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Facial Nerves and the Importance of Proper Bridle Fitting.

Facial Nerves and the Importance of Proper Bridle Fitting. | Horse and Rider Awareness | Scoop.it

Via Susie Blackmon
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Why is it important that your bridle fits the horse you put it on?  Check out this article to see why.

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makes you think!!!

This is my gift for horse people all over the world.  I realize you are looking for proven techniques to train both your horse and your students.  Now you do!  The Horse and Rider Awareness videos are homemade and follow the training progress of several horses and riders over the years.  They are live films taken in the actual training session so you can see what happens to real horses and riders.  There is no editing and I am filming as I coaching.  These techniques have been tested on 1000's of horses and riders and have also been used in instructor training and certification programs.
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3 Magic Riding Position Fixes with Randi Thompson

Would you like to have 3 Magic Riding Position Fixes that you can use to improve your riding position or your students? This is Randi Thompson of Horse and Rider Awareness

 
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This is Randi Thompson of Horse and Rider Awareness and was filmed at West Equestrian Services and Training in Sand Springs, Oklahoma. (http://www.westhorse.net) During the "Ride with The Masters" clinic with Cheryl West. Most of the riders are currently competing in USDF Dressage, USEF Western Dressage and Cowboy dressage. There were more western saddles there than I have seen in a long time!
 
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Jumping Instructors Webinar Jan 2017

Here it is! The official replay of the Jumping Instructors Webinar #2. We had lots of fun and shared so much great information. 

 
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. In "From the Judges Box" we discussed the importance of teaching your riders how to do a courtesy circle. We also give you tips on how to do that. In "Teaching Techniques" We focused on "active learning" and how important it is for us to communicate what is happening with our students by asking questions. We show you how that process works! Finally, in Horse Business #101 We discuss marketing with social media. No website? No problem. Use your business page instead! Our Hosts were Paddy Downing-Nyegard and Randi Thompson. Our Moderator was Laura Kelland-May

Join us on FB at https://www.facebook.com/jumpinginstructors
 
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Dressage Instructors Webinar #2 Jan 12, 2017

The official replay of the Dressage Instructors Webinar #2.  Now you can enjoy a lively discussion on some super topics by watching this free webinar designed especially for you!

 
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The official replay of the Dressage Instructors Webinar #2.

 In "From the Judges Box" we discussed the importance of instructors knowing how to teach their riders how to ride a straight line and exercises they could use. In "Teaching Techniques" We quickly found ourselves chatting about the importance of asking the right questions to make our lessons more interesting for our riders and as a way for us to determine all the time if they have control of their riding position and of the horse. Finally, in Horse Business #101 we go where many professionals in the horse world are afraid to go. Record Keeping. We share simple ideas that will get you started. Our Hosts were Jodi Lees Dressage and Randi Thompson. Our Moderator was Laura Kelland-May. Welcome to Dressage Instructors! Join the Dressage Instructors FB page at https://www.facebook.com/dressageinstructors
 
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Dressage Instructors Webinar. Horse Business 101. Social Media Marketing #1

Check out Horse Business 101 from the Dressage Instructors Webinar. How are people finding your horse business or service? Did you know that over 80% of your potential clients are looking for what you have to offer online first? Will they find you or your competitor?

 
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Now you can use Facebook to have the online presence you need! Join us as we discuss how our businesses have changed as a result of social media. You can also listen as we share the secrets to success when marketing your horse business on social media.
 
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Dressage Instructors Webinar #1 From the Judges Box. Circles

Dressage Instructors Webinar. From the Judges Box. Circles... We had a lot of fun and shared tips on circles and different ideas on how you can teach them to your student.

 
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Still a few glitches at times as we learn how webinars work, but onward we go on this amazing adventure. This is "From the Judges Box" where we discuss the all important circles. In Part #2 we go into "Teaching Techniques". The stretchy movements in dressage. What do you need to know about teaching it? Part #3 "Horse Business 101". Facebook marketing. How social media will make a difference in your horse business! 


 We will be sharing more webinars and live events. Stay tuned.
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Jumping Instructors Webinar Judges Pet Peeves Episode 1

This is from the Jumping Instructors Webinar. Nov 2016 It is episode 1 if 3. In this section, we discuss Judges Pet Peeves in the land of hunters/Juumpers and equitation. 

