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A Happy Horse
Home Study Course


It’s FINALLY ready...For years riders have been asking me how they can train their horses kindly and systematically when they don’t have access to good trainers in their area, they can’t afford to take lessons as often as they’d like, they don’t have a fancy horse, or they just don’t know EXACTLY how to do things.

This course is my answer to those questions. A Happy Horse has been more than a year in the making, and it includes knowledge and information from my 35+ years of teaching riders and horses at all levels.

Listen. I know my strengths, and I know my weaknesses. I’d like to say I’m a brilliant rider. But the truth is, I’m not. I’m not a naturally gifted rider. I remember asking German master Herbert Rehbein how he improved my horse’s canter pirouettes so dramatically. He just shrugged his shoulders and said, “It’s just riding.” Yeah. Easy for him to say. The man was a genius.

That’s the problem with brilliant riders. Most of them ride by “feel”. They don’t actually even know what they do. That’s great for them, but it doesn’t help the rest of us mere mortals figure out how to do things.

But, guess what? My shortcomings as a rider are my loss and your gain. You see, I had to learn how to do things in a logical, step-by-step, left-brained way. As a result, I might not be the best rider in the world, but I’m a really good teacher. I can simplify and break things down so all riders at any level can UNDERSTAND. I’m convinced that this is absolutely the most comprehensive and clear information out there on how to train your horse.

By the way, this is a really long letter, so if you’ve already made up your mind that you want the course, Click on the payment option of your choice and you’ll go straight to the shopping cart.

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On the other hand, read on:

I’m going to try something very different here.

All the marketing experts tell me that I’m supposed to hit you over the head with marketing hype if I have any hope of “selling” you my A Happy Horse home study course.

Well, I hope those marketing experts are wrong because I’m about to break all their rules.

I’m going to treat you like a friend here—and that means I’m going to leave out all the hypethose marketing folks tell me to put in.

There is a lot of information in this letter. That’s because I want you to make an informed decision…I have a limited quantity of courses available right now (more about that later), so I want you to be sure about your decision when you order the course.

With so few copies available, I don’t want to send one to the wrong person. So, let’s get started…

OK. Here goes. Why did I put this course together for you? I had a couple of reasons. I told you about my first reason above. Riders from all over are just plain frustrated and confused by the amount of misinformation, and unclear information out there. There just doesn’t seem to be one clear-cut, easy to understand approach to training.

Plus, for many of you “bad” training isn’t even the issue. You live in an area where you don’t have access to ANY kind of training—even if it’s sub-standard! All you want is to learn how to train your horse in a straightforward system based on reward.

But I have another reason for knocking myself out to get this program together for you. I’m passionate about a lot of things. And right up at the top of my list are trainers who treat horses badly.

Would you be shocked to know that there are professionals out there who resort to harsh tactics, shortcuts, and gadgets either because they feel pressure to produce results or because they lack the knowledge to train any other way?

What's even more distressing to me is that unsuspecting riders work with them because there's no one else in their area. Or impressionable young riders apprentice themselves to these “trainers” because they see them win in the show ring. People think these professionals must be doing something right because they get “results”.

And then, of course, there are lots of well-meaning riders who love their horses, but unknowingly use poor training techniques. They use these methods either because that’s what they’ve been taught to do, or because they just lack the knowledge to do things in a better way.

For example:
Do you squeeze with your legs every stride just to keep your horse going?
Do you “jiggle” or “saw” on the reins to put him on the bit?
Do you raise your hands and lift your horse’s head up to get him “off his forehand”?
Do you run your horse off his feet really fast because someone has told you that that’s the way to ride him “forward”?
Do you crank his head to the left and right to supple him and “get him to listen”?
Do you pull on the reins to ask for a downward transition?
Do you unknowingly ride with “inelastic” elbows that discourage your horse from going forward?
Do you use gadgets to get his head down?
Do you overbend your horse’s neck to one side and hold it there until he “gives” and feels “soft”?
Do you confuse connection with collection?
Do you use spurs to make your horse go forward rather than using them so you can be more delicate and refined with your driving aids?

