Wellington, Florida - The same star-studded horse sense that Wellington, Florida equestrians grew to love about ShowChic's informal evening Shop Talks—informative and engaging discussions with dressage’s top professionals - is now available on the website www.ShowChicDressage.com. ShowChic’s Shop Talks video library just added the video “Achieving Emotional Fitness” featuring clinical sports psychologist Jenny Susser, Ph.D., and horse behavioralist Linda Parelli.
“How do we build a language with a horse that doesn't speak ours?” asks Parelli Natural Horsemanship’s Linda Parelli, in the fifteen-minute video that discusses the “games” used by horses through body language to establish trust, friendship and leadership, and help a handler become an alpha in their equine hierarchy. Parelli's “Horseanality” System creates a way to help riders read their horses through body language and behavior, similar to personal development coaching with people.
“It's really about creating language. Human relationships go through many of the same challenges,” says Dr. Susser. “The coolest part about emotional fitness is learning to read your horse. Learning that will help you be more successful as a rider, competitor, and partner with them.”
Is your horse a leader? An extrovert? An introvert? Is your horse emotionally strong? “We don't think about that enough,” advises Dr. Susser in the intimate setting of ShowChic’s boutique. “We have to train the way we want to compete. Prepare. Prepare your mind.”
The www.ShowChicDressage.com online video series offers advice from a wide variety of equestrians and other professionals in addition to Parelli and Dr. Susser. Also available on the website are videos featuring dressage advice from USEF judges “The Bills,” aka Bill McMullin and Bill Warren, and FEI-level training and competing tips from Canadian Dressage's four-time Olympian Ashley Holzer.
Coming in September will be a look at “The Power of Positive Riding: Everyone Can Do It With Great Results,” with U.S. Dressage World Cup veteran and USDF-designated U.S. Young Rider clinician Kathy Connelly, and U.S. Dressage World Equestrian Games veteran and author Betsy Steiner— whose ‘A Gymnastic Training System Using the Mind, Body, Spirit Approach’ has sold more than 16,000 copies in the U.S. and U.K.
Find the ShowChic Shop Talk video series at http://www.showchicdressage.com/shop-talk/.
ShowChic, based in Wellington, Florida, keeps riders in style with high-fashion brands like Arista, Cavallo, Kentucky, Grand Prix, Samshield, Pikeur, Uvex, Equiline and Eurostar. All of the popular brands from the Wellington show room go mobile at such major shows as the New England Dressage Association Fall Festival in Saugerties, NY on September 15- 20, and Dressage at Devon in Devon, PA on September 29- October 4. Stay on line and in stride at www.ShowChicDressage.com.