 
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This is from the Jumping Instructors Webinar. Nov 2016 It is episode 1 if 3. In this section, we discuss Judges Pet Peeves in the land of hunters and equitation! This is Randi Thompson with USEF "R"Judges Paddy Nygard-Downing and Laura Kelland-May.

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Introducing! The Jumping Instructor Programs

Are you a jumping instructor coaching riders who are competing over fences and on the flat? Then the Jumping Instructor Programs are for you! We want to se
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Here we go! We are officially announcing the Jumping Instructor Programs! If you are a jumping instructor coaching riders who are competing over fences and on the flat then the Jumping Instructor Programs are for you! We want to see you succeed in the horse world and will be sharing teaching techniques, business and marketing tips that you can use to take your horse business to the next level of success. Did I mention that two USEF "R" Hunter/Jumper/Equitation judges will be joining us to share their advice on what you need to know to win in the show ring? Join our Facebook page,  https://www.facebook.com/jumpinginstructors  to join in on our discussions and to see what events we will be creating to make a difference in your horse business.  We will be presenting webinars (like watching a TV show where you can ask questions) and our Live Jumping Instructors Bootcamp Tryon, NC-Spring 2017
 
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'Ride with the Masters! Improve Your Riding Skills Today 

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Ride with the Masters! Tulsa Oklahoma. Randi Thompson
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Tulsa, Oklahoma. Join with Cheryl West and +Horse and Rider Awareness with Randi Thompson Improve your riding and training skills! Randi has produced National Champions in Dressage, Jr. Jumpers, Natural Walking Horses and Arabian Western Pleasure. Check out her website at: Horse and Rider Awareness Clinic dates Nov. 17th and 18th. Limited Private and Semi Private sessions with Randi are available. Contact West Equestrian today!  
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Randi Thompson of Horse and Rider Awareness to Speak at the Certified Horsemanship Assn. International Conference!   

This month I am honored to speak at the Certified Horsemanship Association International Conference (CHA) This is a wonderful organization for those who are coaching horse back riding of any discipline.

 
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So many great speakers and programs designed with techniques that riding instructors can use to improve their riders skills and of course... the all important aspects of doing business in the horse world. You can sign up for the CHA International Conference, or check out the list of speakers at: http://cha-ahse.org/…/pages/47/International_Conference.html I look forward to meeting old friends and meeting new friends there soon!
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  "The Movers and Shakers of the Horse World presents:  Coagi Long of the Equine Affaire!"

"The Movers and Shakers of the Horse World proudly presents Coagi Long. Coagi currently serves as Vice President & Executive Producer of the Equine Affaire

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"The Movers and Shakers of the Horse World proudly presents Coagi Long. Coagi currently serves as Vice President & Executive Producer of the largest equestrian related trade shows in the United states Equine Affaire, Inc. (Official) Have you been there yet? These shows are standing room only and features the top horse trainers and people in the horse world." Now you can join with us live and have even more fun! Several of our attendees will also be able to ask Coagi a question that you might have. Register now to come to the FREE live event or to listen to the replay. This is the registration link: http://buff.ly/2cYyUW8
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Bending. The most amazing technique you have seen. From halt to walk. S4 Riding instruction

"What does bending mean and how should your horse be positioned in front of your seat? You are going to love this technique!" 

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"Horse people everywhere are not sure of where they should be positioning their horses head for the right "bend". By looking through the ears of the horse you will find that you will be riding the horses shoulders instead of simply bringing their head over! How cool is this? Now you can watch as I show Trudy, from the halt than at the walk, how to do this and what she is going to feel it. Are you ready to try this on your horse?
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"Is your horse in front of the aids? Check out this easy technique to know"

"Did you know... that when a horse is in "front of the riders aids (connected from the back to the front) that the base of the horses neck gets thick?" Now you can watch this blast from the past to see how this concept brought Trudy and Ani to a new level of connection"

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In this session we continue with Trudy teaching Ani how to stay on "contact". Before this Ani was ridden on a loose rein. This is new for Ani and like most horses she is not sure what is happening. In this session you will see how Trudy and Ani connect better when Ani is “thick in the base of her neck. (I was thrilled to be able to film this part of the training process as many riders have never seen what happens with a horse and rider going to the next level) The next time you ride try this on your horse.

