Profile

Cover photo
Randi Thompson
Worked at Horse and Rider Awareness, Public Speaker, Horse Expert Witness and Consultant, How to Market Your Horse Business
Attends Equine Law Conference
Lived in USA. North Carolina
37,282 followers|1,297,574 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTube+1's

Stream

Randi Thompson
owner

Photos and Quotes  - 
 
"Sometimes you win, Sometimes you learn"

What was the last thing that you learned from a horse?  Did it make you feel like a winner?   I find that when working with clients, that sometimes their horse teaches them a lot about life.  They have to make choices and decisions right there.  For some people, this is new.  As a result, they are able to make decisions faster when not around their horse.  
12
2
Sara Anderson's profile photoAshley White's profile photo
Add a comment...

Randi Thompson

Shared publicly  - 
 
"Now you can improve your leg yields!  Watch what Trudy is doing with Ani"

Now that Ani is warmed up, we start asking her to connect more by riding a 10 meter circle into a leg yield.  Trudy's job will be to see if she can keep Ani flexed to the inside from her inside leg aid into a stretchy rein in both the circle, and the leg yield out of it. That is when Ani is better balanced laterally.  Once Trudy gets a better feeling of how to keep that stretch and balance it's time to add more impulsion so that Ani is more connected and moving forward more from behind.  

Can you see how Ani's movement begins to change as the result of this exercise?

For more Horse and Rider Awareness videos join our Google+ page at:  https://plus.google.com/b/114175109823360879722/+Horseandriderawareness

http://youtu.be/9ac6yYyk4C4
4
Add a comment...

Randi Thompson
owner

Photos and Quotes  - 
 
"Horse sculptures we all wish we could own..."

I would like to have one like this my front or back yard.  I think it would look beautiful with the mountains as a backdrop. I am so amazed when I see people are able to create inspired works of art like this.  What about you?
23
2
Christin Miller's profile photoAbigail Powell's profile photo荻原早弥子's profile photoSydney Hirneise's profile photo
7 comments
 
I really need to practice my welding... 
Add a comment...

Randi Thompson
owner

Photos and Quotes  - 
 
"Everyone is looking for that perfect low priced bomb proof horse"

Maybe this trainer has the right idea?  In the past few years I have helped clients find several horses.  One we simply needed a safe horse.  We found it, but it was not cheap.  The others were competition horses.  Of course, we looked a long time and finally picked horses that moved the way we wanted, but had a few issues.  Some issues that we did not know about....  but, we did end up with some very nice horses after spending (and still doing so) a lot of time re training them and bringing them back at a new level.   How do you find your horses?  Do you find that you also spend a lot of time re educating them or bringing them back to good health?
12
2
Danielle Dubél's profile photoChuck Bartok's profile photoMarcy Criner's profile photoRandi Thompson's profile photo
6 comments
 
I try to use mental images too. They work. 
Add a comment...
 
"What does it mean when people talk about getting a horse to "stretch" into the inside rein?"

We would all love to have our horses let us guide them more from our seat and legs.  This does not happen overnight.  You have been watching the progress of Trudy and Ani and now can see that they are to the point where Trudy is keeping Ani more balanced, straighter and as a result more connected. This is because Trudy is now asking Ani to step up from behind (from her legs and seat) and into the rein.  This results in what is called a stretch.  Like a big rubber band, Ani steps up and takes a feel on the rein.  You will see that Ani is stretching her neck and lifting her back as she does this.

Are you able to get your horse to stretch on a rein?  Why do you think this might be important?

For more Horse and Rider Awareness videos join our Google+ page at:  https://plus.google.com/b/114175109823360879722/+Horseandriderawareness

#dressage   #equestrian  
http://youtu.be/P8E9zkoSseE
6
Ruth Balmforth's profile photo
 
Love it
Add a comment...
Have her in circles
37,282 people
 
"3 Things you can't recover in life.  The Moment after it's missed.  The Word after it's said and the Time after it's wasted"

Do you find that these are true for you?
11
3
Barnfly Farms's profile photoWiener Lucena's profile photo
Add a comment...
 
