Enter the arena poised and present so that you can be an effective leader and communicator to your horse.

Becoming a mindful barrel racer means you are no longer at the mercy of an overthinking mind, nervousness or frustration.
You are present and in command. 








You're right, with all the effort you have been putting in, and all the time and money you've been spending on your horse it IS time you start seeing results!

You deserve to put years of less-than-stellar runs behind you and feel the pure joy and glory that happens when it all comes together.

You deserve to feel composed and confident in the arena, instead of feeling like there’s something wrong with you, and that everyone else is ahead of you.

You deserve ease and joy when it comes to your horses, instead of tearing up with frustration and disappointment when your inner voice tells you that you’re not good enough.

If you're ready to stop having less than stellar runs because you haven't been able to keep it together, you are in the right place!

Imagine what it's going to feel like when:

✔ You maintain your composure and make the run you know you're capable of
✔ Feel like your ducks are in a row (instead of a rave)
✔ You're able to support your horse and be a true leader
✔ You feel a partnership and synergy in your runs because you stayed present
✔ Your knees aren't knocking before a competition
✔ The hampster stops running in your mind
✔ You're able to find the positives in every run
✔ You are a mindful and present barrel racer who can ride the stride
✔ All the time and effort you've put in finally pays off



Bringing Your “A” Game To Competition Is Easier Than Ever

If you’ve made it this far, you ALREADY know that changing how you approach events is critical to your success in the arena.

I don’t need to remind you of that.

But maybe you didn’t know that by addressing your competition mindset using the 4-week Mental Toughness Essentials framework and the Ride The Stride Process TM inside the STRIDE coaching group that I’m about to share with you, you’ll also have the power to:

  • support your horse and bring your best self to the competition arena – whether you’re a total beginner or experienced horse person
  • transform your competition mindset, so you can dramatically increase your confidence and focus in the arena and finally achieve the success you’ve worked so long and hard for
  • let go of old stories and limiting patterns to infuse fresh energy and healing into your life –  in AND out of the arena
  • align yourself with the energy of success and foster a winner’s energy, so you can finally recognize your true potential and value as an individual
  • make positive changes in all areas of your life that flow out to your family, friends, and horse
  • increase consistency in your runs and perform at the same level (or even better!) in competition as you did in practice

Yes, these outcomes are totally within reach for you (whether you’re just starting out in competition or are an experienced rider)…

… but they DO depend on taking a tried-and-tested, mindset-focused approach.

One that takes advantage of lessons and tools that took me decades of competition and study to learn, WITHOUT you having to figure it out the hard way.

One that’s helped hundreds of my students change THEMSELVES and leave the arena feeling like winners, without practicing harder or longer.


One that you’ll look back at a couple of months from now when you’re driving home from an event, knowing that you showed up as the best horseperson you could be.

After implementing and practicing some of the things I've learned in Stride, I can now run a barrel pattern and know what is going on in the run and feel what my horse is doing. Now I am able to focus better and be in the present and not get so nervous before a run.

Della A

So who am I to teach you this?

I’m Michelle Davey, and when I’m not swigging a hot drink from my favorite motivational mug, looking for the next event to enter, or singing along to Eric Church while driving to the next jackpot (ok who I am kidding, I'm singing Shake It Off by T Swift), I’m coaching my clients through their nerves and overwhelm and empowering them to dig themselves out of the trenches, get a grip on their ego, and compete with confidence. 

I’m not someone who’s into:

  • riders who hard on horses and train through fear
  • telling you to do something that I don’t do myself – I walk my talk
  • pretending that I have my own “stuff” perfectly figured out at all times

I stand beside my students in their struggles and help them overcome their ego, frustration, and fears so that they can feel like winners before they even compete.

I'm also a Mom to two young children,   MRCA finals champion, CCA Qualifier, Pro rodeo money earner, futurity and derby short go qualifier and runner up Super Stakes derby winner in 2019,  pizza lover and recovering perfectionist.

“I am beyond grateful for all that I have learned from Michelle! This lady is the real deal with all her amazing wisdom and knowledge. Her courses and boot camps have taught me so much that has been so valuable to me! I have gained so much more confidence, become more mindful, and overall a better rider. All of what I have learned has also made a huge difference in all of my horses. They are happier and more confident in themselves as well. Myself and my horses have become a better team and we will continue to use the tools we have learned from Michelle. She is my go-to girl whenever I’m needing advice! Huge thanks to Michelle for continuing to help to make a difference for horses and riders everywhere!”

