncomfortable emotions, such as fear, anger, anxiety, and embarrassment; hone your mental game and focus your riding time to get the most out of your hours in the saddle; care for your ...

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Author: Andrea Monsarrat Waldo

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 9781570768392

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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Did you know there is an area of your brain known as the “Lizard Brain” that thinks only about the immediate moment and your means of survival? Yes, in certain circumstances, your “Rational Brain” can effectively “shut down” and you are at the mercy of a reptile ... dry-mouthed, sweating, queasy, unable to think clearly—even though you know better. When does the Lizard Brain run the show? It can happen in any number of unfamiliar, uncomfortable, challenging, or “stressful” riding situations. But here’s the thing: with the right kind of training, you can learn to manage the reptile within, which leads to greater confidence with horses, better riding performance, and ultimately, happiness at the barn, at shows, and everywhere in between. Andrea Monsarrat Waldo teaches you how to: handle uncomfortable emotions, such as fear, anger, anxiety, and embarrassment; hone your mental game and focus your riding time to get the most out of your hours in the saddle; care for your emotional injuries the same way you would care for an injured horse; and produce a state of “Focused Calm” and tap into the skills you have (whether you know it or not!) to ensure an outstanding ride.

Rein in Your Brain

Dr. Janeane Reagan's user-friendly presentation of how the human brain (and sometimes the horse brain) works gives the reader an understanding of what it takes to make changes that impact performance and enjoyment.

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Author: Janeane Reagan

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781460210727

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

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"Rein in Your Brain" offers a self-help approach to acquiring the mental and emotional control that can make any equestrian from any discipline, whether they ride or drive competitively or recreationally, more effective in reaching his or her goals and dreams. Dr. Janeane Reagan's user-friendly presentation of how the human brain (and sometimes the horse brain) works gives the reader an understanding of what it takes to make changes that impact performance and enjoyment. Through this understanding, riders and drivers gain essential tools for improving their mental toughness, focus, emotional regulation, communication, stress management and, when needed, recovery from setbacks and from physical or emotional trauma. Each chapter helps the reader make these tools his or her own....

Rein in Your Brain

Do-It-Yourself Mental Training for Riders and Drivers Janeane Reagan. sport
psychology techniques became an accepted part of athletic train— ing in nearly
every sport. While equestrians have been using many of these mental training ...

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Author: Janeane Reagan

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781460210741

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

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"Rein in Your Brain" offers a self-help approach to acquiring the mental and emotional control that can make any equestrian from any discipline, whether they ride or drive competitively or recreationally, more effective in reaching his or her goals and dreams. Dr. Janeane Reagan's user-friendly presentation of how the human brain (and sometimes the horse brain) works gives the reader an understanding of what it takes to make changes that impact performance and enjoyment. Through this understanding, riders and drivers gain essential tools for improving their mental toughness, focus, emotional regulation, communication, stress management and, when needed, recovery from setbacks and from physical or emotional trauma. Each chapter helps the reader make these tools his or her own.

Training and Riding the Barrel Horse

Some riders can take it , but others cannot . The riders ' hands can cause many of
her problems . The hands are the go - between from the rider's brain to the
horse's mouth . Light hands are hands that get the most out of a horse with the
least ...

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Author: Dale Youree

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89031312655

Category: Horses

Page: 32

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Practical Horseman s Book of Riding Training and Showing Hunters and Jumpers

your brain and body , which is feeling the stride coming to the fence . It is the
coordination of these two factors — the horse's stride and the top of the
approaching fence — that dictates when it's time to shorten or lengthen . In
seeing a stride ...

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Author: M. A. Stoneridge

Publisher: Doubleday Books

ISBN: CORNELL:31924052576935

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 441

View: 519

Articles, drawings, and plates of horses and riders in action give enhancement, advice, and instruction to the hunter/jumper circuit

Riding Out of Your Mind

Equestrian Sport Psychology April Clay. Part 1 : Brain Training Chapter One The
Fifth Natural Riding Aid All riders are. 13 Part One: Brain Training.

