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The River Tiger Podcast

Marianne Davies

Join us as we engage in curious unscripted conversations with practitioners and researchers in the fields of learning, skill acquisition, movement sciences, ethics, philosophy, and all things sport, activity, ecological, and equestrian. Our mission is to bring evidence based research and theory to life in a way that is engaging, fun and practical.

Passionate about movement, sports, learning, coaching, and research, I'm a skill acquisition specialist dedicated to helping you reach your fullest potential, no matter your level or chosen activity.

 

In our fast-paced lives, both humans and horses often find themselves in limiting and impoverished movement environments. But fear not! Our mission is to bring evidence-based research and theory to life in an engaging, practical, and fun way. Our goal is to bridge the gap between theory and reality, transforming your approach to movement skill development.

 

Join our passionate community, cultivate skills, build relationships, and champion ethics in a joyful and practical way. Get ready for an exhilarating adventure into the world of becoming skilful!




Episodes
If movement behaviour is a problem-solving activity, what does that mean for correct biomechanics? A conversation with skill acquisition specialist, Tyler Yearby.February 27, 2024
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Welfare, safety, and training. Exploring a systems view of equestrianism with PhD candidate Karen Luke.January 27, 2024
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Are instructions always good? Exploring the importance of how and why coaches guide 'Focus of Attention' with Dr Vicky Gottwald and Dr Robin Owen.December 23, 2023
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Understanding coaching eco-systems: Challenges and opportunities for developing a more nonlinear coaching practice. A conversation with Dr Mark O'Sullivan.December 03, 2023
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Fuelling your coaching journey: Event rider and coach Alex van Randwyck shares her insights on how to develop and nurture your own coaching skills.August 27, 2023
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Are you paying attention? Exploring the role of 'focus of attention' in skill acquisition with Richard BarbourAugust 27, 2023
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Part 2. 'Maybe their feet know something we don't.' A conversation with Lacy Stormes, barefoot showjumping USA.July 28, 2023
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The transformative bond: Exploring embodied cognition in motor racing, with Dr Gal Ziv.July 15, 2023
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Part 1. 'Maybe their feet know something we don't.' A conversation with Lacy Stormes, barefoot showjumping USA.June 27, 2023
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Poker faces and the reason we don't ride zebras. A conversation with Dr Carrie IjichiJune 23, 2023
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Hoof talk: A guide to barefoot basics, with Equine Podiatrists Nia Cooke, Ali Taylor, and Harriet Jane Szwed.June 17, 2023
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Stepping outside the Matrix: (Re)examining our relationships with horses, with Equine Ethologist Renate Larssen.May 24, 2023
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Beyond tradition: Reshaping equestrianism for the modern world. A conversation with Organisational Culture researcher and practitioner, Dr Niels Feddersen.May 20, 2023
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Part 2. Anti-fragility: Building a resourceful body. A conversation with Dr Paula Silva.May 12, 2023
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Part 1. Becoming anti-fragile: Turning adversity into advantage and opportunities for growth. A conversation with Dr Paula Silva.May 10, 2023
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In Action and in the Code: Enhancing concussion recovery through technology, with Dr James StaffordMay 06, 2023
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We need to 're-set' peoples eyes in terms of what is normal behaviour for a horse: A conversation with Dr Sue Dyson about the Ridden Horse Pain EthogramApril 30, 2023
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Part 2: What is a coaching philosophy and why do we need one? A conversation with Dr Alex Lascu, Dr Carl Woods, Craig Morris and David Farrokh.April 27, 2023
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Part 1: What is a coaching philosophy and why do we need one? A conversation with Dr Alex Lascu, Dr Carl Woods, Craig Morris and David Farrokh.April 27, 2023
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The importance of saddles, saddle design, and listening to our horses. A conversation with Dr Anne Bondi, the Saddle Research Trust Seminars,.April 19, 2023
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Creating optimal learning environments and supporting motivationMarch 27, 2023
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Part 2. Exploring the concept of 'feel' with 'For The Horse' equine educator and consultant, Chris Adderson.March 03, 2023
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Part 1. Exploring the concept of 'feel' with 'For The Horse' equine educator and consultant, Chris Adderson. February 23, 2023
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Snow, Rabbits and Pooh Sticks: motivation, arousal and focus of attention in the ugly zoneJanuary 07, 2023
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Learning in the Ugly Zone: The Importance of Play and Exploration (with guest Snoopy) December 31, 2022
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