 Can you feel the difference in the connection when they are thick in the base of their necks?
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The Rainbow (in a horses neck)at the trot/canter transitions. Is your horse connected? S4 Dressage

"The Rainbow... An easy way for you to know if your horse is connecting the way you want it do. Check out this easy to use technique to see if your horse has a "Rainbow" in your trot/canter transitions today to know if your horse is really connected or not"
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For most of us, keeping our horses balanced and in connection is important. We like the way it feels when our horses connect with us at that level. An easy way to be able to "see" (yes, sometimes we do look down) is by keeping a "Rainbow" in your horses neck. Of course, it is much more than that... However, this is an easy technique that will let you know when your horse is really on the aids/in front of the legs/on the bit, round, packaged, the beginning of self carriage.
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Dressage Instructors Webinar #3 Feb 2017

Here it is! The replay of the Dressage Instructors Webinar from Feb 2017  

 
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Here it is! The replay for the Dressage Instructors #3 Feb 2017.

We had technical issues but were able to get most of them straightened out. You will notice the words we say don't always match our mouths... Thank you, everyone, who attended live! We enjoyed chatting with you. 

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NEW Jumping Instructors Webinar. FREE.  Wednesday January 25th1

NEW Jumping Instructors Webinar. FREE.  Wednesday January 25th1 | Horse and Rider Awareness | Scoop.it

NEW Jumping Instructors Webinar. Wednesday, Jan 25th! Register today at http://bit.ly/2jZhKus ;

 
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 Topics include: "From the Judges Box. It’s all about the Courtesy Circles” The Courtesy Circles are more important than most to the judge than most of the riders who are competing know. How do you teach your riders how to properly ride the courtesy circles for the hunter and equitation rings? What can you do so that your students can show off what they able to do with their horses?

 "Teaching Techniques. Communication with Your Students" It’s all about how we are communicating to our students. Have you heard of the Socratic technique for sharing information? Now you can discover how asking and answering questions will create a “thinking rider.” Asking the right questions will make a difference in everything you are doing to keep your students safe and to take you to the next level as a professional jumping instructor. Wait until you hear what we have to share about why communicating in this manner is so important to what you are doing as a jumping instructor. 

"Horse Business 101" Many horse professionals are now using a Facebook business page to market and promote their horse business. They find it working better for them than their website! Join us as we explore how you can use Facebook and social media can make a difference for how you are promoting and marketing your horse business. 

Your Hosts Paddy Downing-Nyegard is a USEF "R" Judge Hunter/Equitation/Jumpers (25 years). Paddy is well known in the hunter/jumper world where she has judged at shows that include: Devon, Harrisburg National, Palm Beach (Winter Equestrian Festival) Pebble Beach, the Arabian Nationals and more. 

Randi Thompson is the founder of Horse and Rider Awareness. Randi has been coaching professionals in the horse world for over 20 years in horse and rider training, business and marketing. Randi is also the founder of How To Market Your Horse Business, Jumping Instructors, and Dressage Instructors . Website: https://www.horseandriderawareness.com 

Moderator Laura Kelland-May is a Canadian Sr. Judge (hunter/jumper/equitation/hack) and USEF "R" Judge   Her website is http://www.thistleridgestables.com/skillbuilders/


Join us in the FREE Jumping Instructors Webinar. We are going to share tips that you will be able to use right away to improve what you are doing in the horse business!