Lanette N

If you’re still reading, then I’m delighted to introduce you to my proven method for mastering your competition mindset…

STRIDE – Next Level Barrel Racing

with Michelle Davey & Friends

Everything you need to transform your competition mindset, so you can dramatically increase your poise and focus in the arena and finally achieve the success you deserve

I’ve spent the last several years working with your fellow cowgirls

  • Competitors who shake in their boots prior to their runs and fear they might lose their cookies before competing
  • Competitors who win the world when practicing in their backyard, but fall apart in competition
  • Competitors who check their brains at the gate and pick them up on the way out, unable to remember their runs
  • Competitors who are easily distracted and thrown off their game by other riders and event-day circumstances, and choke in competition, even when the win was within reach
  • Competitors who have the horses to win, but couldn’t make it happen

The Result Is…

A highly-practical, down-to-earth, and motivating next level barrel racing coaching group and Ride The Stride Process  that goes WAY beyond hard work and good luck to give you the tools and skills you need to get a grip on your nerves, improve your confidence, and climb the rungs to the top with ease.

Before I joined Stride I was always feeding myself with negative self talk since joining Stride I have learned to “reframe” this negative self talk. To take time to breath and meditate. I have seen positive changes and trust with my mare through the work we have been doing.

Ann H

Here's what some of the students have to say!

Kudos to them for embracing the hard stuff for us and coming on video.
You'll meet these ladies and more in the Stride group.





Take your barrel racing to the next level in my STRIDE coaching group and community.

You'll get all this:✔The Ride The Stride Process core content
✔Monthly coaching topics or special guests.
✔Twice monthly live Q & A Coaching calls
✔Private Facebook community of like-minded barrel racers
✔Free Bonus Access archived lessons and special guest interviews including:
✔ Building a Foundation with Phil Haugen
✔Secrets to Barrel Racing Success with Molly Powell
✔Building Confidence In Barrel Horse with Ashley Schafer
✔Bridging The Gap Between Trainer and Jockey with Andrea Udal
✔ Lessons From A Champion with Michele McLeod
✔Performance Tools
✔The Horse's Nervous System
✔Bridging The Belief Gap
✔Dropping Limits
✔Riding Exercises For Connection 
✔ Mental Imagery
✔Mindfulness and Habits for Success
✔Trust Yourself 101 (affirmations & muscle testing)
✔Energy Healing For Horses 101
✔Be Do Have – Growing Your Identity
✔Getting Out Of The Suck
✔ 5 First Aid Steps To Overcoming Nervousness
✔Tools & Healing
✔ Resource list
✔ Hours of archived Q & A calls
PLUS a new topic or special guest each month!

Here is a behind the scenes tour of the STRIDE membership area.

Gracious members like these will join you on the inside of the next level barrel racing group – STRIDE

Auntie Heather




Choose a Plan that
Works for You

Choose your own adventure!   Purchase Mental Toughness Essentials on its own, or get it free with 12 months of coaching at a 10-month price!   Not ready to jump in with both feet?  Pay monthly for the next level barrel racing group – STRIDE.

Registration closes Midnight CST on December 4th

*Please note this may be the last time the group will be available at this low price.   All registrations from this enrollment and previous enrollments are grandfathered in at their original price for life (even when we're up to $60 a month and & $600/year you still pay $39/$390!)









10% of all sales will go to the Children's Wish Foundation where the money will be used to grant children who are battling life-threatning illnesses an opportunity to realize their most heartfelt wish.

If you are not 100% satisfied with the value I've provided, let me know within 30 days of your purchase and I will refund your money.

As a FREE BONUS for making a year long commitment to your growth,  you'll receive Mental Toughness Essentials.  Here's how it breaks down. 

Module 1 –  Know Yourself.   We work on self awareness and self discovery in this module as you start to recognize the stories you've been telling that are holding you back.    You will then redefine who you are, by empowering yourself through intention that will take you where you want to go. 

Module 2 – In this module you'll learn what it means to "ride the stride" and how to get yourself into an idea performance state.   You'll learn to modify your vibration and show up like a winner without having to win first to do it.   You'll learn how and why focusing on outcomes and expectations is dangerous to your performance. 

Module 3 –  In this module you'll learn how to protect your vibe and the winners state we created in module 2.   Outside influences like family, friends and foes can impact your performance state, you'll learn to manage that. 

Module 4 –  This module brings all the pieces of the puzzle together.   We will address how fear, self sabotoage, and nerves play into the picture and what to do about them. 

I was looking for that “something” to help me in my barrel racing give me that edge and more confidence.  I started with Michelle a few years ago with the mental toughness boot camp. After that I couldn’t get enough of Michelle’s wisdom, insight and willingness to help. Not only has she helped me with my mental game in barrel racing but also in my life and relationships. I have learned to keep my nerves under control, how to prepare for my runs, visualize, and set goals. Michelle has helped me create a bond with my horse and how to listen to her and what she needs. To top it off we have been learning some energy work that benefits me and my horse. I am so thankful for that first step that I decided to take to better me and my horse and will continue to learn from Michelle.

