One of the more frequent challenges faced by athletes is how to improve their performance. They express frustration that they often possess identical, if not superior, physical attributes to their competition, yet they're consistently being outperformed by that competition. In many cases, the problem is rooted in self-doubt and other beliefs that limit their level of performance. Using self-hypnosis, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), and Time Line Therapy[registered], Laura Boynton King teaches the reader/rider how to stop dwelling on past failures and other negative feelings and images through stress-reduction techniques, positive imagery, and concentration-focusing skills.
Whether the rider feels held back by physical fear (for example, riding a livelier horse or jumping a higher fence than he or she is accustomed to), negative comments from a trainer or a horse show judge, or showring performance anxiety, here is a book designed to help replace a "losing" mentality with the winning edge.