Those who would like to invest more in their success can join us for our live Jumper Instructor Bootcamp Spring 2017. Register for the FREE Jumping Instructors Webinar at: http://bit.ly/2jZhKus ;

Would you like to be a sponsor or have a special gift that you would like to share with other Jumping Instructors? Contact us today! We will be giving away free prizes during our webinars and the live Jumper Instructor Webinars and the live Jumping Instructor Bootcamp - Spring 2017  
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FREE Dressage Instructors Webinar. Jan 12th. Register today to join us live (and chat with us!) or to listen to the replay. bit.ly/2iudYc4  

FREE Dressage Instructors Webinar. Jan 12th. Register today to join us live (and chat with us!) or to listen to the replay. bit.ly/2iudYc4   | Horse and Rider Awareness | Scoop.it
Attention Dressage Instructors! FREE Webinar is January 12! Register today at: buff.ly/2hXL33b Topics include: "From the Judges Box" Are you coaching… - Dressage Instructors – Google+
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Topics Include "Teaching Techniques" It’s all about how we are communicating to our students. Have you heard of the Socratic technique for sharing information? Now you can discover how asking and answering questions will create a “thinking rider.” Asking the right questions will make a difference in everything you are doing to keep your students safe and to take you to the next level as a professional dressage instructor. "Horse Business 101" Record Keeping. This is a tough area for most professionals in the horse world. Join us as we discuss some of the basics that are important to your business. The records you should be keeping can also make a difference legally. What do you need to know and where should you get started. Register today for your FREE Dressage Instructors Webinar! Those who register will be able to watch what we are doing, even if you are unable to attend as it will be recorded. Join us for the live Dressage Instructors webinar and you can ask questions! Click on this link: bit.ly/2iudYc4   Join the FB Dressage Instructors page at:  https://www.facebook.com/dressageinstructors  For interviews and more information contact the Dressage Instructors Team.
 
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Now you can listen in to the Dressage... - Dressage Instructors | Facebook

Now you can listen in to the Dressage... - Dressage Instructors | Facebook | Horse and Rider Awareness | Scoop.it

Now you can listen in to the Dressage Instructors Webinar as we discussed "Teaching Techniques" Our topic was the "Stretchy Movements" and we shared tips that you can use when coaching your students. We also chatted about metronomes and where you can get one that clips on your rider!

 
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Now you can listen in to the Dressage Instructors Webinar as we discussed "Teaching Techniques" Our topic was the "Stretchy Movements" and we shared tips that you can use when coaching your students. We also chatted about metronomes and where you can get one that clips on your rider!
 
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Are you a dressage instructor in the horse world? If so... then this FREE Dressage Instructor Webinar is what you have been looking for!   

Are you a dressage instructor in the horse world? If so... then this FREE Dressage Instructor Webinar is what you have been looking for!    | Horse and Rider Awareness | Scoop.it
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The Dressage Instructors Webinar is designed for riding instructors who want to improve what they are doing while coaching riders who are competing in dressage. Running a horse business is more than just coaching... we also need to know how to make it a business. Now you can discover the "Secrets used by Top Trainers" as Jodi and Randi share valuable tips that will make a difference in your horse business.

Topics include: "From the Judges Box" Are you coaching riders who are competing in dressage? Would you like to hear what a judge has to say about what they are seeing? What do you need to know to bring home more blue ribbons and higher scores? How to use the dressage test movements to show your horse best qualities to the judge.

 "Teaching Rein Connection" Contact. What does it really mean and how can you teach it to your students? Watch as Jodi and Randi demonstrate techniques that you can use right away! We will also talk about Double bridles and how they should fit inside the horse's mouth.

 "Horse Business 101"  Marketing Your Horse Business with Facebook and social media. How promoting your horse business can be easier than ever!

Your Hosts: 
 Jodi Jones Lees is a dressage trainer, instructor and USEF "R" licensed Dressage judge. She has been competing for over 35 years and instructing for over 25 years. Jodi is currently waiting for her upgrade to "S" status. Website: http://www.riversedgefarms.com

 Randi Thompson is the founder of Horse and Rider Awareness. Randi has been coaching professionals in the horse world for over 20 years in horse and rider training, business and marketing. She has recently produced National and Regional USDF through Intermediate 1. Website: http://www.horseandriderawareness.com 

Register today to watch the FREE Dressage Instructors Webinar or to listen to the replay as many times as you like. http://bit.ly/2g0upQ7

Those who would like to invest more in their success stay tuned! The Dressage Instructor Bootcamp that will be held in spring 2017-Tryon NC area. A

Are you interested in sponsoring special prizes and gifts for the DRESSAGE Instructors Webinar? Contact the organizer for more information Facebook? 

