Shifting your perspective to a positive, confident, competitive mindset.

Clinics & Virtual Lessons: Unleashing Your Equestrian Potential

At The Mindful Equestrian, I offer transformative clinics and virtual lessons designed to unleash your full potential as a rider. Drawing from the principles of The Unleashed Equestrian model, my services are tailored to foster a harmonious connection between rider mindset, position, aids, and technique.

CLINICS

Whether you’re part of an IHSA or IEA team, an adult rider, or a coach, my clinics address the unique challenges faced in the ring. With a focus on feel and relationship, I move beyond the rigidity of fixed positions to a fluid understanding of each horse’s needs. For adult riders, I offer support in overcoming life’s stresses, nurturing confidence, and reigniting the joy in riding. Sessions may include private, semi-private, or group formats, with an optional group mindfulness seminar to delve into strategies for overcoming mental blocks.

My approach at The Mindful Equestrian is to provide clear, upfront pricing, so you can focus on what truly matters – developing your skills and deepening your connection with your horse.

Pricing for clinics is based on the number of riders and the type of clinic session. To accommodate different group sizes and needs, I offer a tiered pricing structure, with special rates for groups of more than ten riders.

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VIRTUAL LESSONS

If distance or time constraints make it challenging to attend in person, my virtual lessons bring the clinic experience to you. Utilize live sessions via Zoom or PIVO, or opt for video reviews, to enhance your riding technique and mental acuity. Our BETA offering includes a three-lesson package, complementing your existing training regimen, and personalized with an initial consultation to align with your goals. Plus, I offer email support for continuous improvement.

My virtual lessons are priced affordably to be accessible to riders across the globe. For a limited time, I’m excited to offer a three-lesson BETA package, which includes a comprehensive initial consultation, video reviews, and follow-up email support.  

Start Your Virtual Training – Enroll in our virtual lessons starting at $225 for a limited-time three-lesson BETA package, including continuous email support.

Joanna Novakovic
Cornell University Women’s Varsity Equestrian
I was looking to incorporate more mindfulness and sports psychology into my team training. I think the biggest think I took away as a coach was to focus on the learning mindset- no matter if things went as hoped or became more "learning moments" in the show ring. I now try to have my students focus first on the positive of their rides and instead of getting upset and hard on themselves (and myself, for that matter) when things aren't perfect, use that to see where to focus our training energies. I think the attitude in competitions is way better on all sides and the kids can get less stressed. I am less concerns with mistakes and try to help them figure out what skills they need to work on at home to improve performance. The most positive takeaway from the clinic was learning to create a positive mindset and learning focus. Being in the right headspace and being able to calm yourself is so important in riding. Everyone can benefit from a clinic with Lisa. I knew all of these things from my own psychology background, but it's so easy to forget when you're in a competitive environment, but when your focus stays on the process, you can never lose!
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Hannah Duffy
I was excited to have Lisa help my clients work thru showing nerves and preparing them for our summer show schedule. I love now using some simple jumps/poles throughout show course we set at home for the riders to take a breath and regain confidence. Since the clinic, I now try to always start and finish with the positives! I learned to be more positive and create more of a dialogue with my riders. Lisa gave all my riders skills and confidence to pursue new goals and cope with the ups and downs of horse shows.
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Morgan (11yrs old)
My trainer encouraged me to participate. I hoped to gain new experiences and knowledge. I rode with Lisa not long after a tough fall. She helped me regain my confidence and focus. I try to remind myself of all the things I learned or improved on and use them with my rides. If I put my horse right to work it helps both of us focus. I take away so many helpful things after each clinic. I get great advice and learn something new with each clinic and they continue to help me grow with my riding. Lisa is very kind and understanding. She is easy to talk to and makes me feel comfortable. I can ask questions and she always has the perfect answer that helps me move forward.
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Anne Davis Lowe
Sweet Release Equestrian Center
I remember telling Lisa that I thought I was doing pretty well for an old lady beginner. Her comment was keep your cup half full. Her comment really perplexed me as I thought I was being positive about my progress. It finally dawned on me that my comment was passive aggressive cup half empty. This was a turning point. No need to compare myself to others. I needed to stop making excuses about my (lack of) riding skills. I now focus more on what is getting better and on what I am actually learning. When something doesn’t go right I use it to learn from instead of put myself down. This results in less stress (mentally and physically) and a lot more fun as I learn to ride AND in everyday life. Concrete results- I see the progress in myself and my horse and continue to have a blast! On the days when things aren’t going well, or there is a frustration, feelings of doubt, I remind myself, “cup half full” which keeps me from falling into a funk of hopelessness and/or failure. I am more relaxed, less self-conscious, laugh more and am a much happier rider person. Thanks Lisa!
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Renee Stobie
My main problem is self-confidence. The feeling that I can always do better, and need to make things perfect. Also, I have anxiety when riding my leased horse in the winter/spring, when he is more “exuberant”, versus during the summer/fall when he is an angel (for the most part). I began to focus on the good or positive things and not zero in on the negative. Learned to take a deep breath and slow everything down, in order to change negative outcomes, or make them less negative (if that makes sense) . My riding has become much better, and my outlook in general. There are times I find myself using some of your techniques on others that are having a negative/depressed moment. (Think about the good things, etc.) This program would work for all types of people. It’s interesting to see how others work through their struggles each in their own way. We may all have a similar struggle, but we work through it in a different way, and that’s ok.
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Performance Coaching Combo

For an integrated experience, combine virtual lessons with one-on-one performance coaching. This dual approach allows for immediate, in-the-moment guidance while riding, and off-horse strategy sessions to equip you with the tools for success. Customized packages, combining one on-on-one coaching fees and virtual lesson fees ensure a perfect fit for your individual journey.

Embrace the opportunity to become a creator in your riding, work through fears, and develop confidence that transcends the arena. The Mindful Equestrian is here to guide you towards an unbridled expression of your equestrian spirit.

Invest in your equestrian growth and the harmony with your horse

Let’s Craft Your Coaching Experience – Because the combination of virtual lessons and performance coaching is tailored to each individual’s needs, pricing will vary. Get in touch for a personalized package that resonates with your aspirations. I am committed to working with you to design a package that suits your unique goals and budget.

Investing in your equestrian growth is investing in the harmony and success you share with your equine partner. Let’s work together to craft the perfect coaching experience for you.