10 Things Every Rider Should Do Before Entering the Ring

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10 Things Every Rider Should Do Before Entering the Ring


Read and reread these 10 tips committing them to memory.

These simple tips will greatly improve any rider on any level who is about to enter the ring.

1

Take control of your breathing

Breathe slow deep and calm.

2

Hydrate

Sip water slowly for 30 minutes before entering the ring

3

Know the course

Walk the course at least twice.

4

Visualise the course

Go somewhere quiet and visualise the course at least 3 times.

5

Warm up early

Go to the practice ring early

6

Support & Mentoring

Have someone who is supportive and can offer sound advice with regards your practice jumps.

7

Stay Calm, Relaxed & Focused

Keep yourself and your horse calm during the warm ups

8

Ritual Warm Up

Stick with a warm up plan that suits your horse

9

Be Ready

Be ready to get into the ring early

10

Smile

Smile and enjoy the experience

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Jim Hickey is an author, business mentor and international peak performance for show jumpers.