 Check out our new Facebook page Dressage Instructors: https://www.facebook.com/Dressage-Instructors  ;
 
 
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Jumping Instructors.  Teaching Techniques and Tips  2

This is from the Jumping Instructors Webinar Nov 2016 

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We did it! The first Jumping Instructors Webinar. It was an adventure trying to understand all the technical stuff but we had a great time and shared a lot of information. This short video is from the section "Teaching Techniques and Tips" where USEF "R" Hunter/Jumper/Equitation judges Paddy Downing-Nyegard and Laura Kelland-May join with me in discussing this important topic. Please join the Jumping Instructors FB page to watch the other topics we discussed t
 
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Are you using the Press to promote your horse business or service yet?  Check out this press release for the FREE Jumping Instructor Webinar! Nov 3 2016, 8 PM - American Horse Publications1

Are you using the Press to promote your horse business or service yet?  Check out this press release for the FREE Jumping Instructor Webinar! Nov 3 2016, 8 PM - American Horse Publications1 | Horse and Rider Awareness | Scoop.it
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Getting noticed in the Press. Are you using press releases to promote your business or service? We are getting closer to the magical date (Nov 3rd) when Paddy Downing-Nyegard and I will be hosting the Jumping Instructors FREE webinar with moderator Laura Kelland-May (that is two USEF "R" Hunter/Jumper/Equitation judges!) Over 130 people have already registered. As part of the Jumping Instructor Programs we are showing riding instructors about the business side of the horse business. This is a press release that was released this week with the American Horse Publications This is a horse media group (they promote the news) of people who are involved in the horse world. Click on the photo below to see what our press release looks like. You can also join the new Jumping Instructors Fb page at:  https://www.facebook.com/jumpinginstructors/          http://buff.ly/2eX9clN
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Are you a dressage instructor in the horse world? If so... then this FREE Dressage Instructor Webinar is what you have been looking for!   

Are you a dressage instructor in the horse world? If so... then this FREE Dressage Instructor Webinar is what you have been looking for!    | Horse and Rider Awareness | Scoop.it
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The Dressage Instructors Webinar is designed for riding instructors who want to improve what they are doing while coaching riders who are competing in dressage. Running a horse business is more than just coaching... we also need to know how to make it a business. Now you can discover the "Secrets used by Top Trainers" as Jodi and Randi share valuable tips that will make a difference in your horse business.

Topics include: "From the Judges Box" Are you coaching riders who are competing in dressage? Would you like to hear what a judge has to say about what they are seeing? What do you need to know to bring home more blue ribbons and higher scores? How to use the dressage test movements to show your horse best qualities to the judge.

 "Teaching Rein Connection" Contact. What does it really mean and how can you teach it to your students? Watch as Jodi and Randi demonstrate techniques that you can use right away! We will also talk about Double bridles and how they should fit inside the horse's mouth.

 "Horse Business 101"  Marketing Your Horse Business with Facebook and social media. How promoting your horse business can be easier than ever!

Your Hosts: 
 Jodi Jones Lees is a dressage trainer, instructor and USEF "R" licensed Dressage judge. She has been competing for over 35 years and instructing for over 25 years. Jodi is currently waiting for her upgrade to "S" status. Website: http://www.riversedgefarms.com

 Randi Thompson is the founder of Horse and Rider Awareness. Randi has been coaching professionals in the horse world for over 20 years in horse and rider training, business and marketing. She has recently produced National and Regional USDF through Intermediate 1. Website: http://www.horseandriderawareness.com 

Register today to watch the FREE Dressage Instructors Webinar or to listen to the replay as many times as you like. http://bit.ly/2g0upQ7

Those who would like to invest more in their success stay tuned! The Dressage Instructor Bootcamp that will be held in spring 2017-Tryon NC area. A

Are you interested in sponsoring special prizes and gifts for the DRESSAGE Instructors Webinar? Contact the organizer for more information Facebook? 

 Check out our new Facebook page Dressage Instructors: https://www.facebook.com/Dressage-Instructors  ;
 
 
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Randi Thompson - "Attention Jumping Instructors! Check... | Facebook

Randi Thompson - "Attention Jumping Instructors! Check... | Facebook | Horse and Rider Awareness | Scoop.it
"Attention Jumping Instructors! Check out this FREE webinar designed for you!"

