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Most riders want to be the best they can be for their horse! They want to be effective, disciplined, and skilled in the art of riding. You can turn this dream into a reality with hard work and determination. These ten steps will set you up for success!

Step 1: Create a dream or vision for the future.

Step 2: Visualize yourself accomplishing your dream. What does that look like?

Step 3: Turn your dream into a plan with short-term and long-term goals!

Step 4: Follow through with it by keeping forward momentum.

Step 5: Believe in yourself. Positivity only! Push away negative thoughts and people.

Step 6: Find a role model to look up to.

Step 7: Reflect on your experiences.

Step 8: Change steps along the way, based on the results. What works and doesn’t?

Step 9: Stay grateful! Take time to appreciate how far you’ve come.

Step 10: Laugh and enjoy the process. After all, life is about the journey!

You can accomplish anything you put your mind to! Being a good rider is about trusting yourself and your horse. Be confident in your abilities and never stop learning.

Are you just starting out? Check out: 10 Tips For The Beginner Western Rider!