We’ve all been there, even Olympians: Those jittery nerves that turn all thoughts into bad ones, right before it’s time to enter the ring. This week, we’ll discuss how to handle hardcore anxiety. Also, equestrians have a bad habit of going against medical advice. Why do we do that, and what are the repercussions? Thanks for tuning in.
Dr. Gabby Ledger is a physician in Ontario, Canada, who has been a family medical care practitioner and a child psychiatrist. She’s also an equestrian who competes at the intermediate and one-star level in eventing.
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Jessica Payne is a 32-year-old international event rider who is rarely seen without her long-haired chihuahua under her arm. She was born in London, Ontario but grew up in Franklin, Tenn. and graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Animal Science. She once lost the tip of her pinky finger clipping her 4* horse, and husband Doug says she can “talk to anyone including a wall….and they will like it!”
Justine Griffin is an award winning 29-year-old journalist who has written about everything from horses to high profile CEOs to her ovaries. (She donated her eggs once.) Two things she loves the most? Whippet puppies and cheese. Justine is a firm believer in unicorns and feminism. So take everything she says with a grain of salt.
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