Street to Stable Column Two Point with Darby Bonomi, PhD - Dignity and Kindness

Street to Stable Column Two Point with Darby Bonomi, PhD - Dignity and Kindness

A few riders and I were recently having a conversation about how we conduct ourselves in and out of the show ring. Our discussion was spurred by Izzy Baker’s The Kindness Movement (see recent interview on Street Stable) which she launched last year to raise awareness about kindness, the prevalence of bullying in our sport and how our community sometimes places value only on results. Our conversation meandered over to the topic of dignity, and how it relates to kindness.

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My Story in Hélène T. Stelian's The Next Act for Women

My Story in Hélène T. Stelian's The Next Act for Women

I'm thrilled to share my story in Hélène Tragos Stelian's blog, the Next Act for Women. Her blog is full of inspiring stories of women's transformation in mid life. Check out the full interview below:

The desire to be fully present with and for her children was the catalyst for Darby Bonomi, PhD to close her psychology practice of over 20 years and embark on a new path. Now, as her kids are older and more independent, Darby has combined her passion for horses and the equestrian sports with her background in psychology to become a performance consultant to equestrians and their families.

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Parenting Your Rider - Keeping the Big Picture in Mind

Does our sport create tension between you and your rider? Do your worries sometimes interfere with your rider’s ability to focus?  Parenting a competitive equestrian is tricky; I know from personal experience. I hope you’ll join me in conversation as we explore this topic.  Please let me know if I can help you get clarity on some of these issues in your own family.  Parents are my clients too.

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Looking for a Horse? 5 Things to Consider

Investing in a horse of your own is tremendously exciting!  For most of us, it's also a big financial commitment.  Even if the initial cost of the horse is modest, the ongoing upkeep in terms of board, training, veterinary, and farrier expenses is substantial.  Remember it costs as much to keep a cheap horse as it does an expensive horse…and even more expensive to keep a lame horse!  Just as with any investment, be sure to do your due diligence and hire the right experts to guide you.

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