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Spinoff on "I'm burned out"...which are your inspirational vids, stories, etc?

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  • Spinoff on "I'm burned out"...which are your inspirational vids, stories, etc?

    After a long thread or two on being burned out and bummed, I wanted to post my favorite Youtube inspirational vids. These give me the "I want that" or "I can do this" feeling when my energy is not at it's peak.
    I'd love to see what makes the rest of the COTHers peak. It's always useful to have some spirit fuel!
    Here are mine:
    The face on Eric Lamaze's face when he notices he just cleared and won the medal is priceless:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BqJqHpH7bc

    This speech by Stallone to his son in Rocky something. At the end he says something so true...just get up and keep going:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Z5OookwOoY

    This last one leaves you with one true fact...you cannot fail if you don't give up!:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZlXW...eature=related

    Let me see your now!
    Thanks!
    Viv
    Over what hill? Where? When? I don\'t remember any hill....

    www.freewebs.com/caballerizadelviso

  • #2
    If I am bummed about some issue I am having with my riding, I just watch some rounds of McLain Ward and Sapphire. They remind me of what I am supposed to look like, then I visualize it when I ride. It always amazes me how much it does help, especially since I ride alone without a trainer most of the time. If you want to be the best, try to ride like the best!

    Youtube is my pocket trainer.

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    • #3
      So, not so much inspirational but it gets me psyched up when a previous lesson went bad or things aren't going well and I have to drag myself to the barn. Fort Minor: Remember the name -
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h84OAp_LYKA

      It's hard to use a current example because as a re-rider I don't have my own horse (yet!) but my 'reason' for continuing as a junior was because of my horse. I had been riding for a while and my parents had better things to spend money on than what could have been a passing interest like seemingly every sport I have played in my entire life! Anyway, my mom ( supportive of my horsey habit) had been doing some work for this lady at a barn. There was a white Arabian, whose owner had neglected and abused. Her board hadn't been paid in months and whatever 'deal' was made (I was 12 at the time, I don't know), this horse was supposed to go to a glue factory.

      In exchange for the work my mom did, we got this horse. She had terrible ground manners and was shy to literally everything. You couldn't put a halter on her, bathe her, lead her, nothing. She had lost all trust in people. This horse and I just clicked. It took a lot of effort, time, and falls, but we worked through each and every problem we had. Granted, it was just me and my mom. Anyway, even though I liked showing and can be very competitive, I dont show just to beat people (or try to!). It's an experience that I enjoy. And that was one thing we really wanted to do with her. She had never been to a show before, so we prepared for the worst. But the whole time, every step was because we have to do this for her. We can't let her life be the one she knew before. And as a result, she always tried to do everything we asked. Unfortunately she later died of cancer.

      P.s. Me and my ragamuffin Arabian got grand champion for the season.

      P.p.s. I found our ribbons and plaques while moving and decided to start riding again. This time, for my benefit more so, and I plan to rescue another horse. She taught me a lot, but what I still do everyday is to always have great turnout. It doeant matter if something costs 50 or 5000 dollars, it needs to be clean and well presented.
      What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof. -Christopher Hitchens

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      • #4
        I put on the bareback pad and go ride. If I find I am getting burned out of show stuff I spend more time just hanging out with my horses playing.....
        Live in the sunshine.
        Swim in the sea.
        Drink the wild air.

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        • #5
          I got frustrated over the weekend with a ride. I can't seem to shake it. A week before a big show in KY and I had some rails down in a course. Makes me think of not going to the show now.

          So I go back and look at pictures and videos and think that I CAN DO THIS and everyone has off days, including the horses.

          So here is a recent picture that cheers me up. This is my now 5 y.o. looking fabulous. http://pets.webshots.com/photo/29818...48495570SnXywm

          My eq, not so much in this picture, but my horse!!! He looks great. So I tell myself... hold onto the good, let go of the bad.

          and another one that makes me happy! http://pets.webshots.com/photo/21823...48495570bgJHIk

          Sometimes I think of going to a hypnotist. I've thought I want to be hypnotized so I can block out everything around me, including who is standing at the rail or ingate watching. LOL. I need some tunnel vision.
          Stoneybrook Farm Afton TN

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            #6
            I've posted a thread asking on sport psychology...

            Originally posted by tidy rabbit View Post
            I got frustrated over the weekend with a ride. I can't seem to shake it. A week before a big show in KY and I had some rails down in a course. Makes me think of not going to the show now.

            So I go back and look at pictures and videos and think that I CAN DO THIS and everyone has off days, including the horses.

            So here is a recent picture that cheers me up. This is my now 5 y.o. looking fabulous. http://pets.webshots.com/photo/29818...48495570SnXywm

            My eq, not so much in this picture, but my horse!!! He looks great. So I tell myself... hold onto the good, let go of the bad.

            and another one that makes me happy! http://pets.webshots.com/photo/21823...48495570bgJHIk

            Sometimes I think of going to a hypnotist. I've thought I want to be hypnotized so I can block out everything around me, including who is standing at the rail or ingate watching. LOL. I need some tunnel vision.
            Ooooooh! I always love your colorful jumpers. I've always wanted a flashy ride!
            I was asking about sport psychology and who has gone to therapy in another post. As we all know, the mind of an athlete is vital. Until now, only one person has gone and found a great difference. I was also considering in trying one...
            Check the post out if you want...
            Once again, congrats on the horses!
            Viv
            Over what hill? Where? When? I don\'t remember any hill....

            www.freewebs.com/caballerizadelviso

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            • #7
              When I lived in California, I had a sports pyschologist who would come to my office. Oh that was great! She understood about horse showing and it was really helpful.

