Resilient Reiner

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Podcast by Nicole Burnett

Resilient Reiner

The Resilient Reiner with Nicole Burnett is your go-to podcast dedicated to mental performance coaching for reiners and western riders. Join us as we explore the power of the mind and how it can elevate your performance to new heights. Each episode uncovers invaluable strategies, techniques, and mindset shifts to help you overcome mental barriers, boost confidence, and achieve peak performance in the saddle. From managing competition nerves to cultivating focus and resilience, our podcast provides actionable insights and real-life stories that inspire and empower riders at all levels. Whether you're a passionate amateur, rookie reiner, or a seasoned competitor, The Resilient Reiner is your go-to resource for sharpening your mental edge and unlocking your equestrian potential & transforming your riding journey. Tune in, harness the power of your mind, and ride towards excellence.

Latest episodes

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13 June 2024

#108 How to Hit the Reset Button When Things Aren't Clicking

Ever have one of those days when you and your horse just can’t seem to get it right? Whether it's the high stakes of the NRHA Derby or just a regular ride that’s not clicking, today’s episode is exactly what you need.

Today, I’m excited to share some game-changing strategies to help you reset and refocus. This week, I’ve been coaching clients preparing for the Derby, and we’ve tackled what to do when things don’t go as planned. We all have those days—waking up on the wrong side of the bed or dealing with a moody horse. But how do you turn it around?

In this episode, I’ll guide you through techniques to help you and your horse reconnect and get back in sync. These are practical, proven methods that can transform your performance and strengthen your bond with your horse.

Join me as we delve into ways to regain your composure, simplify your approach, and stay grounded, ensuring you and your horse can handle any challenge with confidence. Whether you’re in the show pen or at home, these insights will help you create that seamless connection we all strive for.

Tune in and discover how to become a more resilient and connected rider. Your journey to better rides and a stronger partnership with your horse starts here. Don’t miss out!

And if this is your jam, ​​join the crew of enthusiastic riders who are already on board in Resilient Reiner Academy: Your Step by Step Guide to Unshakable Confidence As a Rider! 

 

➡️ https://www.resilientreineracademy.com/ ⬅️

 

Pssst → As a special thank you to my podcast listeners, use code “PODCAST” at checkout for 10% off. 

 

Ride with confidence,

Nicole

Mental Coach & Founder, Resilient Reiner

 

If you enjoy the podcast, please rate, review, and follow on Apple Podcasts! This helps me support more people achieve excellence in the show pen! Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select "Write a Review." 

 

If it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway! Snap a picture of yourself, or take a screenshot of you listening on your device, post it to your Instagram Stories and tag me! @nicoleburnettmentalcoach @resilientreiner

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11 June 2024

#107 Stop Holding Yourself Back in your Horsemanship Journey

90% of riders make this mistake. Do you? 

Are you stuck in a loop of self-criticism after a less-than-perfect ride? 

In today’s episode, we’ll explore a familiar scenario for many riders: the internal struggle that follows a run that didn’t quite hit the mark.

Imagine stepping off your horse and immediately replaying every misstep in your mind. It’s easy to get caught in a cycle of self-doubt and negativity, but what if there’s a way to break free? Join me as we delve into how to transform those moments of harsh self-critique into powerful opportunities for growth and improvement.

I’ll share insights from a recent conversation with a rider who, like many of us, found herself overwhelmed by thoughts of "I could have done better." We’ll discuss the importance of staying neutral and how to shift your mindset from criticism to constructive reflection. You’ll learn how to acknowledge your feelings without letting them define you and how to adapt your approach for better results next time.

This episode is not just about riding; it’s about how you treat yourself in the face of challenges. Whether you’re dealing with a missed lope or questioning your abilities, understanding how to review your performance with kindness can make all the difference. We’ll cover practical tips on how you review a run in a way that encourages progress instead of discourages it.

So, if you’ve ever felt like your own worst enemy in the ring, this episode is for you. 

Let’s make every ride a step towards becoming the rider you’re meant to be.

