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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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"The Rainbow...  (in a horse's neck) 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" at the trot today!"

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.

The next time you ride, check to see if you have a "Rainbow" in your horses neck.  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  or +Dressage Instructor Tryon, NC - Randi Thompson 

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"Have you always wanted to know how to ask your horse to stay connected on the outside rein and leg? Watch what happens as Trudy uses leg yields to keep Ani more connected and balanced"

This is an exciting time for Trudy as she is now taking Ani to the next level in her training.  It is time for Ani to stay on the bit/on the adds/in front of the legs/round/coming through/packaged... To do this she is using the leg yield so that Ani stays connected on the outside rein and leg. This is a term horse trainers use when a horse is being balanced between the riders legs and reins.  The good news is that we have been filming the process just for you!  Now you can see what might happen with your horse (or a client/students) when you are ready to ask for more connection on the outside rein and leg.

Are you ready to try this on your horse?  You will love how using the leg yield will show both you and your horse what it really can mean to be "on the outside rein and leg"

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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"The "Movers and Shakers of the Horse World" rounds out its 2015 season on Tuesday, August 25th at 8:00pm EST, 5:00pm PST with Glenn the Geek, founder of the Horse Radio Network (HRN). Since the early days in 2008, HRN has grown from its first 12 listeners to over 130,000 and has produced over 4,200 episodes. That’s ultimately why the Horse Radio Network has been named one of the top five podcasting networks on the internet! Their shows are just plain fun and people love them!"

Hosting many of HRN’s shows such as the Stable Scoop Radio Show, 
Horses in the Morning and the Driving Radio Show, Glenn has been an extremely influential force in the horse industry for years, and continues to make a difference everyday. That's why he's been named a Mover and Shaker of the Horse World! 

You're invited to join us as we get to know Glenn and listen to the exciting stories of his career in the horse world! To register for this free, live teleconference, visit: http://bit.ly/1I3cJ7q  Following the event, all registrants will receive a link to the replay as well as all previous episodes, allowing for convenient, ongoing listening.

Movers & Shakers of the Horse World co-host, Carol Aldridge states, “With only six exclusive guests each year, our 2015 season included some of the equine industry’s most notable professionals, such as: Liv Gude of  +Professional Equine Grooms  Debi Metcalfe of +Stolen Horse International aka NetPosse.com, Wayne Williams of Speaking of Horses TV,  +Fran Jurga   of Hoofcare.com, Hoofcare & Lameness, Christy Landwehr of the  +Certified Horsemanship Association and of course Glenn the Geek of the Horse Radio Network. And looking forward, we already have several superstars lined up for 2016, and some extra surprises as well!”.

To stay informed of upcoming events, join the +Movers and Shakers of the Horse World  social media networks on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/moversandshakersofthehorseworld and on Google+ at: https://plus.google.com/b/113655547714916466822 or subscribe to the enews updates at: www.howtomarketyourhorsebusiness.
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Tonight is the night!  Now you can join in our live conversation, by telephone, with 2015 Mover and Shaker of the Horse World, Glenn the Geek.  All you need to do is register for the event at:   http://bit.ly/1I3cJ7q   We would love to hear your thoughts and questions and look forward to seeing you tonight at 8 pm EST/ 5 pm PST  
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"What if... you really have a feeling that it is time to ride your horse in more of a connection at the canter. You know, the kind where you feel that your horse is staying soft to the reins and is "balanced" somewhat between your leg and rein aids. Now you can learn the Secret of the Trainers. It's all about your riding position!"

Trudy has brought Ani a long way in her training. This is their warm up canter and on this day Trudy asked me to isolate what she is doing to keep Ani connected. Before this week Trudy had been working on this but now she is feeling serious about asking Ani to stay softer to the rein connection at the canter. Its a big step and now you can watch how important Trudy's riding position and length of rein is to that process.

What did you learn from watching this Horse and Rider Awareness video? Are you ready to ask your horse to stay more connected at the canter yet? Please share your feedback as we love to hear what is happening in your training process and how these videos are making a difference 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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"Looking for your thoughts and suggestion. We are designing a new logo and "badge" (so people can put them on their websites and so on...) for the "Movers and Shakers of the Horse World" Do you like either of these? What suggestions would you make?"
 
