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Me and val

Andrea Harrison

Andrea Harrison is an educator who is passionate about all species, including dogs, horses and humans! She has taken her positive message to the media many times, including appearances on TV shows, print and on radio. She has worked with a wide variety of people as an educator for decades. The science of brain research fascinates her. Helping students of all ages be successful, reduce anxiety and stress and manage their time by using her training in counselling, personality typing, and experiences matters to her. Her competitive addictions are dressage and agility. Andrea and her animals have earned many ribbons and titles together. Her super star dog Sally was the canine lead in the feature film “Saving Dinah". Andrea attained B level Pony Club before aging out and then completed her Level one coaching certification. A passionate life learner one of her favourite parts of teaching (and coaching) is the learning it allows her to do.

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About this Course

What exactly are we going to cover?

Great question - and one harder to answer than it might seem as students influence where we stop and spend the most time  -but here is the syllabus!

Week One

Planning and Goal Setting

Why do it, and what’s the difference between the two?

Making planning and goal setting work for you.

Strategies: Finding Motivation


Week Two

It’s All in Your Head – brain research  to help you

Developing  Your Master Plan

First Stages of Goal Setting

Strategies:  Goal Setting Templates


Week Three

On Being Realistic

How does your horse life work for you? Self-evaluation and “the experts”

Record keeping:  stage one

Strategies:  Learning Styles and how you can use yours to benefit yourself


Week Four

Dealing with disappointment

Managing when the learning opportunity doesn’t mesh with your style - being coachable

Revisiting Goals

Record keeping: stage two

Strategies:  Finding Calmness in adversity  


Week Five:

Getting your riding issues under control

Showing success (even if it’s failure)

Change (what is it really good for?)

Strategies:  Dealing with Stress and Nerves


Week Six

Checking your goal development

Final tweaking of your master plan

Moving Forward

Strategies: The Dunning-Kruger Effect and Flea Circuses