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Steffen Peters Talks About Daily Mental Therapy as he Seeks Place on 5th USA Olympic Team

Six months after Steffen Peters disclosed mental health issues sustained after a quarter century among the world’s elite competitors, the rider reports he works daily on recovery, imprinting images of his 2009 World Cup victory on Ravel to control his thoughts and emotions as he seeks a place on what would be his fifth Olympic team for America.

Suppenkasper, the horse that was bought two years ago with the goal of going to the Tokyo Games, has become what Steffen jokes is a “therapist,” as recently he has spent several hours a day with the 12-year-old KWPN gelding.

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Article written by: KENNETH J. BRADDICK





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