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Tips and Pointers from Kay Blandford,

"Straight To The Point!" Tips and Tricks Archives

Tips are listed with the most recent tips at the top.

MAY 2014:

Think positive and positive thingS will happen.

APR 2014:

It's not what you don't know that keeps you from learning...."

It's what you do know"

MAR 2014:

iT TAKES GREAT WORK ETHIC AND PRESENTATION TO ACCOMPLISH ANYTHING GREAT,BUT WITHOUT A TEAM OF PEOPLE TO HELP,ITS HARD TO SHINE.

FEB 2014:

Regardless of what happens in the arena, YOU should always be happy and greatful for your blessings!!!

JAN 2014:

FOR EVERY SET BACK THERE IS ALWAYS A COME BACK!!

DECEMBER 2013:

Dedication is a choice !!!!

november 2013:

Celebrate what you've accomplished, but raise the bar a little higher each time you succeed.

OCTOBER 2013:

If you want something bad enough and you place that in your mind and elimate every possible thing that you believe is holding you back, YOU WILL GET WHAT YOU DESERVE.

SEPTEMBER 2013:

If you do not see yourself as a WINNER, you cannot PERFORM as a winner

AUGUST 2013:

I don't want you to follow my foot steps, I want you to take the path next to mine. You need to go futher and do better , because anything is possible. DREAM BIG!!!

JULY 2013:

My horse and I need to be a team. I want my horse to compensate for my mistakes and I will help him with his mistakes. We have to become one to be winners.

JUNE 2013:

Hydration is very important for you and your horse.

May 2013:

GRIPPING WITH YOUR LEGS PUTS TENSION ON YOUR REINS GIVING THE HORSE MIXED SIGNALS.

april 2013:

To reach your goals one key to consider: Mental preparation is the constant pursuit of horsemanship perfection.

March 2013:

When you have a bad attitude, you're a human magnet for bad things to come your way.

February 2013:

PEOPLE THAT ASK FOR AN OPINION NEED TO LISTEN MORE THAN THEY TALK.

January 2013:

"Happiness is doing what you love." HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!

DECEMBER 2012:

Stay focused and Don't limit yourself to Excuses.

NOVEMBER 2012:

Work ethic comes from your desire to win.

October 2012:

Never let success get to your Head.
Never let failure get to your Heart.

9/1/2012:

Everyone makes mistakes, so when this happens , learn from them. Fiqure out what went wrong and why. tell yourself the next time you in get in that position this is what I need to do. Do not bring back negative thoughtS of the thing you did wrong.

 

8/1/2012:

Its tough when you try something new AND instruction goes against what you have been doing. So build on what you know. This will be a challenge, but this is imperative for success. You must be willing to give up on things that made you mediocre in your attempt to get better..

7/1/2012:

One characteristic that all successful people have in common is they're performance and sense of self is not affected by critics.

6/1/2012:

Every "no" we hear in life brings us that much closer to YES.

5/1/2012:

To be a winner you need to think positively and be optimistic about the future. No one wins all of the time.

4/1/2012:

We are all winners, and we are created to be successful. Winners do not dwell on the past, good or bad.

"ALWAYS LOOK FOWARD"

3/1/2012:

What all successful people have in common is the ability to learn from their mistakes.

1/1/2012:

It is easy to be hopeful in thE day when you can see the things you wish on.

12/1/2011:
Prepration makes Opportunity.

11/1/2011:
To hold your position correctly in the turn, you have to employ the use of your eyes, hands and your seat and only use your feet for correction! These are the components to the perfect turn!

10/1/2011:

Being A "WINNER" means Being willing to do all the time what most people are willing to do some OF the time.

9/1/2011:

Believe in your horse so your horse can
believe in you

8/1/2011:

What I"ve learned, I know that I still have alot to learn.

7/1/2011:

Confidence is KnowiNg that you are prepared

6/1/2011:

If you think that you are the only one that struggles with trying to be a winnER, Get the dvd "FROM THE HEART OF CHAMPIONS", to hear their personal views of how they met the challenge.. CLICK HERE TO ORDER

5/1/2011:

When the road you're traveling seems difficult at best, just remember to pray and God will do the rest.

4/1/2011:

Thought with purpose. Gives the horse direction.

3/1/2011:

Softening to the bit. Use a snaffle bit . It allows contact to the corner of the horses mouth , one side then the other.

2/1/2011:

Don't try to go through something bad and come out good...... stop and start over.

1/1/2011:

I hope the NEW YEAR will bring you many positive changes! 

12/1/2010:

"If you can't go beyond your limits then push your boundaries"

11/3/2010:

PUT A PICTURE IN YOUR MIND OF WHAT YOU WANT YOUR HORSE TO DO

10/3/2010:

ADJUST TO FIT THE SITUATION

9/7/2010:

Recognize the smallest change, the slighest try.

8/7/2010:

Make the wrong thing difficult, and the right thing easy.

7/5/2010:

When going down the alley "use your muscle memory and then let reaction take over."

6/5/2010:

THE ONLY TIME YOU HAVE FAILED IS WHEN YOU QUIT TRYING.
'Conceive, Believe,and Achieve' Isn't just a saying. You can conceive something and everyone might think and know you're capable of iT,,but if you do not believe it, it will never become reality. You have to believe in yourself.

5/2/2010:

Success comes in small steps. It isn't about leaps and bounds. Success is about taking one step at a time to accomplish your goals. Going too fast with too much can be frustration and lead to failure. Taking small, focused, deliberate steps accomplishing one goal at a time is what makes success come together. Remember the song " One day a time, sweet jesus".

4/1/2010: GET YOUR HORSES TEETH FLOATED ANNUALLY. NOT ONLY IMPORTANT FOR THEIR HEALTH, BUT THEIR PERFORMANCE. I PREFER A EQUINE DENTIST.

3/1/2010: HAVE YOUR EVER COME OUT OF THE ARENA AND found that you were BREATHING HARDER THAN YOUR HORSE?? ON TOP OF THAT, you CAN NOT REMEMBER ANYTHING ABOUT YOUR RUN? THAT 'S BECAUSE YOU HELd YOUR BREATH. FOCUS ON BREATHING WHEN YOU COMPETE AND YOU WILL HAVE fewer MISTAKES

1/3/2010 : To get the most out of your horse, keep him happy and performing to his ability. keep your horse on a regular feeding schedule

12/8/09 : SET REALISTIC GOALS. EVERY RIDER IS BLESSED WITH A DIFFERENT LEVEL OF TALENT AND ABILITY. HAVE CONFIDENCE AND GO BE THE BEST YOU CAN BE.

11/8/09 : Be sure to run your own race! Don't be intimidated by others or the situation. Ride your best race and let your experience be your guide to the winners circle!

10/09/09 : WHEN YOU GO TO YOUR RACE BE A JOCKEY NOT A TRAINER!