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Worked at Horse and Rider Awareness, Public Speaker, Horse Expert Witness and Consultant, How to Market Your Horse Business
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"I am honored to be selected as one of the “2015 International Equestrian Trailblazers.”  June Burgess, a well known International 3-day event rider and expert in performance mindset from Ireland is the host and she selected 24 equestrians from around the world who have made the biggest impact in the horse industry"

Starting tomorrow,  June is interviewing each of the Equestrian Trailblazers​ and has recorded their conversations with her. Now you can listen in on what the top equestrians around the world have been doing to make their dreams come true in the horse world.

When I asked June why she selected me from all the outstanding horse people from around the world, this is what she said:  "I started researching individuals who are adding value to the industry and blazing a different path. What immediately appealed to me was that Randi is totally unique.  Randi is a true visionary who continues to bring unprecedented resources and information to the horse industry.  She is the founder of the award winning  +Horse and Rider Awareness with Randi Thompson  programs which include +How To Market Your Horse Business   ” I was introduced to Randi when I started watching the videos she shares on her Youtube channel, Randi Thompson Live at: http://buff.ly/1HDTQs5. Where she shares over 20 years of coaching professionals in the horse world by featuring the training process of horses and riders she has been working with.  Several who have become USDF National and Regional Champions.  Randi has developed a very intuitive approach to riding that can be applied to competitive riding even at the international levels.

The Equestrian Trailblazers of 2015 will run twice a day for 12 days.  Each session is recorded so you can listen to them when you have the time.  Now you can join with host, June Burgress,  as she interviews top equestrian experts from around the world to  discuss their struggles, achievements, and examine the mindset behind their success.  All you need to do is sign up now so we can send you the links for their interviews.

Would you like to see who else is a 2015 Equestrian Trailblazer? 
It’s FREE! All you need to do is sign up! Here is the link: http://xs.gy/randi
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Very cool +Randi Thompson :)
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"Sometimes....as rider/trainers we feel like our horses will never "get" what we want them to do. Melody is a what we all a "complicated horse. She has lots of serious issues that we have been working through. Finally, after several years, she is staying somewhat relaxed at the canter"

Many people find that they have horses with "issues" in their past training or in what they are trying to teach them to do. This is common and part of our training journey. Those who have been watching Melody's process know what a challenge she has been. In this video we are focusing on her canter work. It is so much better now than in past years but still has a ways to go. In the past Melody could not canter on the correct lead at all. She had serious issues and was in fact a little on the dangerous side. Now she can hold the canter much longer and has lost most of her anxiety about the riding process.

How has watching what Trudy has been doing with Melody made a difference with what you are doing with your horse/horses? Re training a horse with issues does take time, but as you have seen, is possible. You can see more videos of Melody's progress in the last 4 years by checking out the Playlist area of this Youtube channel. 

For more Horse and Rider Awareness videos join us at:  +Horse and Rider Awareness with Randi Thompson or +Dressage Instructor Tryon, NC - Randi Thompson 

#horses   #equestrian   #horsetraining   #horselovers  
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"Show results. I've taken time off from the internet and have been showing in the dressage world with Susan Faulkner-Evans and her horses Beau (Mission Point) and Darrien"

Thanks to Susan's skillful riding and dedication to the training process, both of the horses performed better than ever. This is Susan and Beau competing in the Robert Dover 2nd level Medal class. They won the class with a score of 65.5% It was an awesome performance! We came to this show as there are 2 "S" (FEI) judges including Sarah Geikie, who will be judging at the USDF Regionals, For the comments on the scores of riding position and effectiveness of aids for this test Sarah wrote this comment "Very correct riding!" smile emoticon Stay tuned for more results. We will be headed to TIEC this coming weekend and look forward to seeing everyone there.

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"Show results. I've taken time off from the internet and have been in Conyers Ga with Susan Faulkner-Evans and her horses Beau (Mission Point) and Darrien"

Thanks to Susan's skillful riding and dedication to the training process, both of the horses performed better than ever. This is Susan and Beau competing in the Robert Dover 2nd level Medal class. They won the class with a score of 65.5% It was an awesome performance! We came to this show as there are 2 "S" (FEI) judges including Sarah Geikie, who will be judging at the USDF Regionals, For the comments on the scores of riding position and effectiveness of aids for this test Sarah wrote this comment "Very correct riding!" smile emoticon Stay tuned for more results. We will be headed to TIEC this coming weekend and look forward to seeing everyone there.

#ridinginstruction   #ridinginstructor    

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That's wonderful news +Randi Thompson! Yay!! It's been fun watching them grow through all your wonderful videos. Good job Susan, Beau and Randi!
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"The warm up is all about connecting a horse and rider. Would you like to see what a typical warm up at the walk and trot look like for us?  

As you will see, we take our warm up time pretty seriously, well... maybe not so seriously but we do make a lot of changes to keep that special time more interesting for both the horse and the rider. You might notice that we do not stay on the outside of the ring, or continue doing the same circles over and over again.  During this warm up session at the walk/trot we focus on activity of the hind feet, the connection of the reins, Trudy's riding position and much more.  To do this we are using circles, serpentine's, straight lines and changes of gait.

