Keep up to date with Tonya's podcasts and online videos.

After the success of her book, Inside Your Ride, Tonya wanted to find a way to continue to reach out to riders all over the world wanting to work on their mental skills. The Plaid Horse magazine’s new podcast on Horse Radio Network was the perfect fit. On her show Inside Your Ride: The Podcast, which airs once a month on the The Plaidcast, Tonya interviews a top rider or trainer about their mental skills, shares a top tip to help keep your mental skills current, and answers listener questions.


The Plaidcast – Inside Your Ride with Geoffrey Hesslink

The Plaid Horse presents “Inside Your Ride” with mental skills coach Tonya Johnston. Today, Tonya talks mental skills with Geoffrey Hesslink, a young professional who was recently second in the USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals in his first time ever competing...

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The Plaidcast – Inside Your Ride with Bernie Traurig

So excited to share this podcast episode!!

Iconic horseman Bernie Traurig and I discuss his take on the importance of preparation and the most valuable mental skill –> as well as how he used it in his own riding career and encourages riders to use it today.

Taylor St Jacques shares some the mental preparation and strategies she used to go an amazing 5-for-5 in the equitation at Devon last week! ????

And I respond to a listener question about how to focus when you hear someone else’s scores as you head into the show ring.

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Plaidcast – Inside Your Ride with Mandy Porter

The Plaid Horse presents “Inside Your Ride” with mental skills coach Tonya Johnston. Tonya speaks about mental strength with top jumper rider Mandy Porter; shares why it is important to add a physical component into your pre-ride routine; and answers a listener...

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The Plaidcast – Inside Your Ride with Hope Glynn

True athletes have a deep motivation to learn, develop and grow throughout their careers. Hope Glynn talks here about triathlons and what she has learned through her experiences in a new sport: "You get a real strong sense of accomplishment when you have...

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The Plaidcast – Inside Your Ride with Anne Kursinski

Five-time Olympian Anne Kursinski speaks about mental strength with Tonya Johnston. Tonya shares a recommendation for “MindGym” (a book everyone should have in their mental skills library) and answers a listener question on the mental side of riding. Listen in… or...

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The Plaidcast – John French and Kristin Keim

So excited to share my first Inside Your Ride podcast episode... - John French talks about what he does to get himself into the right mindset before a big class, how every rider has their own zone, what he does to challenge himself, and how to handle pressure. -...

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