But here’s the great news: IT’S NOT YOUR FAULT! You can only do what you’ve been taught to do. All you have to do is educate yourself so you don’t unintentionally go down the wrong road with your horse. And if you’re still reading at this point, I know I’m talking to you.

OK, I know I’ve been pretty blunt up to this point, but if this letter is going to be no-holds barred, I’m going to continue in a rather unlikely spot. I’m going to tell you why you shouldn’t buy this course.


There are definitely some people who should NOT buy this course. No offense, but if any of these describe you, well…you probably shouldn’t be on this web page…

  • Please don’t buy A Happy Horse if you’re looking for the Holy Grail of training.
  • Don’t buy it if you’re looking for a quick fix or short cuts to train you horse as quickly as possible.
  • The course is not for you if you place ribbons and trophies above the welfare of your horse, or you use him to satisfy your own ego or ambition.
  • The course is also not for you if you don't have the discipline to be consistent and clear in your training.
  • Also, if you tend to bully your horse, and you're not willing to base training on MASSIVE reward rather than on punishment, stop reading right now. This is not the program for you. (I told you I was going to be blunt.)

This course is for serious riders (that includes serious beginners!) who know it takes work and knowledge to succeed. If you’re willing to put forth the effort, then A Happy Horse is the blueprint that will help you develop a satisfying relationship with your horse so you both can have FUN!

This course IS for you if:

  • You enjoy the training process and understand it takes time to train correctly.
  • You want to know how to develop a clear, non-verbal language so it's easier to communicate with your horse.
  • You like having things broken down in a systematic program.
  • You're happy and appreciative of any small effort your horse makes.
  • You're confused about how to do some movements and exercises.
  • You're not completely sure how to use your seat, legs and hands to get certain results.
  • You're occasionally frustrated by training issues and blame yourself for being a "bad rider".
  • You think your horse isn't capable of doing quality work because he's not a traditional dressage breed.
  • You can't get your horse consistently on the bit.
  • You can't afford to work with a trainer on a regular basis.
  • There aren't any decent trainers in your area.
  • You’re confused and frustrated because your trainer tells you what to do but doesn't tell you HOW to do it.
  • You just want someone to explain things in a CLEAR, step-by-step, easy to understand way.

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Questions & Answers:

Lots of people have been asking questions about the course so I'm going to answer some of them here.

Q: How are these lessons different from the lessons in your other DVD programs?
A: Of course, there'll be some overlap of material. Learning, riding, and training is all about repetition, and repetition is the mother of skill. But here’s how they differ:

• These lessons contain ADDITIONAL exercises, tips, and ways to get your head wrapped around certain concepts. So for those who have enjoyed the other DVD’s, you’ll be getting a more IN-DEPTH look at certain ideas.
• I show lots of common mistakes so you can clearly see what things look like when they’re done wrong. AND I show you HOW TO FIX things simply and easily. (You’ll think I’m in your ring peeking over your shoulder!)
• You'll see completely DIFFERENT horses from the ones in the other programs so you'll be seeing lots of new challenges.
• You'll also see several different breeds so you get to see that these techniques work for ALL horses. I have Moshi--my Friesian, Twinkie--the opinionated Paint, Valentino--our senior citizen Thoroughbred, Lace--the hot Trakehner mare, Sigmund Freud-the lazy Haflinger, and Colby--the young, huge Percheron cross.
• I ride in more than half the lessons. So you get to see how perfect Moshi is and how many mistakes I make! For some reason, people are comforted by the fact that I make as many mistakes as anyone else! :-)
• You'll pretty much be getting the WHOLE enchilada. That is, if you were coming to train with me for an extended period of time, this is exactly the kind of in-depth work we'd be doing together.

Q:The course sounds huge. (23 DVD lessons, 21 CD lectures, and a 135-page manual). Am I going to need a PHD to get through it?
Not at all. The lessons, lectures, and manual cover the same material. The information is presented in different formats so you can choose whatever format works best for your personal learning style. Then, use the other formats to reinforce what you've learned. You get to watch, listen, and read so you really get immersed in the material.

