Welcome to our latest edition of the 'Curious Equestrian' blog, where we delve into the fascinating world of horse riding and equestrian culture. In this post, we're thrilled to share insights from our recent podcast episode featuring Barbra Schulte, a renowned figure in the equestrian community. Known for her expertise in performance coaching, Barbra brings a wealth of knowledge about horse training, mental toughness, and the profound bond between horse and rider.

From Speech Pathology to Equestrian Influence:


Barbra Schulte's journey is nothing short of inspiring. Beginning her career in speech pathology, she found her true calling in the equestrian world. Her transition to horse training and coaching showcases her passion for the sport and her dedication to helping others achieve their best in the arena. In our conversation, Barbra discusses her path to becoming an influential coach and the lessons she's learned along the way.


interview with Barbra Schulte


Achieving Peak Performance in the arena:

One of the key topics Barbra addresses is the concept of peak performance. She emphasizes the importance of mental toughness, especially in competitive settings. Barbra shares her insights on how riders can manage their nerves, overcome challenges, and enter a state of 'flow' during their performance. Her tips are invaluable for anyone looking to enhance their competitive edge or simply improve their riding experience.


The Art of Communication and Building Trust:

A significant part of our discussion revolves around the relationship between horse and rider. Barbra speaks passionately about the necessity of clear communication and understanding the horse's perspective. She delves into techniques for building trust and a strong bond with your horse, which are crucial for achieving success and harmony in the equestrian world.


Overcoming Personal Tragedies and Setting Goals:

Barbra's journey hasn't been without its challenges. She opens up about facing personal tragedies and how these experiences have shaped her approach to riding and coaching. Additionally, she provides practical advice on setting personal and competitive goals, encouraging riders to strive for continuous improvement in both their professional and personal lives.


Our conversation with Barbra Schulte offers equestrian enthusiasts a treasure trove of knowledge. Whether you're a competitive rider, a leisure rider, or simply someone passionate about horses, there's something in this episode for everyone. Barbra's expertise in performance coaching and her deep understanding of the horse-rider bond make this an episode you won't want to miss.


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