Does this warm up give you any new ideas that you can use for your horse?  Try them and tell us how it works for you. 

For more Horse and Rider Awareness videos join us at +Horse and Rider Awareness with Randi Thompson and +Dressage Instructor Tryon, NC - Randi Thompson 

#horses   #equestrian   #horsetraining  
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+equinespot LOL! It is a different kind of riding as you know. With this, both the horse and rider get a mental and physical work out. Of course, they take breaks... not everyone wants to do their horse experience this way but there are those who do. Like me!
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"Have you always wanted to know how... to ride a turn on the haunches or walk pirouette? Now you can watch as Trudy asks Melody to stay connected with her and stepping from behind as they focus on the beginnings of these movements"

The walk pirouettes and turns on haunches can be used to teach a horse how to stay balanced from side to side and also teach them how to listen more to both the riders rein connection and leg aids at the same time. 

Are you ready to try this exercise? At first you might feel a little clumsy as your notice that your horse may not understand what you are asking. This is normal and a good thing! From that point you will develop more of a connection. 

For more Horse and Rider Awareness videos join us on +Horse and Rider Awareness with Randi Thompson and +Dressage Instructor Tryon, NC - Randi Thompson 

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+equinespot The walk pirouette is simply another exercise that riders can use to connect more with their horses. They have to balance the horse between their legs and reins from side to side and back to front to get the right movement. Its like a turn on the haunches...
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"The 2015 Movers and Shakers of the Horse World continues on Tuesday, July 21st at 8:00 pm EST, 5:00 pm with Christy Landwehr of the +Certified Horsemanship Association "

Christy has been an extremely influential force throughout the horse industry for over 25 years and continues to make a difference everyday. That's why she's been named a Mover and Shaker of the Horse World! For more information on the Certified Horsemanship Assn. go to their website at: www.cha-ahse.org

You're invited to join us as we get to know Christy and listen to the exciting stories of her career in the horse world! To register for this FREE teleconference, just click the link below. All registrants will also receive a link to the replay, allowing for convenient, ongoing listening.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/movers-shakers-of-the-horse-world-with-christy-landwehr-tickets-17802544891
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The excitement is building up! In less than an hour we will be introducing 2015 Mover and Shaker of the Horse World Christy Landwehr CEO of the Certified Horsemanship Assn. You are invited to hangout with us and discover why she was selected. This is a telesummit which is a conference call by telephone. All you need to do is sign up and we will send you the phone number and code to join with us. You will even have a chance to speak to Christy in our Q and A session. Sign up now, or for the replay at :  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/movers-shakers-of-the-horse-world-with-christy-landwehr-tickets-17802544891
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"Would you like to see the movements and scores of a  2nd level dressage test?"

This is Susan's horse Beau's (Mission Point) competing in the 2nd level test 3 dressage test this weekend. I added the movements, the scores and the comments from the judge for each movement so you can see exactly what the judge is looking for in dressage"
Those who have been following this team know what a difficult horse Beau was. It has taken us 5 years to get him to this point. This shows that almost any horse can be retrained and brought back to another level. 

For more Horse and Rider Awareness videos join us at +Horse and Rider Awareness with Randi Thompson or +Dressage Instructor Tryon, NC - Randi Thompson

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"Dressage Show results. Winner of the Robert Dover Medal! (2nd level)"

 This is Susan and Beau competing in the Robert Dover 2nd level Medal class. They won the class with a score of 65.5% It was an awesome performance! We came to this show as there are 2 "S" (FEI) judges including Sarah Geikie, who will be judging at the USDF Regionals. For the comments on the scores of riding position and effectiveness of aids Sarah made our day by adding these words.  "Very correct riding!" 


For more Horse and Rider Awareness videos join us at +Horse and Rider Awareness with Randi Thompson or +Dressage Instructor Tryon, NC - Randi Thompson 

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"Creativity takes NO excuses. If it's important enough, you'll make time for it. If you don't know where to start, start anywhere. If you feel stuck, ask someone to help you out. If you're tired, take a timed break"

What are you going to do today that will bring you to your next level of success?
 
"Creativity takes NO excuses. If it's important enough, you'll make time for it. If you don't know where to start, start anywhere. If you feel stuck, ask someone to help you out. If you're tired, take a timed break"

What are you going to do today that will bring you to your next level of success?
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""Your riding position challenge for this week. Circles, curves and loops are a large part of what ever you are doing in your training process. Is your riding position really balanced where it needs to be? Are you really keeping your seat bone over your lower leg. What does that mean?"*

This is one of those techniques that will make a huge change in your riding position and as a result... your horses balance and connection with you. We have practiced this before and today was the perfect day to go back to this wonderful basic for securing an effective riding position. 

Are you ready to try this on your horse? You will be surprised to find that you are probably not over your inside leg on circles and other movements. We love your feedback. Let us know what you experience when you try this. 