Topics include:

"From the Judges Box"

Are you coaching rider
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Topics include: "From the Judges Box" Are you coaching riders who are competing over fences? Now you can ask those questions you have always wanted answers for. "Teaching Rein Connection" How should the rider hold the reins and where do they need to be positioned? How should a rider hold the reins in a Pelham bit? "Horse Business 101" What you need to know as a professional in the horse world. Let us show you what you need to know. Record keeping, Marketing, liability and safety issues.   Paddy and Randi are going to share tips that you will be able to use right away to improve your coaching skills! Register today for the FREE Jumping Instructors Webinar! Click on this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jumping-instructors-free-webinar-tickets-27765156330 ;
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Jumping Instructors FREE Webinar!   

Jumping Instructors FREE Webinar!    | Horse and Rider Awareness | Scoop.it

Are you a jumping instructor in the horse world? If so then this Jumping Instructor webinar is what you have been looking for!

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Are you a jumping instructor in the horse world? If so then this Jumping Instructor webinar is what you have been looking for!

Register today for the FREE Jumping Instructors Webinar! Click on this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jumping-instructors-free-webinar-tickets-27765156330 ;

 Topics include: "From the Judges Box" Are you coaching riders who are competing over fences? Now you can ask those questions you have always wanted answers for. 

 "Teaching Rein Connection" How should the rider hold the reins and where do they need to be positioned? How should a rider hold the reins in a Pelham bit? 

 "Horse Business 101" What you need to know as a professional in the horse world. Let us show you what you need to know. Record keeping, Marketing, liability and safety issues. 

Master Clinicians 

 Paddy Downing-Nygard is a"USEF R' Judge Hunter/Equitation/Jumpers (25 years). Paddy is well known in the hunter/jumper world where she has judged at shows that include: Pebble Beach, the Arabian Nationals and more. 

 Randi Thompson is the founder of Horse and Rider Awareness. Randi has been coaching professionals in the horse world for over 20 years in horse and rider training, business and marketing. She is also a Master Instructor with the Certified Horsemanship Assn. 

Join with us in the FREE Jumping Instructors Webinar. Paddy and Randi are going to share tips that you will be able to use right away to improve your coaching skills!

 Those who would like to invest more in their success can join with us for our live Jumper Instructor Bootcamp.

 Register today for the FREE Jumping Instructors Webinar! Click on this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jumping-instructors-free-webinar-tickets-27765156330 ;

 Stay tuned for the Dressage Instructors Bootcamp that will be announced soon.
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Keeping a horses focus and head position... when it doesn't want to...even if it see's a troll in the bushes

"My horse throws its head up in the trot walk transitions. What am I supposed to do? How can I keep my horses  focused and soft to my rein connection?"

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This happens to so many riders. It is a common challenge that can be solved by understanding the Steps to Connection. Now you can watch this Blast from the Past to show what I did with Trudy and Ani to keep them connected with the walk trot transitions and the different trots. Ani was still new to being on contact/on the aids/on the bit/in front of the aids at the time of this filming. . Like most horses that are new to this level of connection she is not sure what she should be doing when Trudy takes up the contact. Now you can see what we did with the walk trot transitions and changes of gait at the trot to help her understand how to stay connected. Does this give you a better idea of how you can ask your horse to stay more connected? Practice this Horse and Rider Awareness technique and tell me how it works for you.
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Metronome Magic. Is your horse connected? How do you know? #2

"What if.... there was a technique you can use to really know if your horse is moving in rhythm and balance? Watch what happens when we add a metronome....
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"NEW Video! What if.... there was a technique you can use to really know if your horse is moving in rhythm and balance? Watch what happens when we add a metronome...." Our goal in this session was to keep Shadow connected (the Steps to Connection) so that he can keep an even gait (walk trot) instead of falling into the walking horse gait. You will see he gets a little pacey as he goes into that gait. (This pacey gait also happens in some of our non gaited horses especially in the transitions up and down) To do this we continue to focus when he starts to disconnect, losing his balance and rhythm. Our rider is Bronze Medalist, Marilyn Bassett (Oklahoma
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