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 88: Weight “Matters”

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 88: Weight “Matters” This episode is very personal as I share some of the troubles I’ve had with my own body image.  I discuss the limiting beliefs and stories that we may have around weight. I also talk about whether or not weight...

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Episode 87: Interview with Leslie Kinsel

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 87: Interview with Leslie Kinsel I may have had a fangirl moment when Leslie Kinsel replied to one of my newsletter emails. My email was about the concerns I have with the barrel racing industry and how it can be hard to watch the lack...

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Episode 86: When to Quit on a Horse

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 86: When to Quit on a Horse It’s like we vow to never quit on a horse, but what if quitting is sometimes the right answer? What if we called it surrender? Would that make you feel better about not following through with a horse? Maybe...

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Episode 85: Why Mental Toughness isn’t About Being Tough

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 85: Why Mental Toughness isn’t About Being Tough Mental toughness is really about being vulnerable and not really about being tough at all. You might have the tendency to think you need to cowgirl up, grind it out and be tough to do...

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Episode 84: Your Part in Partnership

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 84: Your Part in Partnership Partnership is not imperative to win, but if you love horses, partnership is the icing on the cake.  Partnership allows you to take it to the next level and compete with connection and synergy.  You’ll get...

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Episode 83: Tension Doesn't Belong in Performance

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 83: Tension Doesn't Belong in Performance In this episode, I’m going to have you tune into your energy when I talk about performance in two different ways. I want you to notice which one feels best to you.  I also want you to think...

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Episode 82: Being Present isn’t Presence

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 82: Being Present isn’t Presence In this episode, I go into detail about the presence pillar of the Mindful Barrel Racer Framework.  It’s all about being present, not only in body, but also in mind and in spirit. Being present can...

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Episode 81: Change is Coming and You’re Invited

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 81: Change is Coming and You’re Invited In this episode, I’m calling on all equestrians who recognize the benefits of becoming more aware of our actions in the saddle to join my movement towards conscious and intentional partnering...

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Episode 80: Why Mindset Matters

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 80: Why Mindset Matters In this episode, I share why mindset matters and how the 3 pillars of my Mindful Barrel Racer Framework can help you succeed with your horse. You’re invited to The Rise of the Mindful Barrel Racer! Register here...

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Episode 79: The Pressure Puzzle

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 79: The Pressure Puzzle I’ve been studying the horse’s nervous system and learning to pay attention to their state of arousal. I’ve been training with this in mind and I’m excited to share with you what I’ve learned! In this episode,...

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Episode 78: Q&A – How can I reset after a bad experience?

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 78: Q&A - How can I reset after a bad experience? This Q&A episode will help you overcome a challenging incident with your horse. If your horse has run up the wall, tripped and fell, struggled at the gate or faced some other challenge,...

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Episode 77:How to Use Your Mirror Neurons to Learn

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 77: How to Use Your Mirror Neurons to Learn If you’ve had anything to do with 4H, you’ve probably heard the saying “learn to do by doing.” Today, I’m sharing about learning by watching. You have special neurons called mirror neurons...

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Episode 76: Surprising Reasons You're Not Winning

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 76: Surprising Reasons You’re Not Winning  I’ll be the last person to tell you that you’re not working hard enough or you’re not trying hard enough. That’s NOT it. In this episode, I share some surprising reasons why you’re not...

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Episode 75: The Highlight Reel

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 75: The Highlight Reel Have you heard of the highlight reel? It’s when you see someone and they tell you about the two awesome things going on in their life and now, you also see the highlight reel on social media. You see all the fun...

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Episode 74: Interview with Nancy Csabay

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 74: Interview with Nancy Csabay I’m excited and honoured to share this interview with Nancy Csabay. Nancy is a two-time Canadian champion barrel racer and the owner of Little Miss Wicked, the 2015 Canadian Barrel Racing Horse with the...

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Episode 73: Trust Your Vibes – Encore Episode

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 73: Trust Your Vibes - Encore Episode This is an “encore episode” of Episode 48: Trust Your Vibes.  I trust that this is the message you need right now.  If you’ve listened to this episode before, I think you might hear something...

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Episode 72: Planning for 2021

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 72: Planning for 2021 This episode is about goal setting for 2021. I’ve never been much of a goal setter, but I do feel it’s important to have something you’re working towards. When things get tough, you’ll remember what you’re working...

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Episode 71: The Energy of Fear and Your Health

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 71: The Energy of Fear and Your Health Warning: This episode is not so much about you as a rider, but more about you as a person. I share about how we can easily end up manifesting negative things in our lives, specifically manifesting...

