The Thinking Rider

Unlock your peak performance

Improve your mental game and learn to enjoy your riding as never before: "To think that the rise and fall of athlete performance on a given day can be explained by random luck or fate is a mistake." (Robert Schinke).


Dr Robert Schinke has concentrated his attentions on the psychological aspect of sport training in general and equestrianism in particular. He offers the reader a wider repertoire of skills to aid the motivational approach to riding. This book deals with confidence, optimism, emotional management, practicing techniques and performance perspectives. The author delves deep into the behaviour of equestrians, providing practical techniques that will be of use to every rider from the aspiring national competitor to the recreational rider, and his or her coach.

Dr. Robert J. Schinke


Hardcover with jacker, 160 pages