Happy Horse One Day Sale!

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:

http://janesavoie.com/happyhorse/onedaysale

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Does Your Horse Have A Lateral Walk?

If your horse’s walk tends to be lateral, try one of these two things:

1.Slow the tempo down. Just be sure your horse stays reactive to light driving aids in the slower walk. He shouldn’t get lazy or fall behind your leg.
2. Step slightly sideways. That will break up the legs on the same side so he can step more deliberately with each leg. With a young horse, do a bit of leg yielding. If your horse has more education, do shoulder-fore or shoulder-in.

This tip is excerpted from The Happy Horse Course. For more info on how to train a happy horse, go to: http://www.janesavoie.com/happyhorse/

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Freshen Your Dressage Horse’s Walk

Happy Horse Tip #1: Here’s a great exercise called “breathing the legs” that you can use to freshen your horse’s walk.

Try this exercise at home first. You might be surprised by the reaction you get. So you don’t want to do it for the first time at a horse show.

• Take your legs off your horse’s sides.
• Move them back an inch or two.
• Place them back on his sides lightly.

This tip is excerpted from The Happy Horse Course. For more info on how to train a happy horse, go to: http://www.janesavoie.com/happyhorse/

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A terrible thing happened today, and I’m really struggling to get over it. There was a loud hissing sound that hit my nervous system with a scream that said, “RATTLE SNAKE!” I was so startled, I jumped sideways really hard and fast, and unseated Jane! Her off balance body clinging to my side triggered, “MOUNTAIN LION!” in my brain. So, I bucked. Not just a little, I bucked from one end of the arena to the other until I shook off the “Killer Lion!”

But that lion was actually my best friend, Jane. I dumped her! In the dirt! I bucked her off! I’m so upset! Jane and I have been best friends for ten years! I’ve never bucked her or anyone else off. NEVER! Not even once.

Fortunately, Jane was not seriously hurt. She’s a bit banged up, but no broken bones. Of course she was wearing her helmet. She ALWAYS wears her helmet. Thank goodness! I would never have intentionally hurt her, but I could have anyway just reacting like a normal horse!

No one has ever come off me before, and it freaked me out. I was wide-eyed for twenty minutes. But I’m not going to let this ruin my time with Jane. I’m going to look at this with clear thought, do some EFT meridian tapping to release the energy pathway that my neurons created during this fear episode, and move on.

Jane understands that I was acting out of instinct, not maliciousness. Still we both feel really bad about it. We have to just have to make sure that we FEEL our feelings, do the techniques we know to release the energy of the past, and move on.

Have you ever been bucked off? No fun.. is it?… I hope you always wear your helmet! Even your quietest, most trusted friend is still a big powerful horse. And he could do a normal horse thing and accidentally hurt you. Even if you only get bucked off once every ten years, like Jane just did, you never know if today’s ride is going to be the one. Put on your helmet! EVERY ride!

Love, Moshi

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Horseback Riding “Light” No Matter What Your Weight with Jane Savoie on Facebook

You can ride “light” mentally and emotionally with FREE positive support for getting in shape so you can Horseback Ride in the Body you have today no matter what your weight.
Join Olympic Dressage Coach, Jane Savoie, and Equestrian Author, Kris Garrett, on
Facebook for Riding Light!

https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Riding-Light-with-Jane-Savoie/120510978033839

Donna wrote: “This is a great place to go for positive reinforcement!!”

Colleen wrote:  “What a concept! Thanks Kris and Jane!”
Elizabeth wrote: “Love it. Got to share this!”
Cathy wrote:  “There seems to be so much support on this page, I LOVE IT!!!”
AND LOTS MORE!    Take a peek on Facebook and “like” Riding Light with Jane Savoie and Kris Garrett!
Pass it on so others can share the support of this great community.
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Equestrian Sports Psychology and Dressage Training Tips for The Confident Competitor

As part of my new Confident Competitor program, you can listen to 3 sample training audios that cover equestrian sports psychology as well as actual dressage tips and tools.

And even of you never plan to compete, you'll find these sports psychology and dressage training tips helpful for everyday riding. They're designed to help you relax, feel more confident, and enjoy every ride. 

There are just a few days left to listen to the free audios before they get taken down.
so check them out right away at: http://theconfidentcompetitor.com/invite
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Can A Mechanical Horse Simulator Called The Equicizer Improve Horseback Rider Fitness?

Few people would argue that there should be some kind of mechanical horse simulator that horseback riders can use to exercise, improve fitness, rehab from an injury, and train on for “riding real horses.” All other athletes have a means to train and practice their skills. If you were a cyclist, you’d have a stationary bike in your home. Baseball players have batting cages, boxers have punching bags, golfers have driving ranges, and basketball players have a basketball hoops in their driveways.

So if you’re a horseback rider, why not have a stationary, mechanical horse that simulates riding so you can improve overall fitness and practice skills?  After all, horseback riders are athletes too!

Treadmills, exercise bikes, and other exercise machines, offer great exercise in general. But they don’t work your core and the important muscles you need specifically to ride a horse.

So what’s the answer for horseback riders who want to improve their fitness? I found it in an Equicizer!

The secret to this mechanical horse’s ability to improve your strength, balance and coordination is that you, the rider, make it go! The simple exercise of pushing with your hips offers an amazing core, abdomen, back, and leg exercise for anyone to simulate working those muscles you so importantly need to ride a horse.

So what makes the Equicizer move? When you’re seated on the Equicizer, you push and tilt your hips forward in a rhythmic manner. This action puts the Equicizer into motion. Gently riding in this manner creates the sensation of a horse walking. If you were to watch a rider’s seat on a real horse while the horse was walking, you’d see the same forward rhythmic movement in the rider’s hips. The only difference is that a real horse is doing the work for you.

And the cool thing is that you don’t have to ride the Equicizer fast to gain good healthy exercise. Being able to ride it slowly and gently enables people of all ages and level of abilities to ride and exercise. This is what makes the Equicizer extra special. People with injuries or disabilities that may not be able to use traditional exercise equipment can ride the Equicizer!

For more information on how you can improve your horseback rider fitness and skills by riding this fun mechanical horse simulator, go to www.equicizer.com

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