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My guests and I will tell stories and share how I/they overcame challenges (like nerves) and how to stay motivated when the inevitable setbacks happen. We'll be talking to coaches and riders from all disciplines and all experience levels.

I also plan to interview folks who will inspire all to go for the gusto and achieve more than we ever thought possible. We'll think, "If they can do it, I can do it."

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Truth Serum for Achieving Excellence

Have you ever ridden out of an arena at a show where you were with many people, and all you could think about was what went wrong?

OMGosh – who hasn’t done that! And maybe your lamenting wasn’t restricted to just those few minutes after walking out the exit gate. The mental lashing can go on and on.

When the dust settles, and your heart rate goes down, at least a few hours or so later, or maybe the next day, it’s the ideal time to do a 5-star review of your ride.

That’s what this video is all about.

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Part 3: Shine!

Hi, it’s Barb,

I’m here with Nic, and we’re continuing our 4-part series called Shine in the Show Pen. In this video, Part 3, Get Your Shine On, we’ll talk about the actual day of the event.

These are the moments you’ve been waiting for. Enjoy!

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Part 2: Prepare and Polish

It’s Spring, and as you know, everyone is getting out and about with their horses.

I’m doing a 4-part series about the steps you can take to set yourself up for success when you ride at new places and in front of other people – places that might be outside of your comfort zone.

During this series, the specific example I talk about is showing – as in competitions – but it could be anywhere you want to do well, like a clinic, where you board your horse, or on the trail with friends.

I identify four sequential steps I know can set you up for success. Soon, I’ll do an in-depth webinar series on these topics, so I’m asking now for your suggestions for the challenges you’d like me to cover when I do that series.

Once again, the four steps for setting yourself up for success are:

1. Set Your True North, which I talked about last week – and I thank you for your feedback. I’ve received lots of emails on this topic. Thank You!

2. Prepare and Polish, which we’ll discuss in this video

3. Compete with Confidence – next week’s topic

4. A 5-Star Review

So let’s get started with Prepare and Polish, which, in a nutshell, is the commitment to excellence by valuing, (above all else) – constantly improving – then showing (or going to your event) – and then based upon results – making a strategic plan to improve for your next event.

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Set Your True North

It’s that time of the year when I bet you’re getting out and about.

This is Part One of a four-part series about steps you can take to set yourself up for success and when you ride in environments outside of your comfort zone.

I talk about it as it relates to showing, but the four steps in this series can be for any time you go to new places and ride in front of folks that are not your best buds.

I also asked last week to let me know about your challenges in four areas:

1. Set Your True North
2. Prepare and Polish
3. Compete with Confidence
4. Do a 5-Star Review

I received a lot of fantastic suggestions, and I’m so grateful. Please keep them coming. This video digs into Part One: Set Your True North.

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Here’s How I See Competition

Hi, it’s Barb!

Show season is in full swing, and people are so excited. It’s always that mixed bag of feeling personally hopeful, a little scared to get out in front of people, eager to see how your horse does, and having fun with your friends for another show season.

For the past couple of years, I’ve done a series of live webinars called Shine in the Show Pen. I’m planning to do this series again in May, but I need your help to make sure I cover what interests you most.

Here’s how I’ve organized things so you understand how I approach the vast topic of competition. I’m all ears. Let me know if you like the flow of these steps, and please give me any feedback you have.

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Tips for Using Legs and Feet

I’ve noticed a common challenge when we use our legs and feet, especially as we’re gaining experience. And that is, we could all use a dose of more precision, smoothness, and effectiveness as we use our lower limbs.

This video is all about how to go slower and develop smooth and effective leg and feet cues.

And by the way, it has been extremely windy in Texas, so I decided to find the calmest wind spot in our open-air barn to do my demo. (-:

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Competition is Emotional

I was visiting with two friends recently, at different times, both of whom had “bad” shows and were feeling discouraged.

Then, around the same time, I saw an interview with Mike Krzyzewski, the coach of Duke University’s men’s basketball team. His comments made sense to me.

My friends and Coach Krzyzewski had something in common. They were experiencing a lot of emotion around results in competition, and that’s what this video is all about.

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Calm, Clear, Committed

I just returned home from Lexington, Kentucky, where I had the honor of judging the colt starting competition, Road to the Horse.

While I was there, I discovered something I’ve known for a long time, but it came to me again like a breath of fresh air – and I want to share it with you.

That is what this video is all about.

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I Love You, Too!

Have you ever heard someone say, “She has great energy!” Or that is a “low energy horse.”

In both of these examples, energy is used in very different ways.

What got me thinking about the various energy concepts and a fun thinking tool question to keep your energy and mind going in the most productive direction.

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Shut Down or Open Wide

Hey, it is Barb and Nic.

I have been traveling a bit lately. It’s Springtime, that time of the year when people are excited about getting out and about and being with their horses.

I am excited, too, about spending more time with Nic when I can. He’s fresh and feeling good.

I’m also grateful for all the people I have the honor of working with. It’s a fun time.

So, an idea keeps popping up for me, and I think about it for myself, and I want to share it with you.

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Our New Family Member

We recently lost our dear Ruby, a red Australian Shepard. As you well know, it’s never easy losing a furry family member.

Since that time, we adopted an Australian Shepard through an Aussie Rescue organization. Our new little guy’s name is Jax, and he is the CUTEST!

Now, Jax is still getting used to the Schulte way of life. And, as a bit of follow-up to our holiday video when you met our animal family, I thought you might like to meet Jax now.

So that’s what this video is all about. This time, there’s no transcript, but I hope you enjoy meeting our black, brown, and white sweet guy. Please help us welcome Jax to Texas.

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