Also, each lesson is deliberately short. That way you can focus on ONE topic so you're not overwhelmed by a ton of information. Take your time. When you've mastered that subject, move on to the next lesson.

In addition, it's user friendly because I avoid "dressagey" jargon whenever I can. I give you the information as if we're sitting down over a cup of coffee.

Q: I don't have my own horse--yet. I share a school horse with many other riders. Will he get confused?
Horses are amazingly adaptable. Your school horse will be happy to be ridden in a systematic, kind way. Plus, YOU'LL learn a system that you'll know like the back on your hand. Then you'll be all set when you finally get your own horse.

Q: I have an older horse with physical limitations. We can only walk and sometimes trot. The vet says the horse isn’t ready to retire yet. He's a can-do horse (within his physical limits). Can you make a big enough program for all our limitations?
You’ll see when you watch the DVDs that almost all the work in the course can be done in the walk. So there’s lots of stuff to keep you and your older guy interested and challenged.

Q:The course contains so much material, will I be able to afford it?
I know a lot of you will want to invest in the course all at once but, for those of you who find that difficult, I’m offering a special payment plan so that no one misses out. Check it out at the end of the letter.

Q: I’m a beginner. Will the information be too advanced for me?
The material is laid out in simple, user-friendly, non-dressagey language that anyone can understand.

Also, it doesn’t matter whether you’re just starting out or ready to ride at the Olympics. All good training starts with a solid foundation. If you build a house on a poor foundation, it’ll topple when there’s a storm. It’s the same with training. If you go up through the levels, and you don’t have a solid foundation in the basics, somewhere along the line, you’re going to run into problems.

Most of you know that I’ve been around a long (long!) time. I’ve taught students in backyards as well as at Olympic games. I’ve taught western riders, dressage riders, event riders, hunters, jumpers, professionals, and recreational riders. So, I think I have a pretty clear idea of how to break things down so EVERYONE can understand and put the ideas into practice.

But instead of me telling you that my system is clear and easy to understand, I thought I’d let some of the people who have used my DVDs, CDs, and books to help them. This is just some of the feedback I’ve gotten from happy riders all over the world:

Customer Feedback :

“I was to the point of exhaustion carrying my horse around the ring! While my instructor has tried to convey to me how she gets him forward, it just didn't work for me - something was missing - and the way you described what you did just made it click. Like magic! I can finally work on other things like leg yields. FINALLY! And I’ve had some glimpses of true roundness and self-carriage! Everything is way easier because I think about this technique in whatever we are doing. I waited to write until I could prove to myself that we were really on to something. There hasn't been a day that I haven't come away saying, ‘Wow! I could ride him all day like this!’”
Norma S., England

“Wow! I want to say thank you for your tips on how to pick up the
correct lead. My riding instructor, who leaves 2 hours away, sent it to
me to try with my mare. We did it!! We picked up the correct leads,
and I cried tears of joys. I always knew she could do it, and it was me
having the issues. But WE DID IT TOGETHER!! It was an amazing feeling,
and I owe it to your step-by-step process on how to sit and what aids
to use.”
Thank you again!
Joelene Morris "Joe" H., New Mexico.

“I have been riding for 50 years and have had many riding lessons, especially in Germany. But I have never heard anyone explain the way you do! That is a gift for us who would like to learn from you.”
Barbara E., Illinois

“My wife recently scored a 78% in a local show in the novice horse/training level class after listening to your DVDs. She wants more!”
Chuck C. Lexington, KY

“I just wanted to mention what a help your DVD's have been for me. My trainer does not speak English as his native language, so communication is sometimes an issue. I bought him a copy of your DVD's, as well as a copy for me. We now have a common language to speak, and I have noticed he has started to use some of the concepts in lessons with other students.

Your DVD's are the difference between my husband completely giving up on learning dressage and continuing on and the difference between me giving up on my trainer and sticking it out. We needed clear and concise directions to go by, and your DVD's have provided it.