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Author: April Clay

Publisher: Calgary : The Writing Room

ISBN: CORNELL:31924102936121

Category: Horsemanship

Page: 153

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Fit Focused in 52

Coach Daniel Stewart has made a name for himself over the past 25 years, enthusiastically training riders of all levels throughout the world, as well as coaching top athletes on several US Equestrian Teams at World Championships, World ...

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Author: Daniel Stewart

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 9781570768699

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 322

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Coach Daniel Stewart has made a name for himself over the past 25 years, enthusiastically training riders of all levels throughout the world, as well as coaching top athletes on several US Equestrian Teams at World Championships, World Equestrian Games, and the Olympics. He’s widely considered one of the world’s leading experts on equestrian sport psychology, athletics, and performance, providing tips and quips at hundreds of clinics a year, in his bestselling books, and online through his Pressure Proof Academy. Now Coach Stewart is combining his popular rider mental conditioning techniques with ideas for physical conditioning, as well. In Fit and Focused in 52 for Riders, readers get quick-hit recommendations for one exercise for the body, and one for the mind, for every week of the year. The end goal is attaining full-on fitness that ensures improved performance on horseback, whatever your age, ability, or discipline. With 52 weeks of creative cross-training, and loads of ideas for customizing workouts to fit personal goals and lifestyle schedules, riders are sure to find themselves positive, pumped up, and ready to go, from head to toe.

Horse Brain Human Brain

In this illuminating book, brain scientist and horsewoman Janet Jones describes human and equine brains working together.

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Author: Janet Jones

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 9781646010271

Category: Pets

Page:

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An eye-opening game-changer of a book that sheds new light on how horses learn, think, perceive, and perform, and explains how to work with the horse’s brain instead of against it. In this illuminating book, brain scientist and horsewoman Janet Jones describes human and equine brains working together. Using plain language, she explores the differences and similarities between equine and human ways of negotiating the world. Mental abilities—like seeing, learning, fearing, trusting, and focusing—are discussed from both human and horse perspectives. Throughout, true stories of horses and handlers attempting to understand each other—sometimes successfully, sometimes not—help to illustrate the principles. Horsemanship of every kind depends on mutual interaction between equine and human brains. When we understand the function of both, we can learn to communicate with horses on their terms instead of ours. By meeting horses halfway, we achieve many goals. We improve performance. We save valuable training time. We develop much deeper bonds with our horses. We handle them with insight and kindness instead of force or command. We comprehend their misbehavior in ways that allow solutions. We reduce the human mistakes we often make while working with them. Instead of working against the horse’s brain, expecting him to function in unnatural and counterproductive ways, this book provides the information needed to ride with the horse’s brain. Each principle is applied to real everyday issues in the arena or on the trail, often illustrated with true stories from the author’s horse training experience. Horse Brain, Human Brain offers revolutionary ideas that should be considered by anyone who works with horses.

It s Not Just About the Ribbons

Full of shining examples of the success of Savoie's methods of dealing with riding's—and life's—challenges, this book is essential for anyone who is passionate about horses but may be struggling, at some level or other, with negative ...

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Author: Jane Savoie

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 9781570766275

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 960

Over 15 years ago, Jane Savoie wrote the first book to recognize the importance of training the mind and shaping attitude in order to achieve higher levels of riding skill than ever imagined. Riders who benefited from the lessons in That Winning Feeling! clamored for more, and Savoie responded with her fabulous follow-up book, It's Not Just About the Ribbons, which is in its fifth year of publication and now available in paperback. Once again, Savoie shares the tools and ideas for self-improvement that she has used, not only to help herself deal with challenges, but her students—who range from Olympic contenders to intermediate riders—as well. Full of shining examples of the success of Savoie's methods of dealing with riding's—and life's—challenges, this book is essential for anyone who is passionate about horses but may be struggling, at some level or other, with negative emotions and frustration from slow development of riding skills. All readers will find that, with Savoie's contagious enthusiasm along for the ride, they too can make changes more easily and playfully while better enjoying every moment with their horses.

The Psychology of Horsemanship

With high-quality photographs, diagrams and extended real-life examples, this book explores the application of psychology to the world of horses and how the understanding and evolvement of the horse-rider relationship impacts on both mental ...

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Author: Claire Lilley

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781908809902

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

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Horses are fascinating and perceptive creatures. Developing a thorough understanding of how a horse interprets the world around them and deliberately being self-aware as a rider, are the essential skills to a successful and fulfilling partnership. In The Psychology of Horsemanship, well-known equestrian author and horse expert, Claire Lilley, shares her passion and knowledge about horses and riders developed from over forty years' experience in the equestrian world, and more recently several years in the mental health profession. Divided into three sections, the book covers: Equine psychology - the horses's senses, primary responses and emotion; Training psychology - the rider's communication, training and learning from past experiences; Relational psychology - the goals, the development and the challenges faced in successful horsemanship. With high-quality photographs, diagrams and extended real-life examples, this book explores the application of psychology to the world of horses and how the understanding and evolvement of the horse-rider relationship impacts on both mental and physical development.

The Natural Rider

A Right-brain Approach to Riding Mary Wanless. 1 Vanless started riding at the
age of fourteen and mpeted ... 259-60 kinesthetic perceptions , 23-26 , 289 , 291
constructive work and , 222-23 distortion of , 35-36 , 39 exercises for
development ...

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Author: Mary Wanless

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: CORNELL:31924050633712

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 838

Outlines new techniques and methods for improving horsemanship through an "inner game" approach combining elements of Zen philosophy, visualization techniques, and sports psychology

Zinn s Cycling Primer

You can ride in a straight line for 15 feet , but because you ' re up in the air , it ' s
easy to panic . Relax . " 33 . 2 Training Your Mind for Stunts Former bicycle trials
world champion Hans “ No Way ” Rey says that whenever you are doing tricks on
 ...

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Author: Lennard Zinn

Publisher: Velopress

ISBN: UOM:39015060110635

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 218

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A builder of bicycle frames and a technical writer offers tips, techniques, and special projects designed to improve cycling performance, including advice on how to improve pedal performance and instructions for building a disc brake rear wheel. Original.

Training the Horse

In the study of riding , both horse and rider are the learners . It is patent that the
rider's insight into his horse's mind will be the basis of all desire to communicate
with him and , mounted or dismounted , will be the root of all confidence and ...

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Author: Lyndon Bolton

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89031313919

Category: Horsemanship

Page: 100

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Riding Class

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Author: British Horse Society

Publisher: Howell Books

ISBN: 0876058608

Category: Horsemanship

Page: 100

View: 424

Text and illustrations aid the beginning rider in progressing from basic horse handling through competitions. Also includes advice about caring for horses and their tack, finding a riding school, and preparing for a career with horses.

The Truth about Horses

This is a book for anyone who has ever wished they understood their horse better, or wondered why their horse behaves in the way that it does.

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Author: Andrew McLean

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: 0764155539

Category: Pets

Page: 160

View: 389

Balancing new scientific research with his practical horse-training experience, author Andrew McLean debunks long-standing myths about horses and presents a far-reaching, totally humane method of horse training. He starts by recognizing vast differences between equine and human brains and mental processes. He describes the traditional trainer's mistake of judging horses according to the standards of docile or good horse and bad-tempered or mean horse. The horse's brain cannot make abstract judgments about "good" or "bad" behavior, but readily responds to conditioning by trainers who understand the equine brain, the instincts that drive it, and a horse's way of knowing the world. The author emphasizes that by training a horse according to a set of consistent responses that coincide with equine instincts, horse owners can avoid undesirable horse behavior. He offers a training program and amplifies on it with enlightening case studies. Here is must-reading for every current and prospective horse owner and rider. More than 300 color photos.

Velo News

RULES TO RACE BY A few simple tips to racing with your brain , not just your
legs JULY 16 , 2006 COME cyclesport GS ... turn and then resting as they slow
down — a train , but all those intervals are useless if you're riding the total waste .

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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106019438065

Category: Bicycle racing

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Horse Training

Here are some tips for the novice horseback rider. If this is the first time your have owned a horse, it would be a good idea to pay a professional trainer to help you choose the right horse for you pay out the money for a horse.

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Author: Winnie Prandell

Publisher: Editora Bibliomundi

ISBN: 9781526039538

Category: Pets

Page: 67

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If you are reading this book, you are either looking to buy a horse or maybe you have already acquired a horse. Either way the will need to be trained. Whether you do it yourself or hire a trainer to train the horse for you. You already know the cost of purchasing a horse can range from about $1000 to $20,000. You may have estimated the cost of feeding, shoeing, and health care to run you about $2,000 per year. That $2,000 per year is if you have property in the country and will keep the horse with you. If you are planning on boarding your horse, then you can expect an additional $2,000 to $3,000 per year. Assuming you are planning on riding your horse an average of 350 hours per year, you will want to include in all those expenses the cost of your health insurance and possible time off from work. Since you are asking yourself, “Why?” I will explain. There are thousands of people each year that receive injuries from horseback riding. Twenty-five percent of those injuries happen to children who are 16 years of age and younger. Many of the head injuries lead to brain injury. The brain injuries can cause serious damages that have a lifelong effect. Unfortunately we are not talking about injuries caused riding rodeos. The majority of these mishaps occur during recreational riding. Eighty percent of the fatal accidents occur at normal horse speeds and are not caused because the horse bucked or reared up. As it turns out you are safer riding a motorcycle than you are on the back of a horse. Researchers tell us that motorcyclists average 7,000 hours of riding time per serious accident, while horseback riders can expect an accident to happen for every 350 hours of riding time. The best method of stopping injury accidents is education. A properly trained horse is less likely to misbehave, and he will be a much safer animal to ride if he has been taught not to behave in a way that will cause a serious injuries. These actions will include biting, kicking, or running away with a rider. A well-trained horse will be much more patient with the odd habits of the untrained person. Riding on the back of an untrained horse is like driving a car that does not have any brakes. You can take them out for a test run, but you may come back dead. Even though the horse’s intentions are good, if he doesn’t have experience, you are riding around with a creature that weighs over a thousand pounds and likes to do whatever he wants. As an investment, horses are more of a liability. The horse has the potential of hurting someone and his resale value is next to nothing. If you have an untrained horse, he can be dangerous. You probably didn’t buy him just to put him out to pasture and get fat and lazy. Just remember training your horse makes your horse more accessible to you as well as being useful and safer to be around. If you don’t seem to have enough time to train a horse, you can hire a trainer. Depending on the training the horse needs, training can take anywhere from two months to a year to be trained. The end results you will have a horse that is well trained. However you will still be untrained unless you are already an experienced rider and just don’t have the time to train your own horse. If you are not an experienced rider, you are not allowed to participate in the training of your horse. This means you will have to find training for yourself. For a whole lot less money than you will pay for a trainer, you can train a horse on your own. You will both be learning at the same time. Of course the horse will not be rideable for a portion of that time, but you will learn some things before you get on the back of that horse. Here are some tips for the novice horseback rider. If this is the first time your have owned a horse, it would be a good idea to pay a professional trainer to help you choose the right horse for you pay out the money for a horse. You will always want to supervise children when they are around horses. Make sure the children are not in the line of fire should the horse decide to kick. If you have children, you will want them to know all about horse safety.When you are looking for a saddle to purchase, make sure to purchase a saddle that has release catches to ensure a fallen rider will not be dragged by the horse because of a foot caught in the stirrups. Make sure you invest in an equestrian helmet that meets the ASTM standards. Do not allow a horse to nibble or “kiss” you, not even a young horse. This can turn into biting and is very hard to stop. Do not wear any loose fitting clothes. It may catch on tack, branches or fences. Never sneak up on a horse from behind.

The Complete Book of Long Distance Cycling

This technique might best be described as mind over matter . They ride 100 miles
in one day even though they may not total this amount during a whole week of
training . Ed's preparation consists of riding 10 to 15 hours per week on paved ...

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Author: Edmund R. Burke

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1579541992

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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Ride Strong, Ride Long ... Whether Your Goal Is 30 Miles or 3,000 From Edmund R. Burke, Ph.D., and Ed Pavelka - two of the country's top cycling experts - comes the most comprehensive guide ever to achieving the strength, skills, and strategies you need for long-distance riding. Whether you're training for day rides, centuries, or cross-country trips, The Complete Book of Long-Distance Cycling helps you choose the right equipment, train step-by-step, and map out your riding strategy so that you can go the distance. Discover how to: * Make the most of every hour on your bike * Build your mileage base efficiently * Customize your training to suit your personality and physical capabilities * Build extra training time into your hectic schedule * Avoid injuries and the dangers of overtraining * Achieve the mental edge you need to ride farther and faster * Train for both road and off-road touring * Choose cycling gear that goes and goes * Eat for the long haul-- nutrition before, during, and after your rides To help you achieve your riding goals, The Complete Book of Long-Distance Cycling gives you complete, step-by-step training programs for riding a half-century, century, double century, and beyond. You'll also find strategies and techniques for special situations, such as riding in bed weather and riding at night. Published by the world's leading authority on bicycling, this informative guide is a must-have for all cycling enthusiasts.

Baroque and Academic Training Concepts Made Easy to Understand and Apply for You and Your Horse

A book that was NOT JUST THEORY AND PRETTY WORDS BUT A BOOK YOU COULD TAKE TO THE RIDING HALL AND REFER TO AND USE AND UNDERSTAND.Ó These things and MUCH MORE are fully explained in this book.

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Author: WILLIAM SANDERS

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781387760565

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 104

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WILLIAM SANDERS HAD HIS OWN HORSE AT AGE 10. HIS FATHER, HIS FIRST TEACHER WAS IN THE LAST MOUNTED US CAVALRY UNIT. LATER, A LONG TIME STUDENT AND FRIEND OF THE GREAT FRENCH MASTER JEAN CLAUDE RACINET. AFTER THAT HE SPENT TEN YEARS TRAVELING TO PORTUGAL TO STUDY WITH EUROPE'S GREAT CLASSICAL RIDING MASTER LUIS VALENCA. In Mr. Sanders Words Ò I read all these books and saw the wonderful things being spoken of, but then the text did not tell you EXACTLY how to do any of it. The EXACT way was NOT given. People wrote of lightness but then their horse's backs looked hollow, I KNEW what was missing and how to fix it. What about the riders back, people wrote about, using your back and breath, to control the horse but again, HOW? I KNEW how and I wanted to make a book that actually TOLD YOU HOW. A book that was NOT JUST THEORY AND PRETTY WORDS BUT A BOOK YOU COULD TAKE TO THE RIDING HALL AND REFER TO AND USE AND UNDERSTAND.Ó These things and MUCH MORE are fully explained in this book.

Bolder Braver Brighter

His concepts are friendly, fun, and easy to implement, making his book chock full of potential—just like you. Bolder, Braver, Brighter is for every rider seeking improved performance in the saddle and partnership with the horse.

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Author: Daniel Stewart

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 9781646010332

Category: Sports & Recreation

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Exciting ideas for achieving riding and training goals from the master of mental training for the equestrian athlete. Coach Daniel Stewart, author of the hit mind-and-body equestrian workout Fit and Focused in 52, is back with new plans to power you up, bolster your confidence, and supply you with the mental tools you need to be all you can be, in and out of the saddle. With Coach Stewart’s infectious optimism and indomitable sense of fun, readers will find themselves embracing exhilarating changes in their outlook and their abilities. The evolution from “good enough” to “better” begins with: Understanding the attributes that create success. Comprehending the four stages of competence. Improving mindfulness of actions and reactions. Identifying good stress and bad stress—and handling both. Eliminating pressure as a threat. Managing nervousness, hesitation, and doubt. Overcoming failure and perfectionism. Removing limiting beliefs. Moving beyond expectations and comparisons to others. Becoming a good “mirror” for ourselves and others. Beating blind spot biases—beliefs you’re not aware of that harm you. Mastering memories and how the brain processes information. Infusing his words with energy and compassion, Coach Stewart offers everyone a chance of attaining self-fulfillment and joy when working with and riding horses. His concepts are friendly, fun, and easy to implement, making his book chock full of potential—just like you. Bolder, Braver, Brighter is for every rider seeking improved performance in the saddle and partnership with the horse.