Keep Fear in Perspective

Recognize that fear is future thinking. So you can learn how to manage your fear by staying in the moment. To bring yourself back to the present moment, involve as many of your five senses as you can. Hear the rhythm of your horse’s footfalls. Look at the trees...

What Do Medium Trot and Canter Feel Like?

Here’s what you should feel in a medium trot and canter: The SAME tempo as collection. (Although it might “feel” slower than the collected gaits because the strides are longer.) Try counting it out loud. An uphill balance like an airplane taking off. The...

Help Your Stiff Horse Bend

(Photo by Mary Phelps) Does your horse find it difficult to bend in one direction? You can help your stiff horse bend better by using a training philosophy I call “benign antagonism”. Using benign antagonism allows you to custom design your program for each and every...

Note From Jane – April 2017

Check this out! I can’t wait to spend the week with you learning and playing on a Caribbean cruise! We’ll have a blast! For more info on the Lightness Summit, go to: https://tinyurl.com/JaneSavoieLightness See you there! Jane

Learn The Training Scale

As a general rule for all of your training sessions, you want to school according to the training scale. You can go to 10 different instructors and ask them their opinion on one subject, and you’ll probably get 12 or 13 different opinions. But one thing the majority...