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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 will be accepting a few new locations for Horse and Rider Awareness and Instructor Training clinics for 2016. Also, If you manage an equestrian related trade show or event and would like to have a nationally known clinician contact me today to see how I can make a difference for you. Call me now for a FREE consultation and special holiday offer"
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"What would it feel like if you could connect to your horse at the trot in the warm up? Have you ever thought about it? Now you can watch to see what I do with Trudy to help her balance and connect with Ani sooner than in the past"

Once a horse is past the "Green horse" phase we can start asking them to connect and balance sooner during our riding time. Now that Trudy as been able to take Ani to the "next level" she is now asking her to connect sooner from her leg to the rein. This is a big change as before Trudy warmed Ani up on a loose rein (like a green horse) and pretty much allowed her to do any speed she wanted in the warm up phrase. Now you can watch the changes and see how adding connection earlier can make a difference in your riding and training.

What do you do in your warm up? Are you asking your horse to connect in the warm up yet?

For more FREE 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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"What would it feel like if you could connect to your horse at the trot in the warm up?  Have you ever thought about it?  Now you can watch to see what I do with Trudy to help her balance and connect with Ani sooner than in the past"

Once a horse is past the "Green horse" phase we can start asking them to connect and balance sooner during our riding time.  Now that Trudy as been able to take Ani to the "next level" she is now asking her to connect sooner from her leg to the rein.  This is a big change as before Trudy warmed Ani up on a loose rein (like a green horse) and pretty much allowed her to do any speed she wanted in the warm up phrase.  Now you can watch the changes and see how adding connection earlier can make a difference in your riding and training.

What do you do in your warm up?  Are you asking your horse to connect in the warm up yet?  

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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"Can you control the shoulders of your horse ? How about the haunches? Now you can with the The magic of the shoulder in and renvers/travers"

Horse people have been using the "shoulder in" and "renvers/travers" for centuries. These are great exercises that improve a horses balance and the connection a rider has with their horse. What is the difference between them? Basically, in the shoulder in the rider brings the outside shoulder in until the horse crosses it's inside front over the outside front foot...as they keep the horses back end straight. The renvers/travers, are really the same is movement if ridden on the center or quarter line. When ridden in the dressage tests, the renvers is tail to the wall, while in the travers the horses tail is to the inside. In that movement, the horses front feet move straight ahead and they cross the outside hind foot in front of the inside. Both movements require that the horse is "bent" around the riders inside leg. They are easy to see from behind. Watch this video to see how.

Have you explored the possibilities of the shoulder in or renvers/travers with your horse? Are you ready to try them now?


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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"The canter.  Is your horse responding to your half halts? Watch what happens as Susan asks Beau to stay connected even more at the canter"

In this session Susan practices the half halt as taught by Robert Dover. To do this at the canter she feels when Beau starts to disconnect.  When Susan feels that happen she breaths in deeply.. bringing that breath up her chest and back into her shoulder blades. Susan  finishes that breath by bringing her seat forward, hugging her legs and closing her fingers on the reins.  This entire process takes only 3 seconds. As those of you who know Beau expect... He is not thrilled moving up into the balance he needs for second level. This is a time of great change for Susan and Beau and I am so happy to have caught it on film as most riders never get to see what can happen as a horse is asked to balance and connect at a new level. 

Can you see how Beau begins to understand the half halts better?  

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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Well done Susan! Beau is great to watch as he's so expressive when he's doing something new or something difficult.
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"What if... you have finally come to the point in your horses training where you are ready to ask them to stay connected.  What should you expect and what should you do?"

When a horse is learning how to stay connected they are not sure what is going on.  Especially if this is also new for the rider.  Now you can watch what happens as I use the "Steps to Connection"with Trudy to show her how to keep Ani focused and connected walk halt transitions for the 4th time.  

Can you see how important understanding the Steps to Connection are to what you are doing with your horse?   

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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"Sgt Reckless. The war horse who made the Life Magazine list of top 100 War Heros" May she inspire you today. Enjoy this short video that talks about one of the most amazing horses to ever live who carried bombs all over while protecting those who served with her. Enjoy this video that tells her story... Thank you to everyone and every animal who served to protect our freedoms"

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"The Movers and Shakers of the Horse World proudly presents Lisa Blackstone of the Western Dressage Association of America (WDAA)"  Lisa is well known for her work as an equine attorney, her involvement in the Arabian industry, as the Chair of several USEF committees and as a Board Member of the WDAA, one of the fastest growing organizations in the horse industry today! 

Now you can join with us live and have more fun!  Audience members can ask questions.  Register now to come to the live event or to to listen to the replay at this link: http://buff.ly/1SlU8NH
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We had fun talking with 2016 Mover and Shaker of the Horse World, Lisa Blackstone of the Western Dressage Association of America (WDAA). At one time Lisa and her mother owned 125 horses!  She is also is  is active on several boards for the USEF, USDF, USAE and the Arabian Assn. Lisa discussed the WDAA and told us some very interesting statistics about what is happening in the horse world and how can we attract more people to our industry. For example, at this time, Western Dressage is attracting women in their 40s and 50's who are making $100,000 a year!  Who would have thought?  We had a lively Q and A session where audience members ask Lisa their questions. We learned why Western Dressage is the fastest growing discipline in the horse industry today, and how you can get involved! 

Click here to access the full REPLAY and enter your personal password: MSHWreplays. You'll also instantly gain access to all of our previous Movers & Shakers of the Horse World recordings as well!
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"What if... the real reason your lower legs are not staying where you want them to be, is that you have not been keep your seat over them?  This is what happens with most riders.  It sounds so simple, but is a huge shift in how you will be able to maintain your balanced riding position.  Now you can watch how I show Trudy how to be able to feel when her seat is in the right place to keep her anchored into her lower legs"

What did you learn from watching this video? Can you see how important it is for you to keep your seat over your lower legs so that they are in the right place?  Are you ready to try this?  Please let us know 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 
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"My horse throws its head up in the trot walk transitions. What am I supposed to do? How can I keep my horses soft to my rein connection?"

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 what I did (this is a blast from the past)  with Trudy and Ani to keep them connected with the walk trot transitions and the different trots.  Ani is still new to being on contact/on the aids/on the bit/in front of the aids.  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 are doing 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.


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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"My inspiration for the day....  Lessons in Therapeutic Riding featured one of the Horse and Rider Awareness videos as a wonderful way to help even those who are "challenged" to find a balanced position while riding"

If you are a rider, you will also love this technique.  Warning.  You will feel like you cannot ride in balance at first.  This is how out of balance your riding position really is....

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Here is a great video by Randi Thompson about fixing leaning and weight habits! In therapeutic riding we talk about how some riders have a strong and weak side. I think that this actually happens to everyone in the world to some extent. We all have strong and weak sides. This video highlights a recreational rider’s strong side … Continue reading →
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"Podcasts for Equestrians. Now you can listen in as I am interviewed by Laura Kelland-May of Equestrian Skill Builders This is a 3 part interview where we talk about what inspired me in my career, what advice I have for those who are in the horse business, tips for riding and more

http://www.equinebusinessbuilder.com/episode-003-interview-with-randi-thompson-of-horse-rider-awareness/
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Special Guest Randi Thompson of Horse and Rider Awareness and How to Market Your Horse Business Show Notes – We had so much fun talking I have shared this over three posts! Part 1 – Cl…
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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
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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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"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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