I know it sounds simple, but, seriously, no one making training DVD's seems to explain things as simply and easily understood as you do, Jane.”
Sarah M., Texas

“I couldn't wait, and have watched two of the DVD's. They are EXCELLENT. Congratulations on producing such professional quality, with much needed material! You certainly hit the nail on the head for people like myself trying with much frustration, in isolation, attempting to fathom what is meant in books, and, yes, not being told exactly HOW to get the horse on the bit etc.”
Marie F., Queensland, Australia

“After working with Jane, I now have a horse that is happy in his work and understands what I’m asking him to do. He has gone from being a tense, worried horse to a horse that is relaxed and moves with fluidity. His scores in competition have gone up dramatically. Jane's positive, motivational, and creative teaching techniques have gotten us here. Thank You, Jane!”
Jody K. Vermont

“I really love watching your training DVDs. It has made a wonderful difference in how I train my horses. Both my horses and I like would like to say many thanks. I feel that we have a chance to truly grow and communicate with each other through learning and better understanding.”
Karin M., New Hampshire

“I really admire what you’re doing Jane. It takes hard work and dedication to put sound training information in the hands of riders who really want to learn to communicate with their horses, which creates a partnership of trust with calm, quiet, sound leadership. Thank you, for sharing your knowledge and making this possible for us, the amateur, who really wants to learn. You make my riding fun again and that makes me and my horse very happy.”
Jodie B, Virginia

“Your books and videos put things in simple terms that I can remember! You know you’ve made it if you can get an Aussie bush girl brought up on stock horses to Grand Prix, without even meeting me!”
Gail G., Burekup, Western Australia

“Jane simplifies every aspect of riding and just makes it so straightforward. She fills my tool belt every time I see her. I have already told my students that they should buy Jane’s DVD’s and just watch them over and over!”
Heidi Jo H., New Hampshire

“Jane, you completely changed my riding after decades of feeling I wasn't doing something quite right. I cannot thank you enough for your superb teaching style and perfect delivery of those methods. I have mentioned the DVDs to several friends already and told them they should be mandatory for anyone taking on new students and anyone trying to improve their riding.”
Janice Gill, Maryland

“I can see the information in your preview is aimed at building a quality foundation. Exactly what I want to do. Your teaching style is technically precise and deep, your explanations clear and understandable, all given with warm encouragement.
I am delighted with your passion to share your knowledge. I am sure I am not the only person wishing for a Jane-clone, and your Happy Horse classes come as close as any of us can hope.”
Petie W., New Mexico

“It's super for those of us that work alone most of the time. I especially like that you give "homework" to practice. I can even do this exercise
with "Mr. Spooky".

I know good teaching when I see it, and you aren't just good…you are great! You have all the elements: explain in steps, model, repeat and then put all the steps together. Then you give a "practice" to try at home. Superb!
Shirley C., NY

“Your explanation is soooooo simple to follow and understand! It's so nice you bring everything down to a level that absolutely anyone can comprehend!”
Linda M. Colorado

“I love the material. I can hardly wait to start the program. I thought you broke the lesson down into easy steps. I love how you teach…you give reasons behind what you’re doing and it just makes sense! Riding isn’t rocket science, although sometimes it seems that way. I live out in the middle of no-where, and I only ride with my trainer a few times per month, so programs like this are incredibly helpful.”
Lisa, Minnesota

“I just wanted to let you know how you make it all so easy. I love the way you break things down and I am looking forward to Spring to start practicing again!!”
Robin M., Massachusetts

“Last fall there were no less than three articles addressing how to get the horse forward: one in Dressage Today, one in the USDF Connection, and one in Midwest Horse and Sport. They were all very good, but your sentence concerning SEAT, “ You’ll probably be tempted to control the first four things on the “seat” list with your reins”, clicks with my brain cells. I can’t wait to ride with this new focus.”
Claudia R.

