A Story of a Big Picture and a Little Piece

You know how it is when something keeps coming up in your life over and over again from a lot of different sources and people. If you’re like me, you start to think that maybe you’re supposed to be you listening to that message!

That’s what’s been happening for me about the topic of visualization.

That’s what this video is all about.

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An exercise to release tension

Have you ever had a place of tension in your body (jaw clenched, arms up, shoulders forward, hands clenching reins, legs gripping, et.) that you had a hard time relaxing on a consistent basis.

There’s an important principle in performance training that goes like this. It doesn’t work to try to ‘get rid of’ something you don’t like, but instead replace what you don’t want with what you do want.

So in this case, we’re going to bring self-awareness to your trouble spot by you doing it over and over again (because most of the time we don’t know when we’re making an error) and then releasing, relaxing and repositioning it to the correct posture – over and over again.

That’s what this video is all about.

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A New Year’s Theme?

This is the time of year when we set goals. (Some folks set new year resolutions, which is good, too.) But there’s one more element you can add that’s a little bit like a secret sauce to keep everything light and your focus on learning. That’s what this video is all about.

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From Our Family To Yours

I love the holidays. I love everything about them. I so enjoy gatherings with family and friends. Everyone’s so happy! You gotta’ love that!

And I love appreciating family. So I thought I’d take the time to introduce you to the Schulte clan.

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A Job Only You Can Do

In the past two weeks, I talked about how this time of year is a great opportunity to pause, reflect and get intentional about what you want to accomplish next year.

As an important next step, in this mini-podcast, I share what I know about the impact of upping the mental game part of riding for both you and your horse.

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No Blame

This is Part Two of strategizing how to design your 2022 riding plans. In this video, I discuss ideas to consider for improving the technical skills of you and your horse.

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Questions to ask looking to 2022

Hey, it’s Barb and Nic, and it’s a beautiful autumn day here in Texas.

I want to take a few minutes and talk about this time of year. It’s such a perfect time to think about 2022 – what we want to accomplish – why we want to achieve it – and what success looks like. Then – what is our path to get there?

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Time to Reset and Recharge

I’ve been traveling a lot over the past month. I’ve had fabulous experiences with incredible people. I am truly grateful.

I’m home now for a while. When I filmed this, I was getting ready to do one of my favorite events of the year, a “Cow Intensive” clinic with my friend, Shannon Pigott. But after that, my pace will be slower, and I get to hang out inside a new course with a new class – and I love that.

This video is all about how important it is to renew our physical, mental, and emotional energy for ourselves and as we ride our horses. I take a casual trail for no other reason than to be on Nic, relax and be with you.

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This place is hopping!

I had four fun-filled days in Cowtown in Fort Worth, Texas this past week. I got to see the sights, be a part of two unique events, and witness all kinds of horsey folks doing their thing. I love that.

This mini-podcast is all about my little adventure.

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An Adventuresome Path

I’m out in the pasture with Nic. I just finished filming Lesson Three for our Confidence Within Free Workshop Series.

I want to tell you about it!

If you already signed up, you’ve received two lessons, so you know Lesson Three, Ride and Rise, is coming out tomorrow. I’m going to explain four steps on a path to a kind of quiet confidence on the inside.

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In Our Horseback Riding Lives, Change is Always a Challenge

And, Change is a Gift

There is always change in our horse lives.

This can happen when our horse has to be laid off. Or, we might experience a change in our financial capabilities to follow through on plans. Or, we might get the news that a trainer or a vet is moving. These are just a few examples. You fill in your own blanks.

Change is the only thing that is sure in our lives.

As I write this article, I am feeling that ultimate happy/sad state that change can bring. There’s a big change happening in my life right now.

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