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 139: Getting Good At Feeling Like A Beginner

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 139: Getting Good At Feeling Like A Beginner If you're working on something new right now, if you're learning something new, you may feel like a complete beginner and I'm with you there. But I've got a good reframe for you here today...

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Episode 138: Forcing vs. Flow

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 138: Forcing vs. Flow Today I talk about how forcing things, trying to make things happen, trying to control situations is really something that we could benefit from getting away from. We see that in our rides and runs that any time...

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Episode 137: Growing Pains

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 137: Growing Pains Those of us on a personal growth journey, a journey to a more mindful life, to better health and wellness know it’s not an easy road. There is work that needs to be done and it does not always feel easy. Sometimes we...

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Episode 135: Your Nerves Are Not The Enemy

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 135: Your Nerves Are Not The Enemy So often we think of our nerves, our nervousness, as something super negative and something that we don't want to have. But I really want to shift your perspective on this and have you recognize that...

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Episode 134: What if I fail?

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 134: What if I fail? There are no winners at the pity parties, people. Let's not stay there for too long. It's okay to have big feelings. It's okay to feel like you're a complete failure, but you don't want to stay there. You will fail...

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Episode 133: Q & A Curing A Barrel Racing Hangover

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 133: Q & A Curing A Barrel Racing Hangover I love getting questions submitted for the podcast and we have a good one today. This question was from someone suffering from “barrel racing burnout”. No matter what event you compete in, I’m...

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Episode 131: Don’t Should Yourself

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 131: Don't Should Yourself In this episode I bring into awareness when we're “shoulding” ourselves, when we are saying we should do things when we enter events, because everyone else is doing them, where we think that we should be...

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Episode 130: Taking Time For Integration

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 130: Taking Time For Integration If you're anything like me, you love taking in information, whether it's through courses or podcasts or books, or going to clinics, and the best part is when you learn something new and you can quickly...

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Episode 129: Know Thyself to Hack Yourself

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 129: Know Thyself to Hack Yourself In this episode we explore the importance of learning more about yourself, how you're wired and how you can use that to essentially hack your system, to recognize your strengths and weaknesses, so...

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Episode 128: Using Jealousy & Envy To Your Advantage

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 128: Using Jealousy & Envy To Your Advantage Envy and jealousy are two emotions that I don’t imagine anyone loves feeling. Maybe you’re not aware you have them or perhaps it really bothers you when they hit. These emotions are part of...

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Episode 127: Heart of the Horse with Niki Flundra

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 127: Heart of the Horse with Niki Flundra From the set of movies and the popular series Heartland, to Canadian Pro rodeos and the NFR, Alberta’s Niki Flundra has made a living through horses and horsemanship. Having started her career...

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Episode 126: Chasing Dreams with Michele Pankiew

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 126: Chasing Dreams with Michele PankiewJoin this inspiring conversation with Michele Pankiew, a top 30 qualifier at the 2022 American.   Michele is an Alberta Mom chasing her dreams just like so many of us aspire to do. She shares the...

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Episode 125: Tips for Travelling Partners

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 125: Tips for Travelling Partners   Fuel prices are climbing fast. We need to band together to save money, but you might be like me and you normally would be selective about your travelling partners and prefer to travel alone. It might...

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Episode 124: Give Yourself Credit

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 124:  Give Yourself Credit It’s not the person sitting on the fence that deserves the credit, it’s YOU. You’re the one doing the work, daring greatly, being vulnerable, failing and getting back up. In this episode, I want you to...

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Episode 123: Joy Tuesday – An Experiment

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 123: Joy Tuesday - An Experiment Consider this your invitation to join me for my Joy Tuesday experiment.  In this episode, I’ll share some ways that you can implement Joy Tuesday in your life. Let’s see if we can create a movement to...

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Episode 122: Why it’s So Hard to Lose a Horse

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 122: Why it's So Hard to Lose a Horse If you cry when other people cry, you might need Kleenex while you listen. This isn’t an easy topic, but in this episode I’ll talk about why it’s so hard to lose a horse. I share some ideas for...

