That Winning Feeling!

Program Your Mind for Peak Performance

Jane Savoie



Jane Savoie presents a revolutionary approach to riding by which you can train your mind and shape your attitudes to achieve higher levels of skill than every imaged.

The book deals with such concepts as

  • luck
  • worry
  • dreams
  • “loser’s limp”
  • commitment
  • criticism
  • frustration
  • inspiration

You will learn relaxation exercises that will not only rid you of stress and tension, but will also enable you to benefit fully from the use of “imaging” as a working tool to achieve desired ends. And you will skillfully invoke the “As If principle” to think and behave “as if” you are already experiencing your wants and needs.

The author explains how words, and word-images, play a major role in determining your actions. For example, if you say “challenge” instead of “problem,” you will positively enhance your performance.

The “training” chapters take all the general principles and apply them to specific riding situations. The final chapters deal with “competition,” focusing all the tools and techniques learned earlier on actual performance scenarios.

Throughout the informative and spirited text, there are scores of personal anecdotes about some of America’s leading riders—and their affinity with the ideas and teaching of the author.

Additional Information

Author: Jane Savoie

Format: Paperback

Page Count: 160

Illustrations: 25 b/w photos

ISBN: 9781570760495

By Jane Savoie

On January 4, 2021, the equestrian world lost a tenacious competitor, committed teacher, and extraordinarily vibrant presence. Dressage competitor, coach, instructor, speaker, and author Jane Savoie spent five years battling multiple myeloma, a rare type of blood cancer, and as was her nature, never once giving up.

Jane leaves behind a legacy of learning materials she passionately created and curated over the course of a riding and teaching career that spanned decades and continents. Teaching, in all its forms—from coaching Olympic teams to instructing amateur riders to presenting inspiring motivational talks at events—was her calling, and one to which she gave generously, infusing every lesson with boundless energy and exciting ideas. Jane was committed to giving every rider and every experience level equal opportunities to learn, grow, and achieve goals, big and small. She found the best way to reach more individuals with in-depth training that anyone could afford was through books and videos. A prolific writer, Jane’s first instructional book was published in 1992 (That Winning Feeling!) and her last in 2020 (Dressage Between the Jumps) with many others in between. 

Through her books and videos, Jane’s extraordinary knowledge and innovative training techniques remain available to those seeking breakthroughs in their riding and in their lives. In this way, her true passion for teaching and learning lives on.

Dressage & CT Says:

"Savoie will charge your batteries.”