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 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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Episode 52: Self-Love and Horsemanship

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 52: Self-Love and Horsemanship I didn’t always know that self-love was a thing (and an important thing). I also wasn’t aware of the great impact it would have on my mindset, mental toughness and my overall happiness. In this episode, I...

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Episode 51: Handling Habits

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 51: Handling Habits Whether you judge them as good habits or bad habits, we all have habits. Habits are behaviors which we repeat enough times that they become automatic.  In this episode, I share more about the many layers of habits...

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Episode 50: How Self-Sabotage Shows Up

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 50: How Self-Sabotage Shows Up I have a tendency to self-sabotage my goals and dreams, but I have showed up for fifty episodes of The Rider’s Mind and I’m really proud of this! In this episode, I’ll talk about how self-sabotage...

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Episode 49: Your Horse and Your Baggage

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 49: Your Baggage and Your Horse In this episode, I talk about emotional baggage and how it impacts your riding and your relationship with your horse. Whether you feel like you have emotional baggage or not, there are probably emotions...

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Episode 48: Trust Your Vibes

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 48: Trust Your Vibes Whether you call it your “spiny senses”, “gut feeling”, “intuition” or your “knowing”, I believe we all have this sense. In this episode, I give you some ideas of how to use your intuition. No matter what you call...

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Episode 47: It’s Not Your Horse. It’s You.

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 47: It’s Not Your Horse. It’s You. It’s not your horse.  It’s you. It’s our job to show up for our horses so they can perform at their highest level.  In this episode, I talk about all the responsibilities we have as horse people. We...

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Episode 46: How to Avoid Drama

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 46: How to Avoid Drama I’ve had a few people ask questions about avoiding drama. In this episode, I’ll share my suggestions for recognizing the role you play in drama and how you can avoid it. Drama is like a game or a play. Everyone...

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Episode 45: The Highly Sensitive Horseperson

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 45: The Highly Sensitive Horseperson 10 years ago, I didn’t even know that being a highly sensitive person was a thing. Once I learned that I am a highly sensitive person, it changed my life. Whether you are a highly sensitive person...

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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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