A Brave Competition Full of Heart

July 29, 2022

After months of preparation, excitement, and anticipation, 17 BraveHearts veterans and one Gold Star Father competed in Fort Worth at the NYCHA Shootout Cutting this past week. This video tells the story of their journey in Fort Worth, the 18 trainers who helped them, multiple assistants in all kinds of ways, and a village of adoring fans cheering them on.

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Watch the Livestream: Nic and Will in Fort Worth

July 23, 2022

Today, Sunday, July 24th, Nic and I leave for Fort Worth to go to the NYCHA Shootout Cutting. Will Boekcle will be Nic’s veteran mount. Today’s video gives you the itinerary of what we’ll be doing and how you can watch it on live stream webcasting.

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Tips for Connection Challenges

July 16, 2022

On my Barbra Schulte Facebook page recently, I asked people to share their challenges to finding and keeping a connection with their horses.

In this video, I share those challenges and some tips to overcome them. I also let you know about a free Webinar I’m doing tomorrow, Monday, July 18, at 7:00 PM Central. I’ll discuss common connection challenges and how to overcome them.

It’s easy to register for the Solving Connection Challenges Webinar. Join the Well CONNECTED free Workshop, and everyone in that Workshop Series will automatically be notified about the Webinar.

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How I Discovered Exercises
That Help Develop Feel

July 8, 2022

This week’s video tells how something started with working a cow and became an entire system of skills you can learn to help you develop more feel and connection.

The transcript tells the story, too, but the video has the detail you need to hear and see to get the full meal deal.

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Meet Will, Nic’s BraveHearts Partner

July 1, 2022

This past week I had the honor of being one of 18 cutting horse trainers who coached 18 veterans to prepare the vets for an extraordinary cutting competition in late July.

This week’s video is an interview with Will Boelcke, Nic’s excellent rider and partner for this year’s competition. There’s no transcript this time.


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An Exercise to Vaporize Distracting Thoughts

June 23, 2022

Hi, it’s Barb.

Staying present in the moment is a challenge we all have. I was thinking about this a lot this week, so I thought I would give you a powerful exercise to transform ‘bad’ thoughts to keep your thinking going in a positive direction.

That’s what this week’s podcast is all about.

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How to Keep Reminding Yourself

June 16, 2022

Hi, it’s Barb.

I have a fun tip to help you remember to do things on your horse (that you know how to do), but you forget to do them!

It came up on our Facebook group this week. A rider commented that her turns were much better when she rode with her shoulders open. But the challenge was she couldn’t remember to do it all the time!

I told her about a fun ‘trick’ she can use to keep new things she learns in the forefront of her mind.

That’s what this video is all about.

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Getting Nic Fit

June 11, 2022

Last week, I shared that I’m getting Nic ready to be a show horse again for a veteran from the BraveHearts Education Program in Harvard, Illinois.

I’m honored again this year to be one of the trainers, so Nic is the guy who’s going to be one of the show horses. We don’t know yet who our veteran will be, but I know they will be just right for Mr. Nic here.

One important task I have is to get Nic into show shape. After last week’s video, I was asked, “What criteria do I use to measure his fitness?”

I thought that was an excellent question! That’s what this video is all about.

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Nic’s Upcoming Adventure

June 3, 2022

Last year at this time, Nic and I had two great adventures together.

We had the good fortune to be a part of a magnificent outing with the BraveHearts Therapeutic and Education Program for veterans in Harvard, Illinois. Last year 18 veterans showed in a cutting horse competition in Fort Worth, Texas, during one of the legs of the National Cutting Horse Association’s Triple Crown – the Summer Spectacular.

Nic was a show horse for veteran Alex Rodriguez, and I was their coach. Alex was marvelous – and Nic did a great job, too.

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A GPS Path to Your Best Season Ever

May 29, 2022

Over the past four weeks we’ve been talking about a systematic way for you to set yourself up for success when you go to a show, or a clinic, or go away from home. Almost always when we leave our home base there’s a tendency to feel vulnerable.

For sure things are unpredictable and can be a bit chaotic.

I appreciate your feedback over the past few weeks. It’s made me realize just how many pieces and parts of showing have the potential to feel unsteady and uncertain. That can be part of the fun of it, but some are so disconcerting that we need help corralling our thoughts and decisions about our next steps.

This video is all about what I learned from you, from one of my most treasured mentors and from my own reflections.

If you ride or take your horse away from home to ride in front of others, I think you’ll enjoy it.

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Truth Serum for Achieving Excellence

May 21, 2022

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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“How to Sit Deeper, Part 3”

April 11, 2019

This video is one more in my “finding your seat” series of video for working a cow. I talk about why it is so important for you to be grounded in your center of balance as you put your hand down after making the cut and before working a cow.

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