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Episode 121: Horsemanship is an Inside Job

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 121: Horsemanship is an Inside Job   In this episode, I’m making the case for why horsemanship is an inside job. I’ll give you some ideas for what you can work on to increase your ability to connect with horses and develop your skills...

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Episode 119: How to Make More Time

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 119: How to Make More Time We’re all juggling a lot of balls. We’ve got a lot of irons in the fire. It seems like there is never enough time for the things you love to do. In this episode, I’ll tell you how to make more time for...

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Episode 118: You Can Teach an Old Dog New Tricks

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 118: You Can Teach an Old Dog New Tricks I’m creating a bootcamp for your mind. If you compete with horses and want to create new neural connections that serve you well, Mental Toughness Bootcamp is for you! At any age and stage, you...

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Episode 117: Why Competing Can Feel So Vulnerable

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 117: Why Competing Can Feel So Vulnerable   Your knees are knocking, you’re getting lightheaded and you’re not sure why you signed up for this event. You’re feeling very vulnerable. Your heart is racing, your legs are stiff, you can’t...

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Episode 116: Why Take on a Challenge

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 116: Why Take on a Challenge I’ve recently been part of several different challenges. I’m going to be running a challenge for you to build your mental toughness skills starting on January 17th.  In this episode, I’ll share how...

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Episode 115: Staying Sharp When You’re Not Competing

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 115: Staying Sharp When You’re Not Competing In this episode, I share a few things you can do to keep your mindset and mental resilience sharp in the off season. Use it or lose it: it applies to your muscles, your mind, your budget at...

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Episode 114: What to do When Nothing Works

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 114: What to do When Nothing Works I think we all know the feeling of when you’ve been grinding it out and doing the work, but things are just not working out. In this episode, I’ll share how to shift that energy and find something...

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Episode 113: What to do When They Walk Away

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 113: What to do When They Walk Away       What should you do when your horse walks away from you and appears not to want to be caught? In this episode, I’ll share what this might mean and what to do about it. I don’t have this all...

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Episode 112: Times You Shouldn’t Ride

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 112: Times You Shouldn’t Ride       If you’re a hardcore competitor who has been conditioned to believe that you have to ride every day to be successful, this might be challenging for you to hear. It’s ok to take a day off. Sometimes,...

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Episode 111: Thoughts Become Things

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 111: Thoughts Become Things     What are you thinking about? If thoughts become things, what are you creating? If you look at the life you have now, can you think back to see how you created this reality? Is this the life you thought...

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Episode 110: The Trouble with an Alter Ego

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 110:The Trouble with an Alter Ego     I could call this episode “everything I wish I’d said in Episode 109” because it includes all the things that came to me on the topic of alter egos after recording the last episode. In this...

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Episode 109: Take a Mindset Tip from Beyoncé

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 109: Take a Mindset Tip from Beyoncé   I have a quick tip for you courtesy of Beyoncé. I think you’ll be able to take this to the bank as you step into your cowboy boots and head to the arena. I didn’t know Beyoncé was using one of the...

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Episode 108: Conversation with Keira Forsyth from Equus Physio

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 108: Conversation with Keira Forsyth from Equus Physio   Here on the Rider’s Mind Podcast, we talk a lot about our minds and how what we have going on up top impacts our horses.  Today we are taking a different twist and talking with...

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Episode 107: Interview with Josh Nichol

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 107: Interview with Josh Nichol   I am excited and honoured to have Josh Nichol join me on the podcast. I have been consuming content from Josh and I'm a member of his membership. I'm learning from him and enjoying it very much, so I...

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Episode 105: 2 Ways to Approach Nervousness

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 105: 2 Ways to Approach Nervousness   I get a kick out of reading all of the suggestions given when someone asks how to deal with nervousness. There are always lots of suggestions, but most of them are “first aid” responses. You can do...

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Episode 104: Showing up with Confidence at Your Next Big Event

The Rider’s Mind Podcast Episode 104:Showing up with Confidence at Your Next Big Event If you’ve entered a big event and now you’re freaking out, this episode is for you. If you’re entered, but you feel unprepared or worried or not good enough, I’m here to help. ...

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