As a rider, I find that we tend to consider a competition in terms of what could go wrong, what is difficult to achieve or maintain. When we keep our focus on what's wrong with us or our horse, we tend to go from one problem to the next.
In Touch for Health®, we learn that focusing on a positive goal, for instance one nice jump or a feeling of good balance, may help you reach your personal best on that day. Using the following technique can enhance this positive attitude : http://www.touch-sport.fr/blog/video-antistress-lse/ and help you remain relaxed and focused.
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