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Episode 70: Interview with Phil Haugen

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 70: Interview with Phil Haugen Professional horse trainer and clinician, Phil Haugen joins me for this episode. Phil has over 30 years of training experience. He has competed in calf roping, team roping and saddle bronc riding in the...

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Episode 69: What it Means to Ride the Stride

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 69: What it Means to Ride the Stride Maybe you’ve wondered what I’m talking about when I say “Ride the Stride” or perhaps you’ve come up with your own meaning. In this episode, I’ll share what it means to Ride the Stride.  If you’re on...

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Episode 68: Q & A – Finding Your Winter Riding Groove

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 68: Q & A - Finding Your Winter Riding Groove Are you a fair weather rider? It can be hard to get motivated to ride on cold winter days. This episode is based on a listener question from the The Rider’s Mind Community and I’m talking...

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Episode 67: 3 Types of Horsepeople to Watch Out For

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 67: 3 Types of Horsepeople to Watch Out For In this episode, I discuss three types of people who may impact your vibe and your ride. These are people you want to avoid or learn to establish boundaries with.  Watch out for: the person...

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Episode 66: The Horse as a Vehicle for Transformation

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 66: The Horse as a Vehicle for Transformation Warning: I get a little emotional in this episode as I reflect and celebrate the transformation of my personal life thanks to my horses. I think you’ll enjoy this episode and I hope you’ll...

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Episode 65: Why am I so nervous?

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 65: Why am I so nervous? You might often think or say “I’m so nervous” but have you ever taken time when you’re not nervous to think about the root cause of your nervousness?  In this episode, I explore some causes of nervousness....

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Episode 64: The Trouble with Turning Out

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 64: The Trouble with Turning Out Nobody wants to be a quitter. Everybody wants a chance to play, but sometimes you have to make the tough decision to turn out of an event. In this episode, I share what goes through my mind when I...

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Episode 63: Doing Due Diligence

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 63: Doing Due Diligence In this episode, I talk about doing your vet work and having a great equine health team on your side. You want to be your horse’s best health advocate so he can show up and be his best self.  I’ve seen several...

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Episode 62: Signs and Symbols

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 62: Signs and Symbols If you often see repeating number patterns or notice certain symbols or animals, you’ll be interested in this episode. I talk about how you can ask for symbols and signs, how to start seeing them and where to go...

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Episode 61: Increase Your Rebound Rate

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 61: Increase Your Rebound Rate In this episode, I share about rebound rate. I’ll give some advice about how to get back on track after a setback. Your rebound rate is possibly the sum of your recovery rate. Those smaller, everyday...

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Episode 60: Increase Your Recovery Rate

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 60: Increase Your Recovery Rate In this episode, I’m talking about the concept of recoveries. In particular, I talk about getting yourself out of active thoughts and into a neutral state. This is a helpful practice to use in all...

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Episode 59: Get Comfortable with Pride

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 59: Get Comfortable with Pride   We all want to win and find success, but when we get to the top, there can be some awkward feelings. Sharing your success on social media or talking about your wins can feel like you’re bragging. You...

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Episode 58: Your Pre-run Routine

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 58: Your Pre-run Routine In this episode, I talk about the pros and cons of having a pre-ride or pre-run routine. My horses find a lot of security in my pre-ride routine and this can also apply pre-competition.  There’s something to be...

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Episode 57: Why we are so negative

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 57: Why we are so negative You know you should be more positive. You know the benefits, but for some reason, you keep sliding back into negativity. There is a reason for why this happens...let me tell you about it in this episode. If...

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Episode 56: Answering Awkward Questions

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 56: Answering Awkward Questions This episode is based on a question from a listener. She wondered how you might respond to the question, “Are you any good?” I’ve been asked many awkward questions and have heard some awkward comments… ...

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Episode 55: 3 Mindset Mistakes

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 55: 3 Mindset Mistakes As my kids like to say, “it’s opposite day”!  I’m not coming to you with tips this time, I’m coming to you with mindset mistakes.  If you reverse engineer these, you’ll find the tips within. Today, we’re tackling...

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Episode 54: How to Get out of Your Head

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 54: How to Get out of Your Head What is “being in your own head”?   It’s that “monkey mind” way of thinking. A lot of the time it is our fears being put into words and thoughts. All of your what ifs and worries come out. Recognize that...

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Episode 53: The Trouble with Winning

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 53: The Trouble with Winning We work hard for it and we finally get it: we WIN! ...but then comes the trouble with continuing to win and not choking because you have an expectation of winning... How could there possibly be trouble with...

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