On Grit and Goals

How to Figure Out What You Want By Laura Schonberg   It’s incredibly easy to be distracted from what we really want with our horses. I’ve spoken to dozens of riders about their equine journey and spent time with trainers across a wide array of disciplines. Those riders that get …

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Get Grit, Part 4

  Do You Have Grit? Answer These Questions and Find Out By Laura Schonberg   The gritty mindset combines the power of passion with perseverance. We know we can be distracted by talent, but if we remember that our effort counts twice, we (and our horses) can accomplish great things. I’ve …

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On Having Grit

Part 3: Effort Counts Twice By Laura Schonberg   Last month, we discussed Dr. Angela Duckworth’s research on how easily talent distracts us; if something seems to come naturally to someone or their horse, we may believe they don’t have to work very hard to be successful or outstanding in …

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On Having Grit

Part 2: Distracted by Talent? By Laura Schonberg   I’m guilty: at a riding lesson a couple of weeks ago, I was watching with girl-who-loves-everything-horse awe as one of my trainers was riding her well-bred warmblood in the arena. This horse doesn’t move––she floats. If I didn’t know any better, …

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On Having Grit – Just Show Up!

By Laura Schonberg   What I know about the women that I “horse” with is that we don’t need a reason to be with our horses. With warmer, drier weather and more daylight in our waking hours, it’s even easier to prioritize getting out to the barn. During the spring …

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Over 40 and Horse Crazy

December 2016

Horsing with Denise Brock by Laura Schonberg   Denise Brock’s degree in Range and Wild Land Management may seem an unlikely background for her 25 years as a bookkeeper for food co-ops and artisan bakeries, but it lends itself well to her new phase in life. She is enlarging her …

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