"Horses change lives.  They give our young people confidence and self esteem.  (what about us older folks?  I think they do this for us also!)   They provide peace and tranquility to trouble souls.  They give us hope"

Personally, I cannot image a life without horses.  Even though my life has changed and I no longer own any, they are still around me and so are the people who love them.  It has been fun getting to know so many of the people who are members of the Horse and Equestrian Community.  You are so amazing!   I would also like to thank co-host +Anita Lequoia for everything she has brought to our community.  She makes a difference for so many of us.  
22
4
Anita Lequoia's profile photoDeborah Vance's profile photoRuth C's profile photoChris Nedeau's profile photo
2 comments
 
I agree I didn't start riding till I was 45. I'm a much stronger and more confident than I was.

Add a comment...

Randi Thompson

Shared publicly  - 
 
"How to buy... the perfect horse"

This might be truer than we think... do you agree?
 
"Everyone is looking for that perfect low priced bomb proof horse"

Maybe this trainer has the right idea?  In the past few years I have helped clients find several horses.  One we simply needed a safe horse.  We found it, but it was not cheap.  The others were competition horses.  Of course, we looked a long time and finally picked horses that moved the way we wanted, but had a few issues.  Some issues that we did not know about....  but, we did end up with some very nice horses after spending (and still doing so) a lot of time re training them and bringing them back at a new level.   How do you find your horses?  Do you find that you also spend a lot of time re educating them or bringing them back to good health?
12
1
Sandy Childs's profile photoDanielle Dubél's profile photo
 
Haha! That's spook proof an easy keeper. It can take you almost anywhere for a nice ride.!! Sorry it's not the same as the companionship you get with a horse. I don't mind the shying now and then. The rebellion at times but when things come together, the horse is a blast..

Add a comment...

Randi Thompson
owner

Discussions and Questions  - 
 
"We are moving! "
  Come on over to our Google + page at: https://plus.google.com/b/108211750992406874157/+Howtomarketyourhorsebusiness.   Looking forward to seeing you there.  You can also join our other Google + community (over 3000 members)  at:  
 https://plus.google.com/communities/110681468245238079121

I will be deleting this community next week.
1
Add a comment...
 
"A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything"

Do you agree?
 
For sure..
16
Claudia Hunt's profile photoToll Booth Saddle Shop's profile photoJesse H's profile photo
3 comments
 
True!
Add a comment...
People
Have her in circles
37,282 people
Work
Occupation
Founder "Horse and Rider Awareness" and "How to Market Your Horse Business" Speaker, Author, Horse Industry Expert Witness
Skills
Public Speaking, Coaching Professionals in the Horse World, Relationship Marketing for Horse Business Owners, Inspiring People, Stretching my imagination....
Employment
  • Horse and Rider Awareness, Public Speaker, Horse Expert Witness and Consultant, How to Market Your Horse Business
    Horse and Rider
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Previously
USA. North Carolina - Glenwood, Mn - Rapid City, SD - Omaha, Ne - Parkersburg, WV - Palm Beaches, Fl
Story
Tagline
Equestrian, Speaker, Author, Horse Industry Expert Witness
Introduction
Internationally recognized for her award winning “Horse and Rider Awareness Educational Programs" and "How To Market Your Horse Business”  

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 since 1979 in clinics and programs throughout the US. 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 500 Horse and Rider Do it Yourself videos on Youtube!  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.  Randi’s award winning Facebook fan page “How to Market Your Horse Business”  or Any Other Business, has won several social media awards. In 2012 Randi will be one of the 20 Top Facebook Marketers speaking at the Social Media Examiners Facebook Success Summit.  
 