For more Horse and Rider Awareness videos join us at: +Horse and Rider Awareness with Randi Thompson and +Dressage Instructor Tryon, NC - Randi Thompson 

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I choose... to live by choice, not by change. To make changes, not excuses. To be motivated, not manipulated. To be useful, not used. To excel, not compete. I choose self esteem, not self pity. I choose to listen to my inner voice. Not the random opinion of others.

What are you going to do this week to make sure that you are up to date on your record keeping and and safety management? The choice to protect yourself and those who are a part of your life and the results... are yours.
 
I choose... to live by choice, not by change. To make changes, not excuses. To be motivated, not manipulated. To be useful, not used. To excel, not compete. I choose self esteem, not self pity. I choose to listen to my inner voice. Not the random opinion of others.

What are you going to do this week to make sure that you are up to date on your record keeping and and safety management? The choice to protect yourself and those who are a part of your life and the results... are yours.
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Founder "Horse and Rider Awareness" and "How to Market Your Horse Business" Speaker, Author, Horse Industry Expert Witness
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Public Speaking, Coaching Professionals in the Horse World, Clinics, Relationship Marketing for Horse Business Owners, Inspiring People, Stretching my imagination....
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USA. North Carolina - Glenwood, Mn - Rapid City, SD - Omaha, Ne - Parkersburg, WV - Palm Beaches, Fl
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Introduction

Randi has been in the horse industry for 35 years and
has been teaching riding instructors, clinicians, trainers and riders easy, safe and fun techniques to connect them with their students or horses. Her Horse and Rider Awareness® techniques have been tested on 1000's of students and horses of all styles of riding and breeds of horse world. Randi has been featured in radio shows, horse publications, and more. You can also join us on Facebook at Horse and Rider Awareness-Randi Thompson

There are now over 1000 Horse and Rider Awareness videos on Youtube that show the progress of several horses and riders over the past years!  You can subscribe to our Youtube channel at: randithompsonlive

Randi has been featured as the keynote speaker at the largest equestrian trade shows in the US as well as speaking for events outside the horse world on social media marketing.  For those who are horse professionals, check out Randi’s award winning Facebook fan page “How to Market Your Horse Business”  

Randi is available for private coaching and consultations both online and in her local area of Hendersonville, NC.  (Asheville, Tryon)   

Recent Awards:

"2015 Equestrian Trailblazer"  One of 25 horse business professionals chosen from around the world.  Equestrian Trailblazers interview with Randi Thompson

 Sidelines Features Randi Thompson in it's April 2015 issue. 

Randi's rider, Susan Faulkner Evans of Greer, SC. was awarded the 2014 USDF All Breeds Reserve Champion Award for both Over All and AA Intermediate 1 with Darrien by the American Trakehner  Assn.  They also competed at the USDF Region 1 Championships on Darrien and placed 3rd in AA Intermediate 1 and in the 2nd Level Championships she rode Mission Point in the 2nd Level Championships and came in 8th place.   

USDF Dressage Finals 2013. Trained Susan Faulkner Evans on Mission Point Finals 4th place winner for the Training Level Championships with a combined 3 judge score of 70.20%. This was in a class of 27 qualified Regional Champions and winners. 

Winner 2012 "Social Media Examiner's Top 10 Facebook Small Business Page"

"5 Facebook Pages We All Aspire to" -Social Cycle

"Top 10 Facebook Designs to Inspire You" Jeff Bullas

Equestrian Social Media Awards "Top 10 Most Informative"

"2011 Hall of Fame, Horse Woman's Gazette
Bragging rights
Featured in the April 2015 Sidelines. Randi Thompson - Horse and Rider Awareness http://sidelinesnews.com/blogs/editorsnotes/randi-thompson-horse-and-rider-awareness.html
Education
  • SEAK Expert Witness Conference
    Expert Witness Training, 2013
    Also attended the conference on "How to Excel at Your Expert Deposition and the SEAK Expert Witness National Conference.
  • Equine Law Conference
    Equine Law, 2013
    The National Equine Law Conference
  • Horsemanship Safety Association
    Horse and Rider Safety
    Certified as a Master Clinician. Certified 100's of instructors and taught the Advanced Clinic programs.
  • Meredith Manor Equestrian College
    Equestrian
    International equestrian school. Course included horse and rider training, business and more
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How to Ride a Shoulder In or Renvers/Travers. What to Look For and What ...
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"Can you control the shoulders of your horse ? How about the hauches? Now you can with the The magic of the shoulder in and renvers/travers"

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"What if you could finally... keep an even, following rein connection with your horse? Would you like to see what it really looks like as I

"Riding position. Where your hands should be to get a horse on the aids"
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In this session the rider's practice keeping their hands in one place, over their horse's withers. They can shorten and lengthen their reins

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Horses and horsemen of Kansas in the sport of Western Dressage

Can This Business Be Saved?: Raising Prices
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You can raise prices without scaring off existing clients. The key is adding value.

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Whether you’re trying to grab attention to your newspaper, e-mail or blog post, one constant has remained: Content is king. You can write th

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Finalists: Top 10 Small Business Facebook Pages 2011
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All things horse grooming! Interact and Learn!

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