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 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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Are You Afraid Of Success?

The Rider’s Mind Episode 8:  Are you afraid of success? We set goals, we do the work, we want to win. It seems a little crazy to think that someone would be afraid of success, but sometimes there is a conflict in our brain.  One part of our brain wants to...

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How To Get Out Of A Rut

Episode 7:  How to get out of a rut Whether you’re in a rut now or have been there before, listen to this episode for tips on how to get out of a rut. If you like what you’re hearing on this podcast, join The Rider’s Mind Facebook Group for more tips and...

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Money Mindset For Horse People

Money Mindset For Horse People Ep. 6 Listen to this episode for tips on how to use the Law of Attraction to attract money.  We’ll also debunk some common “myths” when thinking about your finances. Show Notes: One thing I notice with people in the horse...

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3 Actionable Tips To Help You Focus

3 Actionable Tips To Improve Your Focus in The Competition Arena Ep. 5 Focus is being able to keep your mind on the task at hand.  It is very important when we work with horses and compete. When we are in the arena, focus involves not being distracted by...

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Mindfulness Tips For Horse People

Mindfulness Tips For Horse People Ep. 4 Listen to this episode for great tips on how to be more mindful, which can lead to a better relationship with your horse.     Show Notes: What is mindfulness? Well, it’s not about a FULL mind.  It is the mental state...

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Are You “Enough”?

Are You Enough? - Ep. 3 If you’re the kind of person that is always trying to do more, be more, achieve more.. you might want to listen to this episode on enoughness.   Show Notes: What if we have “I am not enough” programmed into our subconscious mind? ...

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Is Your Energy Impacting Your Horse?

How Your Energy Impacts Your Horse - Ep. 2 Have you ever been around someone super cranky and you couldn’t get away from them fast enough?  What if you are that person to your horse? Listen to this episode to learn more about how your energy impacts your...

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What if you could never fail? – Ep. 1

What if you could never fail? Episode #1 - The Rider's Mind Podast If you could learn to never fail again, would you go for it?  What would you do tomorrow if you knew you only had to fail one more time before you had your big breakthrough?   In this...

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Do You Have An Upper Limit Problem?

Do you feel like you’ve hit a wall in your progress? Are you trying to compete at a higher level but you just can’t get over the hump? Or maybe you’ve made a huge advancement only to be set back on your ass. Have you considered it could be an upper limit...

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The story I'm sticking to

I drove 14 hrs by myself, spent more money than I want to know and almost fell off. This screenshot really doesn't do the whole situation justice. I did a couple "air barrels" while hanging off my horses face and got a no time. I looked like a fool and...

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When you feel “meh” about someone else's success

Do you know that feeling when you watch someone make a run and you don't really feel like celebrating for them? Like you don't feel anything bad towards them, but you just kind of feel "meh" - that was nice for them. Then do you kind of feel like a bad...

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Should I Enter The Barrel Racing Or Not?

I had another great question submitted from a follower.     An entry deadline is fast approaching and she's not sure if she should enter or not.  She's wondering where her reservations are coming from.  Is it because she doesn't feel ready or fast enough? ...

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Feeling Like A Fraud In The Horse World

  Have you ever felt like you aren't good enough or you don't belong? Are you trying to achieve a goal but wonder "who am I"? to be doing this? Who am I to be entering rodeos when I have never won a jackpot? Who am I to be taking training horses when I...

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Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway

I went live on Facebook to talk about fear and how we should get used to the discomfort it brings and just power through it.   I'm not specifically talking about the fear of when we're in actual danger.   I'm talking about those times where we really don't...

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3 Things I Need You To Know

I showed up on Facebook live several times with "3 things" when I was doing the promotions for Mental Toughness Boot Camp. I don't love doing videos as I feel I should brush my hair and wear some makeup for them. I even had to wear different clothes each...

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When perfect doesn't pay

  I'll either be Tough Love or Captain Obvious here, but I'm here to say - You are not perfect. I'm not perfect. Your horse is not perfect.  So why do we try to be perfect? Why do we try and make our horses perfect? Why do we enter the arena with the...

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Why riders “shit the bed” in competition

You’ve probably had amazing rides or runs at home. We’re all masters of our own backyards and if there were ribbons for those amazing runs we’d have enough for a full blanket. But when you get to a competition you – “shit the bed”.

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How To Deal With Mean Girls

We've all dealt with them and if we're being really honest, we've probably been a "mean girl" at some point too. Ouch. Yeah, you. Mean girls are the girls that talk behind our backs, say negative things about us (and maybe even our horse). They criticize and they make...

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