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Sports Psychology and Mental Fitness
It's Not Just About the Ribbons
Trafalgar Square Publishing, 2003
I found Jane Savoie's book "It's Not Just About the Ribbons: It's About Enriching Riding and Life with Innovative Tools and Winning Strategies"
a few years ago when looking for resources to help me deal
with a problem that I felt was holding me back in my riding.
That problem was "frustration". Having grown up in Pony Club,
I hold fast to the premise that problems are never the horse's fault, always
the rider's, so I don't get frustrated or angry with my horse. But I did
get extremely frustrated with myself when I was unable to meet
my self-imposed standards for the level of performance I wanted to
achieve in my riding.
That Winning Feeling!
Trafalgar Square Publishing , 1992
Jane Savoie wrote "That Winning Feeling! Program Your Mind for Peak Performance"
in 1992, as a way to share with others the sports psychology tools
and techniques which she felt were instrumental in helping her in her
goal to be named to the US Olympic dressage team for Barcelona.
But, first a word about the title. That Winning Feeling! is not about winning at
all costs, nor does it have to be about competing, if competing is not
what you want to do. Winning refers being the best you can be, growing
personally, meeting your personal goals, stretching yourself to
excel while being able to bounce back from disappointment, while through
it all enjoying your relationship
with your horse.
Trafalgar Square Publishing, 2004