Practical Horseman Column: Value your Energy Style

Practical Horseman Column: Value your Energy Style

From Tonya Johnston’s Practical Horseman Column In Tonya Johnston’s latest column on mental skills for equestrians, she chats with top show jumper and former equitation star Brianne Goutal. Click to...

Riding Your Sales Horse? How to Handle the Pressure

Appeared on ProEquest.com, January 2016 By Tonya Johnston, MA Your potential buyers just called from the airport to say they are on their way. You may be at a horse show or at your barn at home, but either way you have everything lined up and in tip-top shape. Though...
Practical Horseman Column: Tonya with Phillip Dutton

Practical Horseman Column: Tonya with Phillip Dutton

From Tonya Johnston’s Practical Horseman Column Mental skills coach Tonya Johnston shares some practical tools for increasing your mindfulness during a ride after catching up with eventer Phillip Dutton. Click to read...

Competing “Against” Friends

Appeared in iJump Magazine, January 2013 By Tonya Johnston, MA   Going to horse shows with your friends can be a fantastic, fun experience. You get to root for each other, be silly together between classes, clap and whoop after each other’s great rides, and help one...

The Waiting Game

The Waiting Game: Handling Down Time at Fall Shows Appeared in The Plaid Horse, October 2015 By Tonya Johnston, MA ~ Mental Skills Coach The fall season’s important classes, medal finals, indoor venues, and special shows often have unique schedules that may cause you...

Using Video to Improve Your Ride

Using Video to Improve Your Ride by Kristen Spinning Featured on EquineChronicle.com, June 2015 The human eye is slow and, on top of that, it often conveys only the data the brain thinks it wants to see. It can’t resolve the details of fast motion, like the motion of...
Preparing for a New Horse Show

Preparing for a New Horse Show

Preparing for a New Horse Show The Plaid Horse, April 2015 By Tonya Johnston, MA It doesn’t matter how long you have been riding and competing, arriving at a new horse show venue is always exciting! Recently I had the good fortune of traveling for the first time to...