“What a difference a few “new rules” about thinking forward can make in only a little over a month! Also, when I use your suppling technique, my horse focuses on me instead of everything around us. Powerful little tool you have there, Jane!”
Dale S., New Hampshire

"Since your DVD’s arrived, I've started the first two lessons with my 5yr old Arab/Holst cross. In one week our competition scores improved by almost 5% points. It's truly amazing! My work and commuting schedule make it difficult to work with anyone on a regular basis. But I can watch these lessons over and over. I love how you make everything so concise and simple.”
Stacy W., Maryland

“I have a wonderful dressage instructor, but I think you have an amazing way a conveying information that really is unrivalled.”
Julie, Texas

“Working with Jane Savoie is an investment in yourself. Jane continually impresses me with her sensible, logical training and clear explanation on how to use the training scale. I walk away from every session with an encyclopedia of information and instruction on exactly how to use that information. I love her positive and encouraging approach. Jane has not only improved my riding, but I have also become a better person as a result of her brilliant insights.”
Cindy S.,Vermont

“My daughter and I keep saying the same things…"No one ever told us that!"
What we're now doing is playing just a part of the DVD, writing down the points, and then practicing them. First, my daughter rides, and I read and watch her. Then, we change over. We're picking up a lot more that way, and getting to notice more things as we go along.”
Rhonda V, Australia

“My horse and I have benefited so much from Jane's "fool-proof" and correct system of training. Our work is so much more expressive now. My horse’s gaits are bigger and freer. It has been awesome!”
Jeanne P., New Hampshire

“I have a horse with loads of potential. She has a naturally long trot stride (the most beautiful pace to ride when she is relaxed!!), but her canter is a disaster.

I rode her this morning just to do a bit of walk and trot. I did the walk exercise you suggested and noticed that I tend to let go the outside rein. I took up into trot and came around and asked for the canter. It was one of the best canter transitions she has ever given me and instead of the usual tipping over onto the forehand she was up and beautiful. I think the walk exercise helped me more to feel how I should be sitting and giving the aid, and I tried to keep that feeling in the canter.

I just wanted to thank you. I'm sure you know how great the feeling is when you and your horse get that one thing right - no matter how small, you may as well have just won the Grand Prix!”
Melisa, South Africa

“My Appaloosa mare and I had a great discussion about moving forward “until the cows come home” yesterday. So, I guess you can teach old dogs new tricks. She is 25, and I am 69. Thanks, Jane!”
Sally D., Winsted, Connecticut

“The way you broke everything down into simple terms made so much sense to me. I was able to remember what I had watched and apply it to my ride on my Quarter Horse. And, lo and behold, not only did I feel better and more effective as a rider, my conformationally incorrect but willing and trustworthy gelding improved.

I have had many coaches throughout my riding career, and none of them have been able to explain things the way that you did on your DVDs!

I have worked under a Canadian Olympian and under two Grand Prix riders. Yes, they were excellent riders and horse people, however, they weren't able to tell my how to ride the movements. Now, with the help of your visual aid via DVD, I can see how movements are to be ridden.”
Shannon L, Canada

“Thank you, Jane, for sharing your enthusiasm and inspiration. My horse and I have developed the most amazing relationship over the past few years based on leadership and clear communication. I see you display the same compassion to the horses you work with.”
Susan S., Clover, South Carolina

“No instructor has ever imparted as much valuable information to me. Jane creates an unforgettable visual image that makes each concept easy to understand. My horse and I always leave our lessons feeling more skilled and confident with a foundation for continued success at home.”
Carrie W., Scottsville, NY

“Recently, a friend of mine reminded me of something I said many years ago: "I'm going to learn how to get a horse on the bit and bring it to the people!" This comment obviously reflects the confusion many riders have about trying to understand and perform this task. Jane has really done it! She’s brought it to the people, and I applaud her for it!”
Char C., Strafford, VT

That is just a sampling of the notes I’ve gotten. There are a lot more…but that doesn’t matter nearly as much as this question:

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It took me over a year to squeeze three and a half decades of experience into this home study course. It’s been an exhausting process…and completing it has become an obsession for me these last five months.

And since last summer, I’ve worked virtually every day to cram information, tools, and tips into this course. (Just ask the poor folks that hang out with me. I’m sure they’re sick of hearing about what seemed like a never-ending project!)

Anyhow, here it is:

Look at everything that’s in the course:

20 DVD lessons that cover everything from how to use your aids to the training scale to all the movements and exercises from Training level through Third level.

• PLUS 3 bonus DVDs that cover some of the mental aspects of riding like exercises to help you relax, using visualization and self-talk to improve your skills, using music to help you with rhythm and tempo…and to have FUN!

