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  • Sherree Russell

6 tips to increase motivation for riders

Really PIN POINT what exactly it is that you’re NOT motivated to do and NAME IT. Don’t be surprised if this is actually quite hard to admit to yourself - often there is something emotionally valuable to be gained by NOT doing it - especially if it’s a confidence issue.

Set your intention and WHY you want to do this? What does it truly mean to you and WHO are you when you are doing this to the best of your ability?

Do you need appraisal, advice, help or support? Often we don’t know where to begin because we don’t know what we need - we don’t know what we don’t know!

So the first step is often to just get a professional opinion to find out what is a reasonable expectation of our-self and our horse - given our unique situation. This can save an awful lot of time, heartache and expense in the long run.

Now set your goal and chunk it down into SMALL ACHIEVABLE STEPS – they must be things that YOU have responsibility for and that are within your skill set? What is the FIRST step?

Make a plan on a calendar or wall planner and schedule PLAY DATES for yourself and your horse into your diary to do this - then tick off each achievement as you complete them until it becomes easy and enjoyable.

Have Fun !

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