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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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Sue Dyson: How Poor Performance and Pain Are Linked in Equestrian Sports

Sue Dyson: How Poor Performance and Pain Are Linked in Equestrian Sports | Horse and Rider Awareness | Scoop.it

"Pain related to musculoskeletal injury is the most common cause of performance loss in equestrian activities, said Dr. Sue Dyson of the Animal Health Trust in Great Britain during her lecture to the International Society for Equitation Science...."


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Pain matters to us, just like it does to our horses....

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Ann Dixon's curator insight, January 13, 2014 11:00 AM

If your horse is suffering a loss in performance it could be due to ms problems. 

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Can you keep your inside seatbone over your inside leg? At the trot. Part #1

In this video we ask the riders to drop their right iron so that they can focus on what is happening to their riding position. Our goal is to see if they can keep their inside seatbone over their inside leg.

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In this video we ask the riders to drop their right iron so that they can focus on what is happening to their riding position.Our goal is to see if they can keep their inside seatbone over their inside leg. This is not as easy as it sounds.
 

This is Trudy Adams on Ani and Susan Faulkner Evans on Beau.
 

As always, we do not edit what we show you. This way, you can see what happens to real horses and riders as they go through the training process.

This video is brought to you by Randi Thompson and Horse and Rider Awareness. Please "like" it, save it to your favorites, add a comment, and of course, subscribe to this Youtube channel
at: http://www.youtube.com/user/randithompsonlive  for more Horse and Rider Do it Yourself Videos now.
 

To see the latest Horse and Rider Awareness videos join us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/horseandriderawareness
 

If you are a horse business owner or professional in the horse world, check out our award winning Facebook page, How to Market Your Horse Business, at https://www.facebook.com/howtomarketyourhorsebusiness ;

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Denver's 107th National Western Stock Show Parade

Denver's 107th National Western Stock Show Parade | Horse and Rider Awareness | Scoop.it
Rodeo queens and clowns, vintage farm tractors, cowpokes, horses and longhorn steers strolled, rolled, and rode down 17th Street Thursday to kick off the 107th National Western Stock Show &

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Look at all those Longhorns!  Here comes the National Western Stock show!

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The three biggest reasons to use video for marketing on social media

The three biggest reasons to use video for marketing on social media | Horse and Rider Awareness | Scoop.it
Marketers should post videos to social sharing sites to satisfy consumers and drive high ROI.
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Video marketing is HOT HOT HOT!  They do not need to be professional quality.  People want to see the real you!  

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How to Stretch Your Horse and why it makes a difference.

How to Stretch Your Horse and why it makes a difference. | Horse and Rider Awareness | Scoop.it
Learn about why and how to stretch your horse with Dr. Heather Woodruff of Hagyard Equine Medical Institute. (It's important to still stretch your horses, even in chilly weather. Watch this video to learn the best stretches...

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Do you stretch your horse?

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Facebook Timeline Change: It's Starting

Facebook Timeline Change: It's Starting | Horse and Rider Awareness | Scoop.it
Remember the Facebook Timeline changes some users started to notice in December? The ones that include a row of fresh options at the top of the page, below your picture, and the...
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"Oh, great... MORE Facebook Changes"

Ready or not... here they come

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Ian Campbell's curator insight, January 8, 2013 6:43 PM

"Oh, great... MORE Facebook Changes"

Ready or not... here they come

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6 Ways to Enhance Your Credibility

6 Ways to Enhance Your Credibility | Horse and Rider Awareness | Scoop.it
You won't succeed in business if nobody believes in you. Here's how to make certain they do.

Via Rami Kantari, Gerrit Bes
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Credibility DOES matter.  Especially in business.  What can you do?

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Understanding Energy Balance « Summit Equine Nutrition :: Dr. Clair Thunes – Independent Equine Nutritionist located in Northern California

Understanding Energy Balance « Summit Equine Nutrition :: Dr. Clair Thunes – Independent Equine Nutritionist located in Northern California | Horse and Rider Awareness | Scoop.it

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Dr. Clair of Summit Equine Nutritition will show you what you need to know about your horses nutrition.  Check her out!

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Dr. Clair of Summit Equine Nutrition is amazing!
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"Who Reins Supreme? Equestrian Aid Foundation Benefit in Wellington, Fl. Put on your cowboy boots!