20 CD lectures that cover the same material in the DVD lessons. Pop them in your CD player in your car or your Walkman when you’re exercising. The lectures reinforce everything you see in the DVDs.

• A BONUS CD on Problem Solving with the tools you’ve learned in the lessons.

A 135-page manual that summarizes the lessons in a quick and easy Question and Answer, bullet point format. The manual also includes space for notes and a fill in the blank section to really be sure you absorb the main points.

A Winning Attitude book to help you get your ride and your day off to a great start.

Here’s a list of the some of the topics covered in the course:

Lesson 1
How Do I Teach My Horse to Go Forward?
Whose Responsibility is it to Maintain the Energy of a Gait?
How Do I Make My Horse Take Responsibility For Maintaining His Own Energy?
How Do I Decide How Strong My Correction Should Be?
What Are the Aids to “Go”?
How Do I Teach My Horse To React To Light Driving Aids?
How Do I Use Each of the Driving Aids?
How Do I Teach My Horse To React To My Driving Seat?
How Do I Teach My Horse To React To My Voice?
What Are the Aids to “Whoa” or Slow Down?
What Do I Do If My Horse Ignores My Light Aid to Slow Down?

Lesson 2
What Does Each Aid Control?
How Do I Use the Aids to Get a Specific Response?
How Do I Put the Letters Together to Form “Words” or Movements?

Lesson 3
Why Do Riders Forget to Use the Outside Rein?
What Does the Outside Rein Do?
Are There Some Exercises That Will Help Me Learn to Use My Outside Rein?

Lesson 4
What Is the Training Scale?
What are the Six Ingredients in the Training Scale?
When Would I Adjust My Horse’s Tempo?
What Is Suppleness?
What Parts of My Horse’s Body Need to be Supple and Loose?
How Do I Know if My Horse Is Locked In His Poll?
How Do I Use My Aids to Supple My Horse’s Neck?
What is the Sequence of Aids for Suppling My Horse’s Neck?
How Do I Know if My Horse is Stiff in His Shoulders?
What are Some Exercises to Supple My Horse’s Shoulders?

Lesson 5
What Kind of Bit Should I Use?
What Are the 5 Qualities of an Inviting Contact?
What Are the Five Rein Effects?
What is the “Work Area”?

Lesson 6
What is a Half Halt?
What Do I Need to Know About Connecting Half Halts?
What’s the Order of the Aids For a Connecting Half Halt?
How Do I Teach My Horse the Connecting Half Halt?
How Do I Know If My Horse is Honestly on the Bit?
What Should I Do If The Half Halt Isn’t Going through 100%?
How Often Should I Give Connecting Half Halts?
How Do I Keep My Horse on the Bit During Transitions and Movements?
Does the Connecting Half Halt Ever Last More than 3 Seconds?
Is the Connecting Half Halt Ever Shorter Than 3 Seconds?
What Do I Do if My Connecting Half Halt Isn’t Working?

Lesson 7
What Does Impulsion Mean?
Is Impulsion the Same as Going Forward?
When Should I Add Impulsion?
How Do I Go About Adding Impulsion?
What is a Straight Horse?
Is There More Than One “Kind” of Straightness?
What is Axis Straightness?
What is First Position?
How Can I Use First Position to Strengthen My Horse?
What Should I Do If I’m Having Trouble Getting First Position When My Horse’s Hollow Side is on the Inside?

Lesson 8
Why Do I Want to Collect My Horse?
What is Collection?
Why is it a Challenge to Collect a Horse?
How Can I Tell If My Horse is Truly Collected?
When Do I Start Collecting My Horse?
What’s the Difference Between Connection and Collection?
How Do I Collect My Horse?
How Do I Know When My Horse is Ready to Start the Advanced Lateral Exercises?
How do I Teach My Horse Collecting Half Halts?
What Do I Do if My Horse Ignores the Collecting Half Halt?
Have I Collected My Horse if He Takes Shorter Strides?

Lesson 9
Why Are Circles Important?
Why Must Circles Be Ridden Accurately?
What Do I Need to Know to Ride an Accurate Circle?
What are the Bending Aids?
How Do I Know Which is the Inside or Outside of My Horse’s Body?
How Do I Mark Off an Arena If I Ride in a Field?
What are the Reference Points for a 20-meter Circle?
What Do I Need to Know About Corners?
How Do I Make My Horse More Ambidextrous?
How Do I Use “Benign Antagonism” to Help My Horse Become More Ambidextrous?
How Do I Make the Hollow Side “Stiffer”?
How Do I Make the Stiff Side “Softer”?

Lesson 10
How Do I Ride a Serpentine?
How Do I ride a Shallow Loop?
How Do I Turn On and Off the Centerline or Do Turns Across the School?

Lesson 11
What is a Transition?
What Are the Aids for Upward Transitions?
What Are the Aids for Downward Transitions?
How Do I Teach My Horse to Respond to the “Stilled” Seat?
What Do I Do If My Horse Doesn’t Listen to My Back and Voice?
How Do I Know If I’m Using My Stilled Seat Correctly?
What Do I Do If My Horse Comes Off the Bit During Transitions?
What Else Do I Need to Know to Do Good Transitions?

Lesson 12
What is Lateral Work?
What’s the Difference Between Leg Yielding and the Other Lateral Exercises?
What are the Pros and Cons of the Turn on the Forehand?
How Do I Start the Turn on the Forehand?
What are the Aids for Turn on the Forehand and Leg Yielding?
What are the Pros and Cons of Leg Yielding?
What are the Patterns and Places in the Arena for Leg Yielding?
If I’m in Rising Trot, Which Diagonal Should I Post On?
What Do I Do If My Horse Doesn’t Move Sideways Willingly?
Why is It So Important For Me to Keep My Horse’s Neck Straight?
What Do I Do If My Horse Loses Activity?
What Do I Do If My Horse Rushes?
Why Is It So Important to Ride to Specific Markers?
Can I Use Leg Yielding to Solve Some Common Problems?

Lesson 13
What Is a Working Gait?
When Do I Start Lengthenings?
What Happens During a Lengthening?
What’s the Difference Between a Lengthening and a Medium or Extended Gait?
What Determines Whether or Not My Horse Does a Good Lengthening?
How Do I Create Engagement Before the Lengthening?
What Are the Aids for a Lengthening?
Do I Ask for Lengthenings in the Walk?
How Do I Help My Horse Keep the Same Rhythm and Tempo?
When is the Contact Too Heavy?
Is There Anything Special I Should Do With My Position?
What Are Some Good Images to Have in My Mind?

Lesson 14
What Does a Good Reinback Look Like?
What are the Aids for Reinback?
How Do I Start Teaching My Horse to Reinback?
What Should I Do if My Horse Doesn’t Back Up Correctly?

Lesson 15
What is Counter Canter?
What Are the Aids for Counter Canter?
How Do I Introduce Counter Canter?
What Are Some Helpful Hints for Counter Canter?
What are the Most Common Problems in Counter Canter?

Lesson 16
How Do the Advanced Lateral Exercises Differ From Leg Yields?
How Many “Tracks” Are There in Lateral Exercises?
What is Shoulder-In?
How Do I Decide Which Gait to Use When I Start Shoulder-In?
What’s the Difference Between First Position, Shoulder-Fore, and Shoulder-In?
How Do I Start Shoulder-In?
How Can I Tell If My Horse is Doing a High Quality Shoulder-in?
What Are the Aids for Shoulder-in?
What’s the Order of the Aids?
What Do I Do If My Horse’s Rhythm or Tempo Changes?
What Do I Do If My Horse Loses the Bend?
How Do I Get More Control over the Angle?
What Should I Do If I Have Trouble Controlling the Shoulders and End Up with a “Head and Neck-in” rather than a Shoulder-in?
Why Am I Tempted to Use an Indirect Inside Rein?
What Should I Do If My Horse’s Shoulders Feel “Glued” to the Rail?
What is Shoulder-Out?

