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Randi Thompson
Worked at Horse and Rider Awareness, Public Speaker, Horse Expert Witness and Consultant, How to Market Your Horse Business
Attended SEAK Expert Witness Conference
Lived in USA. North Carolina
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"What are you doing with your riding position when you ask your horse to back, half halt and move forward?  Watch how we isolate what this rider has been doing with her riding position"

We start this session by showing Trudy how to feel what her riding position is doing when she is riding a half halt.  That way she will have a better understanding of how this feeling applies to how she is backing Ani.   Once Trudy has isolated that feeling, we add it to how she is asking Ani to halt, back up and than move forward again.  What is interesting is that you will see Ani's balance and responses improve as Trudy focuses on old habits she needs to change. Watch as Trudy starts exploring the possibilities of what she can do with her riding position.

What did you see changing in how Ani was backing up?  Could you see the difference in how Trudy is now using her riding position?

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

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I really like this one +Randi Thompson. Great verbal description and demonstration!
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"Miracles start to happen when you give as much energy to your dreams as you do to your fears"

Where do you find your thoughts drifting towards the most? This week, focus on where your thoughts are going and choose to guide them towards your dreams instead of any possible fears. 
 
"Miracles start to happen when you give as much energy to your dreams as you do to your fears"

Where do you find your thoughts drifting towards the most? This week, focus on where your thoughts are going and choose to guide them towards your dreams instead of any possible fears. You might be surprised which direction your thoughts tend to go the most....
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"Opportunity doesn't make an appointment. You have to be ready when it comes"

Or better yet... create it yourself. What do you think?
 
"Opportunity doesn't make an appointment. You have to be ready when it comes"

Or better yet... create it yourself. What do you think?
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"Would you like to see a horse change it's walk as it learns how to use it's haunches? Now you can! Watch what happens as Melody begins to go into self carriage while using the Diamond pattern.  This was from SN 3 (2014)"

This was a very exciting session for us. For the first time, Trudy is able to get Melody to carry herself in self carriage! To do this with used the Diamond pattern. The Diamond pattern teaches a horse how to use their haunches better. As a result a horse will lift it's back, shift back more, and the rider is able to feel when they are in balance. 

For more FREE Horse and Rider Awareness videos join us on Google+ at" +Horse and Rider Awareness with Randi Thompson and +Dressage Instruction and Training Tryon, NC - Randi Thompson 

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*"Your smile for today. Where are the unicorns?"

Now you know....

https://www.facebook.com/horseexpert/posts/10152728620813061?pnref=story  *"
"Your smile for today. Where are the unicorns?" Now you know.... Thanks Jane Sheridan Collins
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Hee hee hee...this is great +Randi Thompson, Have a great weekend!! 
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"Some of us are singing in the rain.. others are singing in the snow? Either way, enjoy this musical ride"

We are getting ready for a big snow storm tonight. So wishing everyone stays safe and warm, who knows... maybe you will even do a little dancing yourself?

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Remember Gene Kelly’s amazing dance sequence to Singing in The Rain, well be prepared for a fantastic equine version with Mario Luraschi ‘s horse “dancing” to Singing in The Rain. If you like this video, Share it with your friends on Facebook!
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I can't hear that song without thinking of a clockwork orange. 
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"What comes easy, won't always last....and what will last, won't always come easy"

Do you agree?
 
"What comes easy, won't always last....and what will last, won't always come easy"

Good things take time, here the chime. Especially when it comes to dressage training for either a horse or rider. Yet we love what we do and look forward to each challenge that we work through to get to the our next level of success.

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Nope. It's all a matter of our view point. I had my riding change from fear to confidence  in matter of minutes easily. And it's has stuck with me some 12 years later. :)
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"You have heard people say...  Your horse should be balanced so that it's weight is shifted on the inside hind on curves and circles.  What does that mean?  How can you know if you are doing it right?

This is another blast from the past.  This was Season 2 when I first began to show Camille how to balance Polo.  We start by having Camille what her riding position should be doing which helps her to become aware of how keeping Polo in balance should work.

Now go out and try this on your horse.  What did you experience?

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

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Good post +Randi Thompson. I think it is harder to feel it at a walk than at speed. Kudos to your students! 
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"Things Cats Do That Would Be Creepy if You Did Them"

I admit, I do enjoy watching the videos that some people are doing where they pretend to be an animal. This one is about a human pretending to be a cat...

How many cats do you have in your life? I am owned by two. Zuma is now 2 years old and is a Manx/Desert Lynx cross. His sister from another mother is Priscilla who is now almost 1 and a half years old. She is a Manx/Bangal cross. They were both "rescues" of sorts and needed homes when I needed them.

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"Things Cats Do That Would Be Creepy if You Did Them" I admit, I do enjoy watching the videos that some people are doing where they pretend to be an...
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Ha ha ha !!
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"Would you like to improve the quality of your canter for dressage?  (or in any riding discipline that requires a balanced horse)"

In this session we focus on improving the quality of the canter by thinking of the leap in the gait. To do this, we are adding half halts and shoulder ins.  This balance is new to Beau and he is not very excited about having to shift back like he will need to for his 1st level canter work. Susan Faulkner Evans can feel when he is in the right balance by feeling if his back is up or down. The good news is that Beau started purring (a sign he was relaxed and using his back)  his trot also got better as a result.  

Is your horse ready to canter in a different balance?  What did you learn from watching this video?

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"What would it feel like to finally... feel like you have a secure riding position at the rising/posting trot?"

Watch as these two riders focus on their riding positions at the trots. Once we started focusing on these awareness exercises, both riders found that they needed to go back to some of the basics. Now you can see how much their riding positions change at the rising/posting trots.
Are you ready to try these on your horse? Let us know how they make a difference for you!

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"Horses dream walking (or running) ... Have you seen your horse doing this?"

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This is cute +Randi Thompson and freaky at the same time! I always get a little paranoid when a horse on the ground does anything even remotely out of the norm!
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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:

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"

Finalist "Great Facebook Timeline Cover Contest" Mari Smith

"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
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Would you like to meet me in person? Come on over and listen to my 2014 presentations on horse and rider training at the Massachusetts Equine Affaire, Nov. 13–16 and the Certified Horsemanship Association International Instructors Conference October 24 at The Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.
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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"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

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