"Who Reins Supreme?  Equestrian Aid Foundation Benefit in Wellington, Fl.  Put on your cowboy boots! | Horse and Rider Awareness | Scoop.it
Of course you wanna be a cowboy! Join us Friday, Feb. 1, in Wellington, Fla. for Who Reins Supreme?! Watch world-class riders from polo, dressage, show jumping and hunters take on the speedy spins and sliding stops of a custom reining test!... But wait ... there is more ... great food and drinks ... live and silent auctions ... A BAND! Tickets and info on our website equestrianaidfoundation.org. See you cowboys and cowgirls there!
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Of course you wanna be a cowboy! Join us Friday, Feb. 1, in Wellington, Fla. for Who Reins Supreme?! Watch world-class riders from polo, dressage, show jumping and hunters take on the speedy spins and sliding stops of a custom reining test!... But wait ... there is more ... great food and drinks ... live and silent auctions ... A BAND! Tickets and info on our website equestrianaidfoundation.org. See you there!
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Elastic Rein Connection with new, young Rider Camille Beatty and Marco Polo #1

In this video, we focus on how Camille can feel an elastic rein at the stand still. This is new to Polo. You will watch how many horses react to a rider taking up a connection from the rein. The elastic rein feeling is also new to Camille. Now you can watch as we show them how to start connecting through an elastic rein

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This is Camille Beatty. She is 12 years old and wants to be compete in Dressage. Camille is riding Marco Polo. In this video, we focus on how Camille can feel an elastic rein at the stand still. This is new to Polo. You will watch how many horses react to a rider taking up a connection from the rein. The elastic rein feeling is also new to Camille. Now you can watch as we show them how to start connecting through an elastic rein. This begins with Camille feeling when Polo locks up when she feels his mouth.

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5 Marketing Lessons Learned from the Top 10 Facebook Pages of 2012. | iStrategy Blog

Facebook marketing is easy for those who understand the nitty-gritty of what makes a great page. Here are some lessons we can learn from the top Facebook pages of 2012.
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What can you learn from the Top 10 Facebook pages of 2012?  Check them out and see!

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Randi Thompson's curator insight, December 31, 2012 1:10 PM

This year, How to Market Your Horse Business (Facebook) made some big strides forward.  We won the Social Media Examiners Top 10 Facebook Small Business Page Award.  As a result, we were featured by many of those in the world of social media.

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Horse Tip Daily - Randi Thompson on "What to do when taking a guest for a ride on your horse."

Horse Tip Daily - Randi Thompson on "What to do when taking a guest for a ride on your horse." | Horse and Rider Awareness | Scoop.it
Horse Tip Daily #478 by Equestrian Collections – Randi Thompson on New Rider 101
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"What to do when taking a guest for a ride on your horse"

All it takes is having a process to make sure that your friends are safe on your horse  This is the Horse Top Radio show where I talk about how you can teach a new rider the basics of stopping, starting and steering.

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Happy New Year Everyone. May all your dreams of happiness and success continue to come true!

Happy New Year Everyone.  May all your dreams of happiness and success continue to come true! | Horse and Rider Awareness | Scoop.it
How To Market Your Horse Business wrote: Happy New Year Everyone! The... Join Facebook to connect with How To Market Your Horse Business and others you may know.
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Happy New Year Everyone! The celebration has already started for our friends "down under" and in other countries"

May all your dreams of happiness and success continue to come true!

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Poor Nutrition Impacts Hooves

Poor Nutrition Impacts Hooves | Horse and Rider Awareness | Scoop.it
In recent years more horse people have expressed an interest in the effects of poor nutrition and hoof health.

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It's true! What you feed your horse does make a difference both physically and mentally.

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Equitation Tips from George Morris

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Equitation tips from the Equitation master himself Mr. George Morris
Although some of these tips seem very basic, it is always interesting to see how much gets done when the coach circles back and hammers home the basics.
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George Morris is a Riding Master.  Now you can learn what he as to say about basic riding....

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How to fall off a horse, and hopefully not get injured. Video by Horse and Hound

H&H invited some intrepid riders to take a ride on the fall training system at the British Racing School. Find out how they got on plus advice on how to fall...
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Interesting film by Horse and Hound. I have never been able to prepare for a bad fall, have you?
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Can’t Make a Trade Show? 5 Ways to Attend Through Social Media

Can’t Make a Trade Show? 5 Ways to Attend Through Social Media | Horse and Rider Awareness | Scoop.it
Can't attend an upcoming trade show because it's too far away, you don't have the money or can't find a babysitter? With the right social media accounts, you do (Can't Make a Trade Show?

Via Rami Kantari
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It's true!  Now you can attend many events online!  What an exciting time we live in.

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Sheri Gauthier's curator insight, January 15, 2013 11:31 AM

Trade show idea - what do you think?

Remi Vee's curator insight, January 16, 2013 9:03 AM

 Can't attend an upcoming trade show because it's too far away, you don't have the money or can't find a babysitter? With the right social media accounts, you do (Can't Make a Trade Show?

