Equine & Rodeo Sport Coaching

To be at the top of your game, you need to have drive, skill, talent, the right horses, and a lot of practice…
Kathy and Smoke N Sunshine “Shine” at 2016 Cheyenne Frontier Days Short Go.

You also need the mental ability to handle the competitive nature of your equine sport and perform your best under pressure. There are many factors that contribute to success in the arena. I understand these aspects personally because I am a competitive barrel racer and grew up in a ranching family that competed in flat track racing, chariot racing, roping, and barrel racing.

Consider allowing me to help you improve your performance through life coaching techniques developed for sport performance.

It is important to understand that sport coaching services are different than traditional psychotherapy. Therefore, sport coaching is specifically different than the services I offer as a clinical psychologist. Coaching focuses on identifying and enhancing skills you already have and increasing their effectiveness, identifying factors that limit your performance and creating interventions that decrease or eliminate their impact, improving focus, optimizing anxiety’s role in success, and increasing your mental skill set related to performance. Sport coaching focuses exclusively on improving performance in your sport of choice. Conversely, psychotherapy focuses on mental health through diagnosing mental illness, creating interventions to reduce or eliminate symptoms, and improve quality of life. If mental health considerations become apparent in our work together in sport coaching, I will make appropriate referrals to other qualified professionals for you to address these mental health aspects.

Please call for a free, confidential consultation today 970-286-7856.