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.
Tonya welcomes Sports Psychologist Dr. Jenny Susser. They talk high performance, what to look for when searching for a mental skills coach, recommended reading in sports psychology, ideas for things to work on in the winter season and how working with equestrian...read more
Thanks to Sissy Wickes and Piper Klemm for flipping the script --> they interviewed me on the latest Plaidcast podcast... Such a fun conversation where we talked about things like what went into writing Inside Your Ride, what mental skills I use personally and...read more
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...read more
Tonya speaks with Mavis Spencer about her mental strength, career path and rapid rise up the grand prix ranks, and chats with grand prix rider Francie Steinwedell-Carvin about her positive approach to mental skills and preparation strategies. Also this week, Tonya...read more
"This month's "Inside Your Ride" with mental skills coach Tonya Johnston, Tonya talks about mental skills and preparation for the ring with top professional Maggie Jayne of Our Day Farm; shares one of her favorite pre-competition dress rehearsal anecdotes and...read more
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.read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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. -...read more
- Webinar for EquestrianProfessional.com – Equestrian Goal Setting Strategies for Horse Professionals
- Webinar for Practical Horseman Magazine: Mental Skills for Confident Riding
- How Sport Psychology Complements the Rider’s Physical Training
- Mental Focus & Confidence in the Warm-Up Ring
- Techniques to Get Energized Before You Ride
- Improving Your Focus with Performance Goals
- Tracking Your Rides
- Visualization Before You Go to the Show
- Getting Over Fear
- Preparing for an Important Show: Part 1
- Preparing for an Important Show: Part 2