Have you fallen off your horse and hurt yourself? Did you sustain injuries not only to your body but also to your psyche? In our career as equestrians, most of us will experience a nasty fall or two.
What’s the key to optimal emotional recovery for you? There is no magic, but if you treat yourself as well as you would your horse, you’ll be on the right track.
Click below for steps to get you started.
The Fit Equestrian Grocery Guide was recently published to help each of us adhere to a healthy and balanced diet starting with the fundamentals of how to create a well thought out assortment in your pantry and refrigerator/freezer. The guide addresses staples, sample meal plans, building a grocery list, recipes, weekly meal preparation and more.
For quite some time, I have been in a recipe rut. While this grocery guide is a helpful tool for meal planning, it served as an inspiration to entice me to look forward to spending time in the kitchen again. Click below for a few of my favorite takeaways.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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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.
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.
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."
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.
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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