I just posted a new article on teaching your horse to think forward over at https://www.facebook.com/dressagementorwithjanesavoie. Enjoy!
I just launched my brand new website and would love for you to check it out here:
Also, be sure to check out my other site, Dressage Mentor:
I just added a new blog post on my website called “A Positive Look at Fear.
Check it out at
I’m excited to tell you that I’m going full steam ahead with Dressage Academy!!
The first event will be The Art of Teaching-Shining A Light On Learning.
My goal with this program is twofold:
- To help instructors empower their students by teaching dressage in a language that people can understand.
- To give riders the “Why” and “How” of training so you can become more effective and independent.
The first event will be at the USEF headquarters in Gladstone, New Jersey on October 27-30.
Check out the details at www.SavoieDressageAcademy.com. Even though registration doesn’t officially open until June 1, it’s a good idea to pre-register now to hold your spot because space is limited
Looking forward to “shining a light on learning”!
Live your dreams!
The second Dressage Mentor Reunion is going on RIGHT now and we’re having a blast!
We have had so many different activities already!…yummy dinner at the fancy, shmancy Players club, “survivor-type” challenges (The first place winner won a position analysis with Ruth Poulsen), demo rides, Jim Masterson and his Masterson technique, pain relief with Isabelle Aube, and a leg wrapping demo.
Today the Dressage Mentor Reunion starts at the horse show where I’ll critique the rides through headsets! Then on to more lessons, position analysis, EQui-Chi with Kris Garrett, and Thermography demo.
Sunday, we’re back at the horse show to critiques both rides and warm-ups. Then off to my farm for two more lessons (One with an Olympian who I’ve taught since she was a kid!), and then a saddle fitting demo with Jochen Schleese,
We’re having a blast at the Dressage Mentor Reunion in this 75 degree, sunny , Florida weather!!!!!!
Do you want to know how to have a great ride everyday? Stop expecting perfection. Rather than looking at training and competing in black or white terms, learn to see things in “shades of gray”.
The key to seeing shades of gray is to recognize when things are just
“a little bit better”. For example, when you think of your ride, ask
• Were your hands a little quieter?
• Did you sit a bit more centered today?
• Did you keep your eyes up for more of your ride than you did
• Were you able to use your legs, hands or seat a bit more
independently? That is, when you used your legs, did your
hands stay somewhat quieter than last week?
• Did you remember to use your legs before your hands more
• Did you control your emotions a bit better so that you were
more relaxed, patient, brave, or calm?
• Did you stay slightly more focused throughout your ride?
• Did you remember to breathe more often?
• Did you reward your horse for every effort he made that was a
bit closer to what you want as a finished product?
As long as things keep getting “a little bit better”, pretty soon you’ll
be riding “a whole lot better”.
If you missed last week’s Holiday promotion, you can still grab your Happy Horse courses and all of the bonuses. Everything will be available starting tonight at Midnight EST (9PM PST) for the next 24 hours only.
The reason that I’m making the Happy Horse courses available for ONE MORE DAY is that since I ended the promotion last Sunday, I’ve had a ton of emails from people who missed the offer because of technical difficulties, double orders, and payment issues.
I’m happy to say that we’ve sorted out all the glitches. And since the majority of the issues were on my end (sorry…but you know I’m technically challenged!), I’m going to open the cart again for 1 day only to give you a chance to grab all of the bonuses and the ONLY chance to do a 4-payment plan.
To grab your courses and bonuses, after midnight, go to: