Pressure proof your riding : mental training techniques :gain confidence and get motivated so you (and your horse) achieve peak performance / Daniel Stewart.Material type: BookPublisher: North Pomfret, Vermont : Trafalgar Square Books, 2013Description: xii, 260 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781570765414 (pbk.); 1570765413 (pbk.).Subject(s): Horsemanship | Horsemanship -- Psychological aspectsDDC classification: 798.2
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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.
Forword / Kevin Price -- Introduction / Leslie Threkeld -- 1. Introduction to equestrian sport psychology (Acknowledging the pressures of riding ; Pressure proof your mind ; Pressure proof project: rate your mental mindset) -- 2. Defense mechanisms (Three types of emotions ; Pressure proof your protective emotions ; Pressure proof project: rate your confidence) -- 3. Positive mental traits (There's no wrong day to do the right thing ; Pressure proof your mental strengths ; Pressure proof project: rate your positive mental traits) -- 4. Negative mental traits (There's no right way to do the wrong thing ; Pressure proof your potential ; Pressure proof project: rate your abilities) -- 5. Brain babble (Are you thinking what you think you're thinking?; The conscious and subconscious mind ; Positive brain babble ; Negative brain babble ; Pressure proof your brain babble ; Pressure proof project: rate your self-talk)
6. Mental imagery (A picture is worth a thousand words ; Pressure proof your mental imagery ; Pressure proof project: rate your mental imagery skills) -- 7. Goal setting (Begin with the end in mind ; Kinds of goals ; Pressure proof your goal setting ; Pressure proof project: rate your goal-setting skills) -- 8. Stress management (Stress and riding ; Pressure proof your stress management ; Pressure proof project: rate your stress-management skills) -- 9. Remembering it all (Get iot all together and keep it together ; Pressure proof your memory ; Pressure proof project: final checklist) -- 10. Don't ever give up: laugh, learn, and love (Horses and unpredictable ; Pressure proof your future) -- Final word.
"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"-- Provided by publisher.