This morning I've received a bunch of emails asking about Continue
shipping costs for The Confident Competitor program.
I'm sorry I wasn't more clear. There are NO shipping costs.
You don't have to wait for anything to come in the mail. The
program is completely digital and you get immediate access to it.
So if you've enjoyed the audios and would like more in-depth
training, go to:…
Added by Jane Savoie on July 26, 2011 at 8:30am —
Added by Jane Savoie on June 14, 2011 at 12:39pm —
Jane Savoie and Peter Raymond joined forces at EQ-Equisense to create the world’s first SmartTack for Equestrians.
After extensive research and development, Savoie and Raymond announced today that their revolutionary new product EQ-Equisense SmartTack is now available for purchase by dressage centers and universities.
Savoie saw the need for a system like SmartTack because she recognized the unique challenges facing riding instructors and students—the ability to… Continue
Added by Jane Savoie on April 2, 2011 at 4:13pm —
Today's the last day to get 10 days access to Jane Savoie
's Dressage Mentor coaching site for just one dollar.
Take a look at what you're missing for a fraction of the cost of riding lessons.http://www.dressagementor.com/onedollar
Added by Jane Savoie on February 24, 2011 at 7:30am —
Check out my latest dvd designed to help your horse pick up the correct canter lead every time! Check it out at:http://www.eqtrained.com/shop.html
Added by Jane Savoie on February 14, 2011 at 8:37am —
Do you ever feel like your dressage horse’s shoulders are so stiff and stuck that not only is it hard to turn him, but his hindquarters are disconnected from his front end?
If your horse’s shoulders are stuck, it’s like having a kink in a water hose. The energy can’t flow from behind, over the… Continue
Added by Jane Savoie on December 31, 2010 at 2:30pm —
I’ve dealt with a lot of spooky dressage horses, and I find that often shying gets worse because riders do one or all of the following things.
1. Hit or kick him to make him obedient.
2. Make him walk straight up to scary object and face it straight on.
3. Forget to go around your ring in both directions.
4. Force him to go close to the scary object.
5. Patting and soothing him while he’s shying.
Let’s understand the nature of horses:
Added by Jane Savoie on December 11, 2010 at 5:30pm —
In today’s clip on the walk, I’ll show you
how to ask your horse to stretch during the free walk and
give you some ideas on what to do if your horse is either
lazy in the walk or gets nervous and wants to jig.
Added by Jane Savoie on November 30, 2010 at 7:15am —
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if your horse could read your mind? Riding would be so much simpler if your horse could instantly understand every thought you had about what you’d like him to do.
Well, of course, your horse can’t really read your mind. But there are some very subtle and elegant ways to control your body and give crystal clear aids so it’s almost like he IS reading your mind.
So to help you see that it really IS possible to clearly communicate with your horse,… Continue
Added by Jane Savoie on November 28, 2010 at 9:19am —
People often tell me that their horses leg yield very well as far as going sideways is concerned, but they tend to toss their heads and show resistance to the reins. In desperation, some riders even use a tie down to put pressure on the nose to discourage their horses from yanking at the reins.
If your horse finds it fairly easy to cross his legs and move sideways with his body, yet he's tossing his head during leg yields, it sounds like he's objecting to your contact… Continue
Added by Jane Savoie on November 26, 2010 at 10:00am —
Last week, I started this series to help you decide how and when to introduce new work. That blog focused on Training and First Levels. What follows is Part 2 of that series.
Let's say your horse is solid at first level. Look ahead to the Second Level movements. Check out the dressage tests. You'll see that you need to work on shoulder-in
, haunches-in,… Continue
Added by Jane Savoie on November 12, 2010 at 2:30pm —
Riders often ask me, "How do I know it's the right time to start training something a bit harder?"
This is a big topic so I'm going to cover it over two blogs. In this blog, I'll give you a way to come up with a logical plan for introducing new work at Training Level. Next week, I'll show you to plan to move up to Second and Third Level. I'll also show you how you can use feedback from competition to help you decide whether or not you're ready to move up.
First, I just want to… Continue
Added by Jane Savoie on October 29, 2010 at 3:30pm —
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It’s just as important to do a good free walk with your dressage horse at Training Level as it is to develop your trot and canter work. Many riders lose sight of the fact that they should pay as much attention to the medium walk and free walk as they do to the other two gaits.
First, let me define the free walk. It’s a gait of relaxation. Your dressage horse should lengthen his frame and lower his head and neck so he looks like he’s going to graze. His poll is lower than his… Continue
Added by Jane Savoie on October 15, 2010 at 1:30pm —
Riding with soft hands is an awesome goal, and your horse will thank you for it. In this training tip, I'm going to give you both some simple physical exercises and also some fun mental exercises to help you achieve this goal.
Here are 2 physical exercises.
1. Tie two reins or ropes or even two pieces of baling twine to a sturdy fence. Hold the ropes as if they are reins. Take up a contact of at least 10 pounds in each hand. Then, adjust the weight of the… Continue
Added by Jane Savoie on October 1, 2010 at 10:05am —
Equisense Systems unveils a revolution in equestrian sports at The World Equestrian Games, September 2010.EQ Equisense Systems, Inc. will debut the most revolutionary equestrian training system in the industry at the World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky. Developed with three-time ...Olympic coach, Jane Sa...voie, and the world-renowned McPhail Equine Performance Center Institute, EQs line of products changes the face of equestrian sports forever.Savoie says, “This exciting marriage of… Continue
Added by Jane Savoie on September 24, 2010 at 6:47am —
Hi Guys, Continue
Attitude is a choice. You don't have to have a bad day. Here are 3 simple ways to insure that every ride you have with your horse is a great one!
1. Learn to see things in shades of grey.
Want to know how to have a great ride everyday? Stop expecting perfection. Don't look at training and competing in black or white terms. Instead, learn to see things in "shades of gray". The key to seeing shades of gray is to recognize when…
Added by Jane Savoie on September 17, 2010 at 9:00am —
One of the biggest mistakes riders make when we're trying to overcome horseback riding fears is that we direct our efforts toward the conscious mind. You know--willpower, iron-jawed determination. The problem with that strategy is that you can only make short-term, temporary changes when you direct your efforts to your conscious mind. To make permanent changes, direct your efforts to the part of your brain that truly determines your actions--your subconscious… Continue
Added by Jane Savoie on September 3, 2010 at 10:42am —
First, let me define rhythm and tempo. I want to do this because lots of dressage riders use those terms interchangeably and they don't mean the same thing.
Rhythm - Regularity of the rhythm refers to the even spacing between each step in a stride of walk, trot or canter. Regular rhythm is a priority for all work--whether or not you're riding a pure dressage horse
. Movements and exercises… Continue
Added by Jane Savoie on August 20, 2010 at 9:30am —
It’s completely reasonable that you might have some fear when horseback riding. After all, you’re dealing with a reactive (reactive means bolt, spin, buck, shy, or rear!) animal that outweighs you by a lot! But you can solve those horseback riding fears by adopting an attitude of gratitude.
The first thing you need to remember is that 99% of the things you fear never come to pass. So why waste all that energy worrying about things that will probably never happen. Mark Twain… Continue
Added by Jane Savoie on August 6, 2010 at 10:35am —