Rein in Your Brain
Do-it-Yourself Mental Training for Riders and Drivers
Janeane Reagan, PhD
“Rein in Your Brain” offers a self-help approach to acquiring the mental and emotional control that can make any equestrian from any discipline, whether they ride or drive competitively or recreationally, more effective in reaching his or her goals and dreams.
Dr. Janeane Reagan’s user-friendly presentation of how the human brain (and sometimes the horse brain) works gives the reader an understanding of what it takes to make changes that impact performance and enjoyment. Through this understanding, riders and drivers gain essential tools for improving their mental toughness, focus, emotional regulation, communication, stress management and, when needed, recovery from setbacks and from physical or emotional trauma. Each chapter helps the reader make these tools his or her own.
“This book is a must read for all equestrians regardless of age, experience or style of riding. It will introduce you to everything that can help you become a better rider in addition to actually riding. I know we will use this book with our students at William Woods University.”
--Gayle Lampe, Professor emeritus of equestrian studies at William Woods University, International USEF judge and clinician, author of “Riding for Success,Both In and Out of the Show Ring.”
“Finally a book that includes drivers as well as riders! Dr. Janeane Reagan has captured the experience we have all felt such as stress, insecurity, distraction and frustration at ourselves and (mistakenly) at others or our horses when competing in or training for equestrain events. I have used several of the techniques presented in her book with good results. I plan to keep this book handy for the future.”
--Chester C. Weber, Nine times USEF National Four-In-Hand Champion and two times World Four-In-Hand Silver medalist.
“I thought I was mentally tough but “Rein in Your Brain” gave me new ideas and better ways to think about things.”
--Valerie Kanavy, Two times World Indurance Champion and Two times AERC Champion, completed over 100 hundred-mile indurance races.
“I absolutely love this book! The information is easy enough for any teen to understand. The material was interesting and I can apply the tools to anything I do in my riding.
-- Cody Chamberlain, Member of the USEF youth dressage team.
Janeane Reagan, PhD is a clinical psychlologist, sports performance consultant, former assistant professor of psychology at Wayne General and Technical College at the University of Akron, and a lifelong equestrain. She has presented workshops to riders and drivers across the United States and in Europe and she has been a columnist for an international equestrian magazine. Janeane lives with her husband and two cats in The Villages, Florida. www.yourmindmatters.net