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generation"EQ" by TKEQ: uniting equestrians & strengthening horsemanship

by kristin thornton April 26, 2019

Each generation often faces obstacles relating to other age groups, partially because of a focus on their differences rather than their similarities.  

This week niche equestrian apparel company, TKEQ, launched a new line titled "generationEQ" as part of its latest collection.  GenerationEQ represents a unification of individuals across all ages to create a culture that is connected by the importance of horsemanship and an authentic love for the horse.

Click below to read more about GenerationEQ by TKEQ and how we can share in each other’s knowledge and strengthen the special culture that exists between equestrians.

 

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Avoid Misunderstanding, Mistrust and Frustration—Communication Advice for Riders, Trainers and Equestrian Parents

Avoid Misunderstanding, Mistrust and Frustration—Communication Advice for Riders, Trainers and Equestrian Parents

by Darby Bonomi, PhD April 16, 2019

How do we reduce tensions, clear up misunderstandings and smooth out relationships?  Better communication is a must, along with a backdrop of compassion and respect for each other and the unique roles we occupy. 

Click below for guidelines and insight to move toward more effective communication and, hopefully, greater satisfaction with your overall equestrian experience.

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Where Have All the Riders Gone?

Where Have All the Riders Gone?

by Darby Bonomi, PhD March 13, 2019

Is our sport in trouble?  There seem to be fewer riders out there.  At least, fewer of them are at the A shows.  So, where are all the riders?  I don’t have the answers, but I do have some thoughts. Insight from Darby Bonomi, PhD.

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Street to Stable

Too Old to Ride?

by Darby Bonomi, PhD February 14, 2019

"Amateurs—in whatever discipline or level—are the most passionate and devoted riders. Time spent riding provides some of the most joyful, satisfying and therapeutic moments of our lives." - Darby Bonomi

Click below for professional insight as to what might hold you back from riding and the importance it delivers to your life.

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NO TIME FOR THE GYM? FIT IN CROSS-TRAINING WHILE AT THE BARN WITH THIS VIDEO BY ALI & MARI PRODUCED BY THE FEI

NO TIME FOR THE GYM? FIT IN CROSS-TRAINING WHILE AT THE BARN WITH THIS VIDEO BY ALI & MARI PRODUCED BY THE FEI

by kristin thornton January 13, 2019

Are you finding that you are short on time between balancing time at the stable and your have-to's during each day?  Cross-training at the gym, specifically for enhancing your riding, is often one of the first items to be cut from a hectic schedule.

Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) has just released a new video titled "Get Fit with a 5-Minute Barn Workout" featuring equestrian fitness professionals Ali and Mari of Mind.Body.Vault.  

Click below for details and video:

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THINKING ABOUT MAKING A CHANGE? FOUR STEPS TO GET YOU GOING FORWARD.

THINKING ABOUT MAKING A CHANGE? FOUR STEPS TO GET YOU GOING FORWARD.

by Darby Bonomi, PhD December 18, 2018

As the year comes to a close and our schedules ease up, many of us start to think about where we have been and where we want to go—both in riding and in our lives generally. As we reflect on our accomplishments and challenges of the past 12 months, it’s a great time to give thanks for everything the year has offered and contemplate the growth we desire for the new year.

Whatever your goals, here are a few thoughts about how to manifest the changes you want.

Are you ready?

Click below for steps to manifest the changes you want.

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Spotlight on Parenting: Are you a ‘Supportive Parent’?

Spotlight on Parenting: Are you a ‘Supportive Parent’?

by Darby Bonomi, PhD November 13, 2018

A focus on resilience, meaning and purpose creates the groundwork for accomplishment and happiness.

Click below for professional insight on providing the groundwork for happiness in and out of the ring.

 

 

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OUT: EQUITATION DIET/ IN: FITNESS FOR FORWARD SEAT RIDING

OUT: EQUITATION DIET/ IN: FITNESS FOR FORWARD SEAT RIDING

by kristin thornton November 01, 2018

This weekend marks the pinnacle of the indoor equitation season as one qualifier's name will be added to the illustrious list inclusive of decades of previous winners of the Alfred B. Maclay Championship.  Awarded on horsemanship, today's competitor requires technical skill and physical fitness to perform as an elite athlete.

Fitness has become integral for riders of all ages and aspirations to best practice the proper equitation associated with American Hunter System of Forward Riding. Read why fitness is important to athletic performance and how you can improve your skills by cross-training using The Fit Equestrian's "EQUITATION BOOTCAMP PROGRAM."

  

 

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MIND.BODY.VAULT: Assisting Equestrians of all disciplines reach goals by improving both health & wellness

MIND.BODY.VAULT: Assisting Equestrians of all disciplines reach goals by improving both health & wellness

by kristin thornton October 23, 2018

Created by two former elite international equestrian vaulting athletes, Ali & Mari, Mind.Body.Vault is a health and wellness company that specializes in assisting equestrians of all disciplines add yoga, fitness and nutrition practices to achieve their goals. Learn how these two athletes quickly built a respected business that includes featured tutorials on both the US Equestrian and FEI websites. 

CLICK BELOW FOR MORE INFO. ABOUT MIND.BODY.VAULT AND HOW THESE YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS ARE STRIVING TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH & WELLNESS OF ALL EQUESTRIANS.

 

 

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HAD A BAD DAY? SELL THE HORSE. IT'S ALL TOO EXPENSIVE ANYHOW.

HAD A BAD DAY? SELL THE HORSE. IT'S ALL TOO EXPENSIVE ANYHOW.

by Darby Bonomi, PhD October 11, 2018

Our sport is expensive and many riders, specifically amateurs, carry around guilt about the money we are spending.  How do we define the meaning of our riding and the costs associated to find the true value of horses in our lives?

CLICK BELOW FOR PROFESSIONAL AND PRACTICAL INSIGHT AND SOLUTIONS PROVIDED BY DARBY BONOMI, PhD: 

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LABOR DAY PLANS?  HOW YOU CAN BENEFIT WITH A TECH FREE HOLIDAY

LABOR DAY PLANS? HOW YOU CAN BENEFIT WITH A TECH FREE HOLIDAY

by kristin thornton August 24, 2018

Making plans for Labor Day Weekend? You can have the benefits of a holiday even if you are staying home by going technology free for a few hours, a day or even the entire weekend.  Your wellness may increase due to a reduction in stress & anxiety, the increased ability to "be present", better sleep, and quality social interaction with friends and/or loved ones.

Click below to read more about this research and my own personal experience after five days of being technology free at Pistol Creek Ranch. 

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"TRUST ME, IT'S A SPORT": THE FIT EQUESTRIAN, llc

by kristin thornton July 09, 2018

Founded by Lauren Mahr, The Fit Equestrian strives to help riders unleash their full potential in the saddle using exercise and a healthy lifestyle. Many riders neglect their fitness due to a lack of time or simply the misconception that it isn't necessary for riders to cross-train. The Fit Equestrian serves to provide equestrians of all ages and disciplines with exercise programs and nutrition information tailored specifically for riders that are simple and effective. 

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