And if this is your jam, ​​join the crew of enthusiastic riders who are already on board in Resilient Reiner Academy: Your Step by Step Guide to Unshakable Confidence As a Rider! 

 

➡️ https://www.resilientreineracademy.com/ ⬅️

 

Pssst → As a special thank you to my podcast listeners, use code “PODCAST” at checkout for 10% off. 

 

Ride with confidence,

Nicole

 

Mental Coach & Founder, Resilient Reiner

 

If you enjoy the podcast, please rate, review, and follow on Apple Podcasts! This helps me support more people achieve excellence in the show pen! Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select "Write a Review." 

 

If it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway! Snap a picture of yourself, or take a screenshot of you listening on your device, post it to your Instagram Stories and tag me! @nicoleburnettmentalcoach @resilientreiner

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06 June 2024

#106 True Contradictions: 11 Horse Paradoxes Every Equestrian Will Recognize

Life with horses is full of contradictions. 

Power meets gentleness and trust coexists with fear.

Join me as I discuss how subtle cues can evoke powerful responses from our horses and how building trust means facing our fears together. We'll look at why failure is a stepping stone to success and how the freedom of riding demands both control and discipline.

This episode is about more than just riding techniques—it's about the deeper life lessons our horses teach us. Whether you’re an experienced rider or just starting out, these insights can transform your relationship with your horse and your approach to riding. 

We’ll dive into blending intuition with technique, balancing strength with lightness, and finding harmony in the unpredictable nature of our equine companions.

If you’re ready to deepen your understanding and enhance your riding experience, tune in and join the conversation for 11 true contradictions in these equine paradoxes.

Let’s navigate these contradictions and become better riders together. Happy Trails!

And if this is your jam, ​​join the crew of enthusiastic riders who are already on board in Resilient Reiner Academy: Your Step by Step Guide to Unshakable Confidence As a Rider! 

 

➡️ https://www.resilientreineracademy.com/ ⬅️

 

Pssst → As a special thank you to my podcast listeners, use code “PODCAST” at checkout for 10% off. 

 

Ride with confidence,

Nicole

Mental Coach & Founder, Resilient Reiner

 

If you enjoy the podcast, please rate, review, and follow on Apple Podcasts! This helps me support more people achieve excellence in the show pen! Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select "Write a Review." 

 

If it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway! Snap a picture of yourself, or take a screenshot of you listening on your device, post it to your Instagram Stories and tag me! @nicoleburnettmentalcoach @resilientreiner

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04 June 2024

#105 Should You Ride Patterns At Home?

Won’t it make your horse anticipate if you ride patterns at home? Won’t it ruin your horse and you won’t get an honest effort in the show pen?

But at what cost? Do you ever feel like you don’t really know what you’ll get when you enter the show pen because you don’t ride full patterns at home? 

Can you tell me you truly feel prepared and know yourself, know your horse, know the strengths and weaknesses in your training? How do you really know if you never ride patterns at home? 

Are you as confident as you could be? 

In today’s episode, we’re tackling the art and science of riding patterns – a game-changer for planning, consistency, and confidence in your rides.

Can riding "boring old patterns" truly transform your rides? You’ll learn why I'm a firm advocate for incorporating patterns into your training regimen, even if your current wisdom says it might ruin your horse.

We’ll explore how riding patterns can reveal the hidden gaps in your skills and your horse’s training, and why these gaps are actually golden opportunities for growth. Plus, I'll debunk the myth that patterns lead to anticipation, showing you how the benefits far outweigh the risks. 

If you’re ready to elevate your riding game, gain deeper insights into your training, and build unshakeable confidence, this episode is for you. Let’s transform those random rides into strategic sessions that make you and your horse shine.

Tune in, and let’s ride those patterns together. Your journey to becoming a more thoughtful, consistent, and confident rider starts here.

Happy Trails,

Nicole

And if this is your jam, ​​join the crew of enthusiastic riders who are already on board in Resilient Reiner Academy: Your Step by Step Guide to Unshakable Confidence As a Rider! 

 

➡️ https://www.resilientreineracademy.com/ ⬅️

 

Pssst → As a special thank you to my podcast listeners, use code “PODCAST” at checkout for 10% off. 

 

Ride with confidence,

Nicole

 

Mental Coach & Founder, Resilient Reiner

 

If you enjoy the podcast, please rate, review, and follow on Apple Podcasts! This helps me support more people achieve excellence in the show pen! Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select "Write a Review." 

 

If it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway! Snap a picture of yourself, or take a screenshot of you listening on your device, post it to your Instagram Stories and tag me! @nicoleburnettmentalcoach @resilientreiner

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28 May 2024

#104 Your Success Comes Down to *THIS*

"Nothing's changing!"

Feeling frustrated with your training progress and questioning why you’re not seeing immediate results? In today’s episode, we dive deep into the power of consistency and how it shapes our journey as riders.

We’ll explore why those daily efforts, even when they seem to show no visible improvement, are crucial to long-term success. Together, we'll break down how regular practice builds your skills and strengthens the bond with your horse. 

I’ll share practical tips on integrating mental training into your routine, helping you stay focused and committed. 

This isn’t just about riding; it’s about developing a mindset that embraces the grind and finds value in the process. We’ll learn how to transform frustration into fuel, turning daily efforts into monumental progress.

Join me as we uncover the secret sauce of consistency and how it can turn you from a participant into a formidable competitor. Ready to revolutionize your training routine and see real, lasting results? 

Tune in and let’s ride this journey together, one consistent step at a time. Your transformation starts now.

And if this is your jam, ​​join the crew of enthusiastic riders who are already on board in Resilient Reiner Academy: Your Step by Step Guide to Unshakable Confidence As a Rider! 

 

➡️ https://www.resilientreineracademy.com/ ⬅️

 

Pssst → As a special thank you to my podcast listeners, use code “PODCAST” at checkout for 10% off. 

 

Ride with confidence,

Nicole

Mental Coach & Founder, Resilient Reiner

 

If you enjoy the podcast, please rate, review, and follow on Apple Podcasts! This helps me support more people achieve excellence in the show pen! Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select "Write a Review." 

 

If it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway! Snap a picture of yourself, or take a screenshot of you listening on your device, post it to your Instagram Stories and tag me! @nicoleburnettmentalcoach @resilientreiner

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23 May 2024

#103 What I do To Go From Chaos To Calm In The Warmup Pen

Feeling overwhelmed in the warm-up pen before your big competition?

In today's episode, we dive into the chaos of the warm up pen and how to transform that critical time into a smooth, productive experience.

Join me as I share what I’ve personally learned over the years to feel more in control, less stressed and have a more successful warm-up pen experience - no matter how crowded or chaotic it is. 

Discover how to approach your warm-up with confidence, stay focused despite distractions, and ensure both you and your horse are in the best frame of mind before stepping into the arena. If you’ve ever felt frazzled or out of sorts before a competition, this episode is for you.

Tune in to uncover the secrets to a smoother, more successful pre-show routine and turn those pre-show jitters into calm confidence. 

Are you ready??! Let’s dive in and make your next show your best one yet. 

Listen now to discover how!

And if this is your jam, ​​join the crew of enthusiastic riders who are already on board in Resilient Reiner Academy: Your Step by Step Guide to Unshakable Confidence As a Rider! 

 

➡️ https://www.resilientreineracademy.com/ ⬅️

 

Pssst → As a special thank you to my podcast listeners, use code “PODCAST” at checkout for 10% off. 

 

Ride with confidence,

Nicole

 

Mental Coach & Founder, Resilient Reiner

 

If you enjoy the podcast, please rate, review, and follow on Apple Podcasts! This helps me support more people achieve excellence in the show pen! Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select "Write a Review." 

 

If it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway! Snap a picture of yourself, or take a screenshot of you listening on your device, post it to your Instagram Stories and tag me! @nicoleburnettmentalcoach @resilientreiner

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