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Jane Savoie's A Happy Horse home study course

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  • Jane Savoie's A Happy Horse home study course


    I am thinking about going in on this with a friend; the testimonials make it sound great. Has anyone used it?


    Thanks a bunch,
    Last edited by Moderator 1; Oct. 22, 2008, 05:24 PM.

    Mary Baechler

  • #2
    I just got it in this week and worked on her "Whoa and Go" lesson and it has really made a difference in my lazy horse moving forward! I am excited to go through the rest of the lessons. I also work with a trainer about every week and so I am not totally using Jane Savoie's methods 100%. So far it seems to be worth the money.


    • #3
      Happy Horse

      Mary, I bought the "Happy Horse" when it first came out a few months ago. I have always been a huge fan of Jane Savoie. I think it is awesome, clear, easy to follow. I currently have it all on my iPod that comes with me to the barn daily !!
      Last edited by Moderator 1; Oct. 22, 2008, 05:25 PM.


      • #4
        I'm gonna hijack here-I would love to pick up a used copy also, so if anyone else has one...
        Don't toy with the dragon, for you are crunchy and good with ketchup!


        • #5
          Jane's Happy Horse

          I was one of the first to buy the program. I listen to it all the time on the way to the barn to get my head in tune with what I want to work on. The Dvds are great to watch to reinforce what I have heard and I love the work book as I make notes in it all the time.

          She breaks everything down so well that even I can understand it -LOL- and put it into practice. I have seen a great improvement with my horse and also my understanding of what and why I use certain aids.

          I do work with a trainer but she also follows Jane's work. So everything is really coming together. I can't wait for our first show of the season....
          We do not have an overpopulation of dogs, we have an under population of responsible dog owners!!!


          • #6
            Have you seen....

            There was a thread posted in the last couple of days on this forum,
            There are some teaching videos of her on YouTube.
            I think I remember reading that she has posted some of them herself. Great advertising.

            I viewed one on basic turning using the outside rein.
            Loved it.

            I wonder if the series will be availiable to rent eventually?

            I have never been disappointed by anything I've seen or read by Jane.

            Good luck!
            What's the scoop?


            • #7
              I watched the clips she has on line, and really like the way she explains things. I'm seriously tempted to get this cause I have such a hard time trying to do things on my own. I need a day by day lesson plan


              • #8
                I audited a clinic that she did and thought she did a very nice job teaching the audience too. I imagine this would be good, but have not used it.
                DIY Journey of Remodeling the Farmette: http://weownblackacre.blogspot.com/


                • #9
                  Any videos of Jane in competition anywhere?
                  Where's the glamour? You promised me glamour!


                  • #10
                    I have the Happy Horse Set. It is well worth the money. She is good teacher and covers everything beautifully.


                    • #11
                      I'm probably going to buy this. I have one friend, who bought it and is very pleased. On the boards, I've only read positive reviews.


                      • #12
                        I bought the Happy Horse series when it was offered with a 30 day return policy (it may still be available that way). I have followed Jane Savoie for quite a while now, reading several of her books and watching several of her tapes. I think she is a very organized and articulate speaker/trainer. But, I was somewhat skeptical b/c I thought the home study series was just a lot of money to pay on top of working with a trainer 1-2 times/week. Surprisingly, I have found it to be a very worthwhile investment. I am loving it. I can watch the DVD's on my computer or TV. I can listen to the CD's on the same subject while driving out to the barn. And while there is some overlay between the DVD's and the CD's, it's more complimentary than repetitive. I could probably load those onto my IPOD, but that's one step too far for me technologically just now. Jane Savoie does a wonderful job of filling in the missing pieces in the training scale; you know the things that you've heard 1,000 times and you think you understand, but really you don't. She also does a wonderful job of giving clear and concise examples of what you can do with your horse to both train him/her and to verify that your training is correct. The approach of Happy Horse is so nicely geared to many different learning styles. It's really a wonderful home study set-up. The funny part of all of this is that after taking lessons for over 12 years with different trainers and clinicians, my current trainer, who I've been working with for 4 years said to me the other day that my riding has improved dramatically in the last month. I haven't told her that I purchased the Happy Horse series yet. I'm not even sure I will ever tell her. And let's just say this, I won't be returning the Happy Horse kit either.


                        • #13
                          I also saw Jane

                          ...in a training session in Florida!
                          Quite by accident, I happened to catch some of her YouTube videos.
                          Last edited by Moderator 1; Oct. 22, 2008, 05:25 PM.
                          Middlebrook Farm
                          Brooksville FL


                          • #14
                            I want to purchase this, but can't since my horse is in training right now. I have seen Jane a couple of times and she is REALLY a good teacher. I know that there are many good trainers, but Jane is a great teacher on top of it. She really has a gift for breaking down things and making them step by step so that you can understand. If you have seen her books, she does the same thing with them in that things are broken down and even recapped at the end of each chapter.
                            Jennifer Kobylarz


                            • #15
                              I rode with Jane just last weekend and am putting all my spare change in a jar to buy this program. Can't wait!!!
                              Don't toy with the dragon, for you are crunchy and good with ketchup!


                              • #16
                                Thanks, You Guys!

                                Hi All,
                                One of my newsletter subscribers just directed me to this thread. I can't tell you how happy it makes me to read all your wonderful comments. It's hard to know if you're making a difference until you read stuff like the things you guys have been posting. I appreciate all of you taking the time to do so...and I'll do my best to keep putting quality info out there for you and your horses!
                                jane savoie
                                dressage mentor


                                • #17
                                  Thank you, Jane, for working so hard at becoming an educated, articulate teacher. You've made a huge difference for a lot of people and horses.
                                  Patience pays.


                                  • #18
                                    I audited a clinic with Jane last fall and learned an enormous amount, so I am definitely going to be buying the Happy Horse program as soon as I can afford it. From what I was reading on the website, it sounds really great!


                                    • #19
                                      Thank you Jane for this series as well as your half halt demystified series. They have helped my horse and myself enormously!


                                      • #20
                                        Outstanding product

                                        I purchased this several months ago and have been working through some of the lessons with my young sporthorse. Terrific results and the lessons are clear and easy to execute. The fact that she touches multiple learning styles is invaluable. I can watch, listen or read prior to going out to ride.