Recent Awards:

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

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"

******************************************************

*"New Google+ Horse Communities are now here!"*

*"Horse Business Community"*
https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/105708024717198441585

*"Horse and Equestrian Community"*
https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110681468245238079121 


Bragging rights
Speaker at William Woods University, the Ohio Equine Affaire, and the Equine Extravaganza in 2013.
Education
  • Equine Law Conference
    Equine Law, present
    The National Equine Law Conference
  • SEAK Expert Witness Conference
    Expert Witness Training, present
    Also attended the conference on "How to Excel at Your Expert Deposition and the SEAK Expert Witness National Conference.
  • Horsemanship Safety Association
    Horse and Rider Safety, 1976 - 1979
    Certified as a Master Clinician. Certified 100's of instructors and taught the Advanced Clinic programs.
  • Meredith Manor International School of Horsemanship
    Equestrian, 1976 - 1979
    International equestrian school. Course included horse and rider training, business and more
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Randi Thompson's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
"Riding position. Where your hands should be to get a horse on the aids"
www.scoop.it

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

Western Dressage Association of Kansas
plus.google.com

Horses and horsemen of Kansas in the sport of Western Dressage

Can This Business Be Saved?: Raising Prices
www.success.com

You can raise prices without scaring off existing clients. The key is adding value.

TV Guide, TV Listings, Online Videos, Entertainment News and Celebrity N...
www.tvguide.com

Find local TV listings, watch full episodes of your favorite TV Shows and read the latest breaking news on TV shows, celebrities and movies.

Five Facebook fan pages we should aspire to
social-cycle.com

One of the most visible negative consequences of businesses jumping on the social media bandwagon in the last couple of years is the unfortu

Special Gifts and Sponsors for How to Market Your Horse Business "Share ...
www.facebook.com

How To Market Your Horse Buisness wrote a note titled Special Gifts and Sponsors for How to Market Your Horse Business "Share The Comment Lo

How To Market Your Horse Business - Facebook Page Review | Likealyzer
likealyzer.com

How To Market Your Horse Business got 88 points when their Facebook Page got analyzed. Get your own review today!

6 tips for writing irresistible content for your target audience | Smart...
smartblogs.com

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

Horse Expert Witness-Equestrian Legal Consultant
plus.google.com

Risk management for horses and horse related activities.

Equestrian Influencers – Top 5 Equestrian Influ...
www.thistleridgestables.com

Besides me (http://www.facebook.com/ThistleRidgeSkillBuilders) In 5th place - IotaMc Hippus In his "About" Section he says,  " Be who

Attract Fiercely Loyal Customers With These 5 Strategies
www.openforum.com

Strategies that make your customers feel valued also keep them loyal.

Equestrian Social Media Awards
fuglyblog.com

Fugly Horse of the Day is a finalist in the Equestrian Social Media Awards!  We're super excited for the blog   This is a testament to the

Finalists: Top 10 Small Business Facebook Pages 2011
www.socialmediaexaminer.com

Finalists: Top 10 Small Business Facebook Pages 2011. By Cindy King Published August 25, 2011. Tweet. social media reviews We received over

Professional Equine Grooms
plus.google.com

All things horse grooming! Interact and Learn!

30 Ways To Boost Sales Without Discounting
www.openforum.com

Traditional discounting can make a tough impact on your bottom line. Here are some more creative ways to boost sales.

125 Ways to Integrate Social Media to Zoom Your Business | Social Media ...
socialmediatoday.com

random acts of marketing social media RAMS Random acts of marketing (RAMs) will melt the positive in your business checking account, return

Pro Equine Grooms - Workman's Compensation Insurance
www.proequinegrooms.com

The ins and outs of workman's compensation insurance and what is means for Grooms and Employers alike.

Horse businesses a success through social media | Horsetalk.co.nz - Inte...
www.horsetalk.co.nz

Horse businesses a success through social media | Horsetalk.co.nz - International horse news

Landing Pages: The Secret to Online Sales
openforum.com

Landing pages are a great opportunity for small businesses to get the most from their online marketing efforts.