Lesson 17
What is Haunches-in?
Is Haunches-In More Difficult Than Shoulder-In?
What is the Bend and Angle of Haunches-In?
What’s the Difference Between Haunches-In and a Crooked Horse?
What Are the Aids for Haunches-In?
What Do I Do First?
What Do I Do If My Horse Loses His Rhythm or Tempo?
What Do I Do If My Horse Loses His Bend?
What Do I Do If My Horse Loses the Angle?
What Else Can I Use Haunches-In For?
What is Haunches-Out?

Lesson 18
What is a Turn on the Haunches?
What Are the Aids for a Turn on the Haunches?
What is the Sequence of Aids for a Turn on the Haunches?
How Should I Introduce Turn on the Haunches?
How Do I Know If I’ve Lost Bend?
What Do I Do If My Horse Loses His Bend?
What Do I Do If My Horse Loses His Rhythm?
What Do I Do If My Horse Gets Nervous?
What Do I Do If My Horse Loses His Desire to Go Forward?
How Do I Know If I’m Using the Aids Correctly?
How Do I Control the Hind Legs?
What Else Can I Use Turn On the Haunches For?

Lesson 19
What is a Half Pass?
Where Can I Do Half Passes?
What Are the Aids for a Half Pass to the Left?
What is the Sequence of Aids for a Half Pass to the Left?
What Do I Do If My Horse Loses His Bend?
What Do I Do If My Horse Loses Impulsion?
What Do I Do If My Horse’s Tempo Is Either Too Fast or Too Slow?
How Do I Know If I’m Doing a Half Pass With Good Engagement?
What Else Can I Learn From Half Pass?

Lesson 20
How Do I Prepare My Horse to Do Flying Changes?
What Do You Mean By “Collecting Half Halts”?
When Do I Give the Aids for a Flying Change?
What Are the Aids for a Flying Change?
Where is the Best Place in the Arena to Introduce Flying Changes?
What Do I Do If My Horse Rushes Off or Starts Bucking After the Change?
What Should I Do If My Horse Doesn’t Change Both His Front and Hind Legs?
What If My Horse Doesn’t Change at All?
What Should I Do If My Horse is Tense?
What Are Some Exercises I Can Do To Get Clean Flying Changes?
What If My Horse Changes Late in Front?
What Should I Do If My Horse Does a Clean Change But He Changes a Stride or Two After I Give the Aid?
What Should I Do If My Horse is Crooked in the Flying Change?


Now at this point, you’re probably wondering what a course of this size will cost.

But I think the question you should be asking yourself is:

What will it cost you NOT to own A Happy Horse?

The bottom line is that a lack of education costs both you and your horse mistakes from incorrect training methods as well as years of frustration and confusion. This course is your “equine college education”.

All good riders, even the most experienced, are still constantly learning…still hungry for knowledge. That’s one of the things I love about riding and training horses. You can learn for a lifetime. I’ve been riding for over 50 years, and I still attend every training session and symposium I can get to as well as taking a lesson or two each week.

I have a feeling that if you’re still reading this letter at this point, you’ve got to be a serious student too.

In A Happy Horse, I’ve put together the results of over 35 years of my work.

If all that knowledge can help you avoid JUST ONE TRAINING MISTAKE OR ONE MINUTE OF FRUSTRATION while training your horse…it will pay for itself many times over.

OK. Let’s wrap this up…

For a limited time I’m making you a special offer. Eventually, I expect that the course will be increase more than threefold.

Maybe not immediately or all at once…but the price eventually will increase.

And get this…it will still be a great deal at that price. (When I ride in a clinic myself with other international trainers, I usually pay around $300 per lesson!)

I do understand that it might be a struggle for some of you to invest in the entire course all at once. If that’s your situation, I don’t want you miss out. You can opt to make three monthly payments. (However, you do save by opting to invest in the entire course all at once!)

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Everyone Says, “Get A Mentor”…Easier Said Than Done!

Just about every successful rider will tell you that the best path to success is to find a mentor—someone to take you under her wing and show you what to do.

But if you’re looking for real-world guidance and decades of knowledge, it’s awfully hard to find. That’s what I’m offering you in my guide to training A Happy Horse.

Live Your Dreams!

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