Pursuing performance goals can be a grueling challenge for even the most dedicated and ambitious of us. It can be even more difficult to motivate others to stay focused and committed on the path of progress, but that's just what coaches and trainers have to do. As the team leader, it is your job to promote a cohesive team that meets the needs of not only the team but of the individual members themselves.
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Clint Allen, cutting’s top Open rider in 2011 and an earner of about $3.5 million the past 11 years, has teamed up with David and Stacie McDavid, Fort Worth, Texas, Equi-Stat’s fifth-ranked cutting owners during the 2012 season.
Stylish Rey, an National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Open Futurity finalist and young sire, died Jan. 28 at age 12. Stylish Rey has excelled as a stallion, with foals earning a combined $274,312 as cutters and working cow horses through early 2013, according to Equi-Stat records.
Emotional regulation is critical for peak performance. We have to learn how to regulate the way we feel to control the impact on our actions, and ultimately our performance. Elite athletes learn how to identify and control various emotions to stay on target with their performance goals. What type of emotions can affect the way we perform? How do they impact our performance? What can we do to minimize this impact?
Reyzin and Mary Ann Rapp made their third straight finals and earned their second title since early January by topping Wednesday’s Bonanza Cutting 4-Year-Old Non-Pro finals with a 222.5 to earn $13,692 at the Glen Rose, Texas show.
A 224 score marked by Ashley Snider, 26, the mother of two young children and the wife of Lipan, Texas, trainer Jaime Snider, and her 6-year-old gelding Sly Chance stole the show and the day’s top check, $15,556, Wednesday at the Bonanza Cutting.