              If I knew of a good one here in my area, I would totally hire him/her.

              And thanks!
              Stoneybrook Farm Afton TN

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                #8
                Just found another vid...

                ...with David O'connor riding bridleless. It's amazing how well they are together!
                I see that type of vid and it makes me want to do that. Those things pump me up!

                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImzUg...eature=related
                Over what hill? Where? When? I don\'t remember any hill....

                www.freewebs.com/caballerizadelviso

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                • #9
                  There is one video that is so inspirational but i just can't seem to find... at HITS thermal a couple of years ago Rich Fellers was in one of their grand prixs and they played a video of Flexible on the screen before his round. It was all about his injuries and recoveries and it was so touching I feel like everyone (including a lot of the other riders) were rooting for this horse to win. loved it!

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                  • #10
                    Watching any vids by GM always does it for me. USEF's free online coverage of his Horsemastership Clinic this past January is all I'd need to give me ideas for keeping my rides fresh and interesting.

                    People just need to be creative and resourceful. I have tons of books to keep me going. I ride almost completely by myself so I know a thing or two about staying out of a rut. And I never feel bad about buying a new one without finishing another. For me, it is all about keeping things interesting for me and my horse. He definitely loves it when we do more complex moves on the flat and do fun things over cavaletti or gymnastics.

                    "If you have the time, spend it. If you have a hand, lend it. If you have the money, give it. If you have a heart, share it." by me

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by tidy rabbit View Post
                      I got frustrated over the weekend with a ride. I can't seem to shake it. A week before a big show in KY and I had some rails down in a course. Makes me think of not going to the show now.

                      So I go back and look at pictures and videos and think that I CAN DO THIS and everyone has off days, including the horses.

                      So here is a recent picture that cheers me up. This is my now 5 y.o. looking fabulous. http://pets.webshots.com/photo/29818...48495570SnXywm

                      My eq, not so much in this picture, but my horse!!! He looks great. So I tell myself... hold onto the good, let go of the bad.

                      and another one that makes me happy! http://pets.webshots.com/photo/21823...48495570bgJHIk

                      Sometimes I think of going to a hypnotist. I've thought I want to be hypnotized so I can block out everything around me, including who is standing at the rail or ingate watching. LOL. I need some tunnel vision.

                      He is a beautiful horse! Every horse will make mistakes. Just keep your head up and keep trying! It always gets better! =D

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by tidy rabbit View Post

                        So here is a recent picture that cheers me up. This is my now 5 y.o. looking fabulous. http://pets.webshots.com/photo/29818...48495570SnXywm
                        He is ADORABLE! So fancy and what a face!

                        "If you have the time, spend it. If you have a hand, lend it. If you have the money, give it. If you have a heart, share it." by me

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                        • #13
                          He's a cute patoot for sure! Thanks for the encouraging words too!
                          Stoneybrook Farm Afton TN

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by tidy rabbit View Post
                            I got frustrated over the weekend with a ride. I can't seem to shake it. A week before a big show in KY and I had some rails down in a course. Makes me think of not going to the show now.

                            So I go back and look at pictures and videos and think that I CAN DO THIS and everyone has off days, including the horses.

                            So here is a recent picture that cheers me up. This is my now 5 y.o. looking fabulous. http://pets.webshots.com/photo/29818...48495570SnXywm

                            My eq, not so much in this picture, but my horse!!! He looks great. So I tell myself... hold onto the good, let go of the bad.

                            and another one that makes me happy! http://pets.webshots.com/photo/21823...48495570bgJHIk

                            Sometimes I think of going to a hypnotist. I've thought I want to be hypnotized so I can block out everything around me, including who is standing at the rail or ingate watching. LOL. I need some tunnel vision.
                            Tidy- Your Horse is gorgeous and you're doing awesome! Don't get down on yourself for a hard day or a rough ride. We all have them. Having rails isn't the worst thing by a long shot.

                            Also- I'm sending you a PM.
                            friend of bar.ka

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                            • #15
                              These are some of my favorite videos:

                              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDPsJXMX_nQ

                              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtvkaZHE-0c

                              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYwZb7Uv6XE

                              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-qQdu5mFig

                              and finally

                              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNzSYMk7trg

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                              • #16
                                This is a fun video: http://youtu.be/aWzID-JQxQ4
                                ******
                                "A good horse and a good rider are only so in mutual trust."
                                -H.M.E.

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                                • #17
                                  Might not be inspirational for everybody, but I love this.

                                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bK-jpwB3N5c

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                                  • Original Poster

                                    #18
                                    That's what I'm talking about!

                                    I added the #3 and #4 to my favorite's list.
                                    These type of vids are the ones that pump you up on those days that you have doubts, those days you feel the road has suddenly turned too long...
                                    These are the ones that fuel you up and get your motor running again...
                                    Keep 'em coming!
                                    Viv
                                    Over what hill? Where? When? I don\'t remember any hill....

                                    www.freewebs.com/caballerizadelviso

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                                    • Original Poster

                                      #19
                                      I love the ending on this one...

                                      Originally posted by Horseymama View Post
                                      This is a fun video: http://youtu.be/aWzID-JQxQ4
                                      ...when Beezie (I think it's her...) points at her horse...it really all adds up to that, right?
                                      Thanks!

                                      PS: the title is great, also...
                                      Over what hill? Where? When? I don\'t remember any hill....

                                      www.freewebs.com/caballerizadelviso

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                                      • #20
                                        I ran across this video tonight and it made me want-a go jump! And I love Beezie - she's someone I would love to meet!

                                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6Lge...eature=related
                                        Live in the sunshine.
                                        Swim in the sea.
                                        Drink the wild air.

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