Ever been told to “think positive” about your riding? When it comes to managing self-doubt, fear and anxiety, the key is understanding that your emotions are nurtured, says equestrian mental skills coach Jane Pike.

Jane specialises in giving riders worldwide the skills they need to ride with confidence and the mental fitness to be focused and in the zone for competition.

In the video below, she explains the emotional equation – focus, self talk and physiology.

If you’d like to learn more about Jane’s techniques, don’t miss her series in issue 452, 453 and 454.

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