"Looking for your thoughts and suggestion. We are designing a new logo and "badge" (so people can put them on their websites and so on...) for the "Movers and Shakers of the Horse World" Do you like either of these? What suggestions would you make?"

Thanks so much. We appreciate your feedback. Oh, and this coming week join with us as we present our final Mover and Shaker of the Horse World for Glen the Geek of the Horse Radio Network   (http://www.horseradionetwork.com) Stay tuned for more information!
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What do you think?  I would like to see the back ground in white on either of these.  That would make them stand out more.  The color of the lettering can be changed to the purplish color...  
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"Is your horse connected?  What does that really mean? Would you like to know the Steps to Connection that can make a difference in what you are doing with your horse at the walk and trot?  Watch this video!"

Sometimes, all you really need to understand what you are doing in your horse's training process is to have the steps broken down so you have a better understanding of what you need to do.  In this video Trudy is riding Melody and focusing on keeping her connected and relaxed.  I am learning new ways to share what I am doing on video with you..and the riders, and am exploring new ways to describe what you are seeing at the same time the rider is taking a lesson.  

After watching this Horse and Rider Awareness video do you have a clearer idea about how you can use the Steps to Connection with your horse?  We love to hear your feedback.

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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"Would you like to improve your horse's canter?  Watch this video to see what Trudy is doing with Ani.  Which tip makes the biggest difference for what you are doing with your horse?"

Now you can watch what I do with Trudy as we focus on improving  Ani's canter. In this session we focus on keeping Ani connected (on the aids/on the bit/round/in front of the aids/packaged) at the canter" This is level of connection in the canter is still new to Ani and so it is the perfect video for anyone who wants to improve their horses canter. Check out the wonderful changes in Ani's canter than go out and try these techniques on your horse.

Are you ready to try this on your horse? We love to hear your feedback!

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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""It's really not a headset.  It's a mind set. The mystery of how to get your horses head in the right place"

Why do we position our horses heads a certain way (or at least try to...) We do this so we can support our horse so that it can stay more "connected" as we balance it between our leg aids and the rein connection"

 How a horse understands this process still amazes me.  Now that Ani is further along in her training Trudy has found that she likes the feeling of Ani staying more connected with her.  On this day Trudy asked me to isolate what she is doing with Ani so that she can keep her more connected with her back up and a "rainbow" in her neck. 

Can you see how Trudy is keeping Ani more connected by working on the Steps to Connection?  Have you tried this on your horse?  We love hearing your feedback so please let us know how this 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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You made my day +Tracy Jane Ehnglo I really appreciate your words.  Let me know how this technique is working for you. 
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"What if... you want your horse to keep its head in a certain position.  This is common for those who are competing or riding dressage.  Do you feel like your horse is still locking up or leaning on the reins when you pick up the reins connection?  You are not alone.  This is a mystery that takes some riders years to understand.  Now you can watch what I do with Trudy so she can isolate how Ani is responding to what she is doing with the reins"

On this day Trudy asked if we could focus on that "rainbow" that happens in a horses neck when they are soft to the bit (rein connection) and on the aids/in front of the aids/round and so on.  Trudy has been watching horses at the dressage shows and now that Ani is more comfortable with that level of connection is ready to ask her to stay balanced between her reins and legs even more.
In this video we are at the halt and you can see how I break everything down for Trudy.  (We have done this in the past, but now Trudy has a different idea about what this really can do)

How does your horse respond to the rein connection?  Are you ready to try this technique on your horse?  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  or +Dressage Instructor Tryon, NC - Randi Thompson 

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"What if... you finally had a system you can use to make sure that your riding position is in the right place on circles or curves?  Now you do!  Check out this video and watch what I do with Trudy"

It's no secret.  You have heard this so many times.  It is your riding position and how you use your aids that is how you are able to connect and influence your horse. Yet, how to do this is a mystery.  Or is it?  What if all you need to do is watch someone else (we are volunteering Trudy here) go through a process that can also work for you?

Try this Horse and Rider Awareness process and let us know how it works for you.  We love your feedback and look forward to hearing your results. 

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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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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