Monthly Archives: July 2008

Jane Savoie’s Tips to Help you Easily Switch Your Dressage Whip

Jane Savoie’s Quick Tip to Help You Switch Your Dressage Whip with Ease July 14, 2008 by janesavoie I’ve had a bunch of questions lately on handling the dressage whip. Many of you tell me you feel awkward when you switch … Continue reading

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Jane Savoie’s Tips for a Better Free Walk

Half Halt for a Better Free Walk People often ask me about the free walk and like most everything else in dressage, it’s all about the half halt. First I’ll describe the free walk, and then I’ll show you how to … Continue reading

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Jane Savoie’s Explains the Connecting Half Halt on her Youtube Video

Check out my Youtube video on the Connecting Half Halt!

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Jane Savoie’s 3 Secrets To Making Every Ride a Great Ride

3 SECRETS TO MAKING EVERY RIDE A GREAT RIDE 1. Learn to see things in shades of grey. Want to know how to have a great ride everyday?  Stop expecting perfection. Don’t look at training and competing in black or … Continue reading

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Jane Savoie Demystifies the Half Halt

Most riders agree that the half halt is the most important concept in riding. That’s because the reason you give a half halt is to bring your horse to a more perfect state of balance. But, unfortunately, the half halt … Continue reading

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“Breathe” Your Legs to Prevent Your Horse from “Fading” in Extensions?

If your horse doesn’t march with good energy in your free walk or fades too early in your trot and canter lengthenings, try “breathing” your legs during the movement. To “breathe” your legs: * Take your legs off of his … Continue reading

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Jane Savoie Offers 4 Tips to Help You Find Your Seatbones

Are you having trouble weighting each seatbone individually? Here are 4 tips to help you find your seatbones 1. Sit in a chair. Keep your shoulders and hips square while you alternately put more weight on your right seatbone and … Continue reading

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