Resilient Reiner

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Nicole Burnett

11 June 2024

13m 58s

#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! 


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Ride with confidence,



Mental Coach & Founder, Resilient Reiner


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