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Motion capture of horses: A movie about equine locomotion - By Qualisys

During and after ICEL 2012 (International conference on Canine and Equine Locomotion) in Strömsholm, researchers used a massive motion capture system, consis...

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Slow motion analysis of a horses movement! 

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Small business strategic marketing and snow storms - How they can be compared

Small business strategic marketing and snow storms - How they can be compared | Horse and Rider Awareness | Scoop.it
Watching people react to a snow storm is telling. It’s fun envisioning the strategic marketing approaches these people might take running a small business.
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"Small Business Strategic Marketing and Snow Storms"

This is a fun way to look at how people market.

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10 Characteristics of Community Leaders

10 Characteristics of Community Leaders | Horse and Rider Awareness | Scoop.it
In addition to traits of superior leadership in any discipline, such as integrity and responsibility, here are ten characteristics that are particular to excellent community leaders.

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The facts are, any business page you create, in any social media  network, is really the beginning of creating your own community for people to be a part of. Why would they want to join yours?

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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 6, 2013 4:37 PM

Leadership needs to get adapted on a daily base...

 

AnnC's curator insight, January 7, 2013 10:12 PM

Walk beside and develop leadership in your community.

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"Watch the 2011 George H. Morris Horsemastership Sessions"

"Watch the 2011 George H. Morris Horsemastership Sessions" | Horse and Rider Awareness | Scoop.it
Honest and popular don’t go hand in hand. That’s how the song goes, but George Morris, America’s revered huntseat oracle/apostle, continues to defy the adage as crowds flock to hear his brutally honest wake-up call to horsemanship in the US.
Randi Thompson's insight:

"Video sessions with  George Morris and his Horsemastership Sessions"

Have you ever seen him or his riders?  George has had more of an impact on the hunter/jumper world than anyone.

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"We're Ready for a Hunter Revolution": Show judge speaks out via Proequest

"We're Ready for a Hunter Revolution": Show judge speaks out via Proequest | Horse and Rider Awareness | Scoop.it

"I’d love to see the days of the comatose show hunter behind us, and I think we’re going to see that happen sooner rather than later.  

 

"There’s a feeling in our industry that I’ve not experienced before— trainers, owners, riders and judges are realizing that where we’ve ended up isn’t really where we wanted to go."

 

@FranJurga writes: ProEquest.com re-published a piece written before the New York Times' sharp appraisal of medication abuse in the show hunter ranks at US horse shows.

 

This reminds me of all the warnings heard over the years about the Tennessee walking horse soring abuse. "What sport is blameness?" critics asked. "Watch out! Your sport may be next!" many warned.

 

So here we are. Who's next? And what showing discipline doesn't have something to keep the owners and trainers awake at night? 

 

But perhaps the most valid question is, who's doing something about it? And who thinks the ostrich approach is still a valid path into the future?

 

From the end of the article: "The sport is about making our horses happy and not about making people look good! ... At the end of the day, if we’re doing the right thing for the horses, then everything else is going to fall into place."

 

Click on the headline or graphic to read Julie Winkel's insightful essay.


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What most people do not realize, is that almost all the horse shows circuits (not just the hunter/jumper or Tennessee Walking "Big Lick" shows) have "something" going on behind the barns.  It is time for a change!  

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Fran Jurga's comment, January 3, 2013 10:39 AM
Thanks for sharing, Randi. So glad you agree!
Randi Thompson's comment, January 3, 2013 10:44 AM
Thank you for all you do, Fran. I have been involved in the show ring circuits for many breeds and styles of riding. There are people who will do anything to win.... and others who honor both the horse and the rider.
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"What do you need to know before you put a new rider on your horse?"

"What do you need to know before you put a new rider on your horse?" | Horse and Rider Awareness | Scoop.it

This is the Horse Tip Daily Radio show where I talk about how you can teach a new rider the basics of stopping, starting and steering.

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This is the Horse Tip Daily Radio show where I talk about how you can teach a new rider the basics of stopping, starting and steering.

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The Top Small Business Facebook Pages for 2012 - Michael Newman Consulting Blog

The Top Small Business Facebook Pages for 2012 - Michael Newman Consulting Blog | Horse and Rider Awareness | Scoop.it
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The top Small Business Facebook Pages for 2012.  What can you learn from them?

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Randi Thompson's curator insight, January 1, 2013 9:29 PM

Which Small business Facebook pages stood out in 2012?  What are they doing?

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9 Most Clichéd Horsey New Year’s Resolutions through Photos

9 Most Clichéd Horsey New Year’s Resolutions through Photos | Horse and Rider Awareness | Scoop.it
Self-improvement is not really something that most horses think about a lot. Or ever.
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This is so funny!  Check out the photos and smile.

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