Welcome back to another blog post! Can you believe that we are in mid October already? This entire year has gone by SO fast.
For today’s post, I am collaborating with Cyrine Cherif, who is a fellow Equestrian blogger and a professional show jumper. Cyrine has over 18 years of experience working with horses as well as coaching and mentoring many riders, from beginner to advanced.
I am going to tell you more about Cyrine and I also have asked her a couple interview style questions. Enjoy!
1. She Has Competed Nationally and Internationally
Cyrine is not only an amazing blogger, but she has also competed nationally and internationally for the stable Al Shaqab in Qatar. Not to mention that this stable is one of the biggest Equestrian complexes in the world! (WOW).
2. She Has a Coaching Program for Equestrians
As well as creating a blog, Cyrine has also created an online one-on-one coaching program for horse riders. Cyrine coaches many horse riders at Al Shaqab, so she has many years of experience. She has worked with Olympic level riders and trainers since she was very young. In her online coaching program, Cyrine mentors and helps many riders to improve their riding skills, solve any issues they are having with their horses, and creates personal exercises for each rider. This is a great program for any horse rider who is wanting to improve! Cyrine also has many amazing reviews from horse riders who had great success working with Cyrine and her program. If you are interested in her coaching program, I would definitely recommend you check it out!
3. She Also Has a Personal Development Blog
Besides having a successful equestrian blog, Cyrine also has a personal development blog. She writes on topics such as her favourite books for a month, long distance relationship advice, or happiness and positivity tips. People who have given her amazing reviews not only say that she is a fantastic riding coach, but she also is their life coach. Cyrine is a fantastic writer and very inspirational!
Next, I asked Cyrine a couple interview questions about the story behind why she started an equestrian blog as well as she tells us about her #1 riding tip.
What inspired you to start an Equestrian blog?
Actually I started my blog with self development because I really love it. I love self help books, and all those people who give advices on how to be the best version of yourself. It helped me a lot in my personal life. I even passed a life coach certification just to be able to help people have a better mindset and be more organized in their life.
But then I realized, people see me as a horse rider, cause it’s my job and my whole life…! So I should do something that resonates with who I am. I have a lot students and people who come to me for riding advices. This is when I decided, I should write about riding!
What is your #1 riding tip you would give to any rider?
Make sure you build a friendship with your horses, by spending time with them in the stable, in the paddock, in the field or whatever. They need love just like us. Build trust while you ride. The moment, they trust you and appreciate your love this is when you will discover the real thing about horse riding. And the real thing is when your horse is willing to do fantastic things for you. This is when you see some riders riding without a bridle in the woods and have 100% trust although their horse was unridable before or this is when you are able to win a 1m45 class with a horse who didn’t want to pass number one on a 1m20 couple of months ago.
Even if you don’t have your own horse, and you ride in a club, respect and appreciate the horses you are riding. Bring them carrots, pat them when you finish an exercise etc… They quickly know the difference between one rider and another.
Thank you so much for reading and make sure to go give Cyrine some love on her blog because she has a lot of valuable tips and helpful blog posts that apply to any rider. Until next time… don’t forget to hug your horse!
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