NLP For Equestrians

Do you feel a surge of nerves when:

  • You think about competing?
  • You hear the bell to start your dressage test or show-jumping round or hear the count-down for cross country?
  • You see that fence or that obstacle when hacking?
  • Are you struggling to enjoy your riding following a bad experience?
  • Do you make excuses and talk yourself out of riding?
  • Or are you in need of regaining the motivation to ride?

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Then find out what NLP for equestrians can do for you. Use the contact form below to find out how to become a more confident rider and enhance your performance.

We also offer an online, fully supported training “Confident to the Core.” click here to find out more or use the contact form below.

“Gulliver and I are going great guns! The fear has gone and I’m back to loving riding and doing some of my best riding. Thank-you so much for your help.” Julia, Australia


As equestrians, we suffer for our sport! Neurolinguistic programming (NLP) is a superb aid to overcome our worries. Anxiety, fear and other negative emotions are a warning signal from our unconscious minds that we’re focussing on what we don’t want, rather than what we do want. Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is a series of techniques that overcome the self-doubt, fears and worries that erode our confidence. We work through bespoke programmes to ensure that our clients feel utterly calm and able to view their riding from a relaxed perspective, thus leading to enhanced performance and enjoyment.

I’m a Staffordshire-based Trainer, Master Practitioner and Master Coach of NLP, working with other equestrians throughout the Midlands, Cheshire and surrounding counties. For more distant clients, I can do sessions over the telephone or by Skype!

I offer a free, no-obligation phone call to discuss your needs. What have you got to lose? See my ‘Services’ Page for more information.

Without the fear, imagine what you could do…

What is NLP for equestrians?

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) has 3 components:

  • Neuro – to do with our minds, both at the conscious and unconscious levels
  • Linguistic – the language we use to communicate; in NLP we use specific language patterns to facilitate change unconsciously
  • Programming – the ability to model and focus on the behaviours we want, i.e. a way to change our way of thinking

NLP uses the language of the mind to bring about our specific and desired outcomes.NLP is about noticing our conscious and unconscious behaviour patterns and (re-) modelling those patterns to achieve swift and lasting changes in the way we think and act. When doubt creeps in, our limiting beliefs are easily communicated to our highly empathic horses, causing changes in their behaviour, thereby creating a vicious circle of diminishing confidence and performance within the partnership. NLP breaks this cycle quickly and effectively. Furthermore, the self-sabotaging negative self-talk is also eliminated.

How does it work?

It has been said that NLP is an instruction manual for the mind. NLP allows us to run strategies or programmes in our minds to achieve the desired results. In place of anxiety we install compelling, achievable goals. Suffering for your riding makes no sense, it’s high time to enjoy your riding again! I tailor specific NLP and Time Line Therapy™ techniques to meet your individual needs. I help you to gain a well-informed perspective on your fears, not only to control the fear, but eradicate it. We work through various visualisations and scenarios, providing you with a practical toolkit to support effective change. Most clients see and feel significant changes after just one session of NLP. After that, one or two additional sessions may be necessary to remove the negative emotions fully.

Does it work?

Yes it does! I know from personal experience how much these techniques can help you gain control of your nerves. Take responsibility and see how far you can go!

Find out how these techniques can get you on track for being the rider you want to be, more easily, more effortlessly; use the contact form below.