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Developing Focus

September 2018 by Tanja Mitton
A riding coach and NLP master coach and mindset coach with over 25 years of coaching and competition experience, Tanja Mitton conducts clinics throughout Australia and recently published 'It Takes Two To Tango' to help people unlock their own and their horse's potential.

We can ride with focus or we can ride while being distracted. The difference will be enormous. The distractions can come from your mind as well as from your environment.

First step:

The first step in improving your focus while riding is to become aware of the distracting thoughts. I am talking about all your,

  • what ifs
  • should dos
  • have to dos

These need to stay at the gate.

The biggest distractions generally originate inside our own head. The memories of what has happened in the past and the worries of what might happen in the future.