Competing with horses takes more than just horsemanship. It takes a mindset that can handle pressure and an attitude of perseverance. Each Thursday, join Michelle Davey in the Rider's Mind Podcast as she takes a unique approach to help you create the results you want in the arena. You'll learn why you're at where you are, and how you can become a more confident and focused leader for your horse. It all starts with making changes from the inside out.

 

Episode 44: Q&A – How do horses sense our energy?

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 44: Q&A - How do horses sense our energy? This episode is in response to a question from The Rider’s Mind Community on Facebook.  A listener asked about how horses feel energy.   Question: How do horses feel your human energy?  How do...

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The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 43: Get Back in the Game

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 43: Get Back in the Game If you’ve had the experience of being a successful barrel racer, then stepping back for a while and losing your confidence, this episode is for you. Based on a listener question, I’ll be sharing ideas for...

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Episode 42: Shift your Perspective on Selling

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 42: Shift your Perspective on Selling I took a question from the Rider’s Mind Community on Facebook for this episode.  The question is: How can I create a relationship and partnership with a horse, but not be so attached that it’s hard...

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Episode 41: Be a Confident Team

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 41: Be a Confident Team I took a suggested topic from the Rider’s Mind Community on Facebook for this episode.  Chris asked about having a horse come into your life who has a different level of confidence than you do.  If your...

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Episode 40: Affirmations for Success in the Saddle

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 40: Affirmations for Success in the Saddle I can’t believe we are on the 40th episode!  I took suggestions from the Rider’s Mind Community on Facebook for this episode and then had community members vote for the topic they most wanted...

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Episode 39: Seize the Opportunity

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 39: Seize the Opportunity I was recently asked to share some mindfulness and mindset tips with the Cloverleaf Connection Facebook group.  I wanted to make sure you got these tips too, so I’m sharing them with you in this episode.  ...

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Episode 38: Everything is Figureoutable

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 38: Everything is Figureoutable When you believe things so strongly and someone else doesn’t hold those same beliefs, you might find that it rubs you the wrong way. One of the beliefs I hold is everything is figureoutable.  I believe...

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Episode 37: The Why Behind the Ride

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 37: The Why Behind the Ride Across the world, we are experiencing unprecedented times.  Horse events have been canceled indefinitely. You may have lost your motivation to ride.  In this episode, I’ll share some ideas for getting your...

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Episode 36: Fear Takes a Back Seat

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 36:  Fear Takes a Back Seat It is said that there are only two true emotions: love and fear.    If we are in one, we can’t be in the other. There is a lot of fear and uncertainty in the world right now, so this topic applies to both...

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Episode 35: Q & A – How do I do it all?

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 35: Q & A - How do I do it all? I’ve had a few people asking Michelle, how do you get it all done?  Here’s the short answer: I don’t!  I don’t get it all done. I do let things slide.  I am not perfect. I also get help. In this episode,...

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Episode 34: Take Your Power Back

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 34: Take Your Power Back Any time someone irritates us, hurts us, annoys us, makes us feel small or makes us feel worthless, we have allowed them to take some of our power.  In this episode, I’ll share some tips on taking your power...

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Episode 33: Healing With Horses – Interview with Cali Brown

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 33: Healing With Horses - Interview with Cali Brown Special guest Cali Brown is joining us for this episode. She will tell us about her Gestalt healing methods and how horses can contribute to the growth and transformation of humans....

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Episode 32: Your Competition is in the Mirror

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 32: Your Competition is in the Mirror The jury is out on whether a competitive personality results from nature or nurture. As horse people, we are often very competitive.  However, that competitive nature can foil our success in the...

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Episode 31: Overwhelm is a Choice

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 31: Overwhelm is a Choice Have you ever been stuck in the energy of overwhelm?  Have you been “in a flap” because you have so much to get done?  In this episode, I’ll talk about how overwhelm is a choice and what you can do to get...

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Episode 30: How To Succeed Without Hard Work

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 30: How to Succeed Without Hard Work In this episode, I’ll help you think differently about hard work.  I’ll tell you about how you can succeed without hard work.  In the western way of life, many of us have been conditioned and...

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Episode 29: Q & A – Taking Advice from Others

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 29: Q & A - Taking Advice from Others In this episode, I’ll be addressing a listener’s question.  Question:   I typically seek advice from people I trust and respect, but what happens when their advice doesn’t sit right with me?   For...

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Episode 28: You Were Made For More

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 28:You Were Made for More “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”  - Marianne Williamson Have you ever stopped and considered that maybe you were made for more?   I...

