Performance Anxiety

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Addressing Rider Fear: Part 1

What are you afraid of? Sport psychologist Jenny Susser, PhD, discusses the individual and personal nature of fear.

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An Equestrian’s Misadventures in Recreational Sports

DT's managing editor unsuccessfully ventures out of the realm of equestrian sports and, literally, strikes out.

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Develop a Pre-Competition Ritual

Pre-competition rituals can help ground you when nerves hit hard.

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Is the Tough Trainer Worth It?

According to Dr. Jenny Susser, there's only one strategy for dealing with harsh criticism.

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Six Steps to Calm Your Dressage Show Anxiety

Try this advice from Jane Karol, which includes proven methods for overcoming show anxiety to help you perform at your best.