Dani S

How it works:

The investment in the Mental Toughness Essentials Course gives you access to the material for the life of the course (indefinitely).   Enrollment in STRIDE gives you access to all the current and archived material while you are a current member. 

Lessons will be released weekly, but you’re encouraged to work at your own pace.   Once payment has been made, you’ll get your login info in an email.

If you enroll in the annual plan, you'll receive both Mental Toughness Essentials Course and a Stride annual membership!

The entire course and membership are hosted on this website, you’ll be emailed a username and password after payment to access the private material.

When you join STRIDE, you'll also receive access to our private Facebook group.

MP3s of all the videos in MTE (listen and learn while you’re on the go).  You can download all the audios and save them to your device. 

Clear, step-by-step exercises and meditations to help you practice your tools.

Archived Q & A and coaching recordings from previous calls.

Bonus material that’s worth the weight of the entire course alone. It’s must do material, but I didn’t want to add 3 more weeks to the course.

My favorite personal development books and other resources in a list to keep you pumped about reaching the next level.

PLUS so much more…

Before Stride I was embarrassed about my commitment to my riding & my horses and  self conscious about riding skills. After implementing and practicing some of the things I've learned in Stride I can now be proud of my commitment and now I am confident in my riding skills. One of the biggest changes I've seen is that I now realize that my personal worth is not connected to racing results .

Kerry Y









Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the course last?
Mental Toughness Essentials is a 4 week course.   Stride is an ongoing monthly class and coaching program.   Essentials is a one time fee, Stride is a monthly or annual payment to continue with access to Michelle and new material.
Can I save the material for future listening?
Yes, all the Mental Toughness Essential videos also have an audio file that you can download and keep forever. You can download and save any of the worksheets. You're not able to save the videos.
Is this a new and different than boot camp?
If you took the Mental Toughness Boot Camp in 2018 or 2019, you will not want to register Essentials Only. You will will be best suited for either the monthly Stride coaching group to continue your journey or the annual (best price) option.
When do we start?
You will have access to Stride right away.   If you are on the yearly plan you will also have access to the bonus courses immediately as well.   When we have special guests for Stride there will not be weekly content.
This is a busy time for me, what if I get behind?
That's ok, there are no assignments to had in, no deadlines. Work at the pace you can do comfortably.  You have access to the Stride material as long as you are a member and if you chose Mental Toughness Essentials you'll have that for life.  There is no behind, just do your best.
Do you offer refunds?
After logging in and watching the first module you don't feel like Essentials or Stride is for you, just let me know. You will need to do this within 14 days of your payment. I will refund your payment and revoke your access. I only want happy campers joining us.
Do you offer payments?
I'm sorry I don't. Once the course is started we are full steam ahead.  If you need a budget friendly option the monthly Stride payment is the way to go.
How much time do I need to devote to the material?
For Mental Toughness Essentials, each module will take you about 20 minutes to watch.   You should then plan to spend that on the implementation worksheets.      The Stride coaching group special guest interviews are about 45-60 minutes in length.    The coaching calls we do every second week are usually around 30 minutes (optional but helpful).    When it is a regular coaching month with Michelle, there is 10-20 minutes of material released each week.   You will need time to practice and implement depending on what is taught.     As long as you are a member of Stride you have access to the material.  It doesn't go away so if you have a busy month you can catch up anytime.
I took Boot Camp in 2018, should I take it again?
If you would like a refresher, I would recommend joining Stride monthly or yearly.    You will have the foundation if you've taken boot camp.
I did your Mental Toughness training at an Andrea Udal Clinic, is this still worth me taking?
There will be some overlap in the material, but I assure you there is enough added material you will still receive great value. You also have the benefit of downloading and keeping the recordings too.
I did a Riding From Within Clinic with you, is this still worth taking?
There will be some overlap in the material, but I assure you there is enough added material you will still receive great value. You also have the benefit of downloading and keeping the recordings too.
I took your training phone calls in 2017, is this still worth taking?
There will be some overlap in the material, but I assure you there is enough added material you will still receive great value. This is more than twice the material as what we did in the calls.
Can I share my material with a friend?
The material is copywritten for your eyes and device only. Please keep your login and files to yourself and encourage your friends (and competition) to get their own copy.   It is against our policy if you share your login.

Do you have questions? Ask away.

8 + 10 =

There are so many things In my life to be thankful for. Great horses, great people and a little bit of luck. The one person that stands out in my mind is Michelle. There was a turning point in my barrel racing career and everyday life. When I opened myself up to Michelle about some things I had been struggling with. Having a session with Michelle was a "game changer" she helped me work through some tough points changed the direction of my life. Every time I get a chance to listen, read or even just be around this lady I jump at the chance.

Andrea Udal

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