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As a person who has Depression anxiety and PTSD I have had to train myself to cope at competitions. It is still a work in progress but here are some tips to help you on the day and leading up to it.

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These days we have wide range of options when it comes to added grip. I would like to explain some of those options. Silicone seat, self seat, what is a "sticky bum"  What's the best for me? 

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A comment was made to me a few months ago now. It even made me question if I was worthy to continue coaching. Its left me wondering if I am good enough. Am I capable of working as a professional in the equestrian industry?

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That first dressage test- It had taken 3 years of consistent boring arena work, frustration and weekly to fortnightly lessons to get us to that level.
I had so many fears, having returned to riding after 24 years. I was now a middle aged, over weight mum with a lot of insecurities.

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Having ridden, trained, coached and worked with horses for my whole life, last year in 2019, I thought I would take the next logical step and start the journey of becoming a dressage judge. 

 From my journey I would love to share some key things that I have learnt.

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