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Episode 27: The Cost Of Staying Stuck

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 27: The Cost Of Staying Stuck Everyone gets stuck but I’m not sure everyone stops to think about the cost of staying stuck.  If you stop to think about it, that cost might be an incentive to dig deep and get going again. In this...

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Episode 26: Be a Good Leader to Your Horse

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 26: Be a Good Leader to Your Horse Are you someone your horse wants to follow or does your horse consider you a liability?  In this episode, I’ll be sharing ideas about being a good leader for your horse. Horses are herd animals. They...

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Episode 25: Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 25:  Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable We have a tendency to run from discomfort.   We don’t like feeling uncomfortable, so we move.    The trouble with that is growth can sometimes feel uncomfortable.  What if we are avoiding...

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Episode 24: How to Know if You’re Ready for Coaching

Episode 24: How to Know if You’re Ready for Coaching In my area, having a barrel racing coach isn’t very common.  In some western disciplines and in many English disciplines, having a coach is a given.  In some disciplines, it’s common for coaches to come with you to...

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Episode 22: Get What You Want In 2020

Episode 22 of The Rider's Mind Podcast: Get What You Want In 2020 It’s a new year and it’s time to write goals and make plans for the year.  Instead of working towards those goals, I suggest you work on becoming the person who achieves the goals you want...

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Episode 21: Q & A Build A Bond With Your Horse

Episode 21:  Build A Bond With Your Horse In this episode, I’ll be answering a question from a listener.   I’ll share some tips for connecting and bonding with your horse, even when you’re not riding.  Question:  What are some things I can do with my horse...

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Episode 20: Protecting Your Vibe On The Road

Episode 20:  Protecting Your Vibe on the Road Everyone carries a vibe.  What happens when we’re traveling to events and our vibe doesn’t jive with our traveling partner’s vibe?  Things can get tricky! In this episode, I’ll talk about your responsibility to...

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Episode 19: Handling the Holiday Season

Episode 19. Handling The Holiday Season Whether you love the holiday season or you find it just a little too people-y, I’ve got some tips to help you with this season. Christmas and the holiday season that goes along with it can feel stressful and...

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Episode 18: Raise Your Vibe To Win

Episode 18. Raise Your Vibe To Win We’ve all heard the expressions Good vibes only and Your vibe attracts your tribe or Raise your vibe.  But, what does it mean to raise your vibe?  In this episode, I’ll talk about raising your vibe and how this idea...

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Go Judgment Free

Episode 16. Go Judgment Free Have you ever thought of having a judgment-free day?  No judging yourself and no judging others? Just taking everything in.  In this episode, I’ll share more about this idea of going judgment-free. Becoming more aware of the...

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Earn Your Keep

Episode 15. Stop Trying To "Earn Your Keep" If you’re the entitled type and you think you’re God’s gift to the human race, this episode is not for you.  You already know what a gift you are. If you feel like you always need to be working hard to earn...

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Get A Better Friend In Your Head

Episode 14. Get A Better Friend In Your Head I’d be a little worried if you have multiple voices in your head, but most of us really do have one voice in our head.  In this episode, I’ll talk about having a kind voice in your head.  Many of us have a...

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Riding From The Inside Out

Episode 13. Riding From The Inside Out Have you ever played sports and had a really poor coach?  One that wasn’t a good leader, who didn’t build you up, who was insecure and hard to follow?    Now imagine that you are your horse’s coach. Do you see how...

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Accepting Imperfection

Episode 12: Accepting Imperfection You are not perfect. I’m not perfect. Your horse is not perfect.  Yet, for some reason, many of us have expectations of perfection.   In this episode, I’ll explain how perfectionism can affect your riding and I’ll share...

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Episode 11: How to Know Where You’re Limiting Yourself

Episode 11: How to Know Where You’re Limiting Yourself When I learned about limiting beliefs and how they were impacting my life, it was a game-changer for me.  Once I was able to step away from my limiting beliefs, I accomplished many new things. In this...

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Episode 10: How To Win More

The Rider’s Mind Episode 10: How to Win More You know the saying, look after your nickels and dimes and the dollars look after themselves? Or look after your pennies and the pounds will look after themselves?  The same idea can be applied to winning: look...

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Episode 9 The Art Of Reframing

The Art Of Reframing - Ep. 9 We all know about the power of positive thinking, but it’s just not human to be positive all the time.   So when the negative thoughts creep in, we need a plan.  That’s where reframing comes in. In this episode, you’ll learn...

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