Do you want to advance up the levels without sacrificing your horse's welfare and your relationship with him? Do you find it confusing trying to reconcile competitive training techniques with methods that prioritize partnership? Get ready for some fresh insights and a deeper understanding of how to progress with your horse.
This podcast invites an evolution in your training and learning experience. Karen Rohlf will give you specific techniques and exercises, ‘outside the box’ concepts, and perspectives from top professionals. This show will explore how you can create stronger partnerships and healthy biomechanics, and will help you be your best self for your horse and for your life; free from the fear of making mistakes and dogmatic ‘right vs wrong’ thinking.
As an author, internationally popular clinician, and creator of the Dressage Naturally program, Karen has been filling in the missing pieces and catalyzing breakthroughs for amateur and professional horsemen and women around the world. This show will have something for riders of every level and discipline. Learn more at https://dressagenaturally.net/
EP040: BEing vs DOing
In this episode, I’ll talk about how important it is to take care of how you are BEing with your horse, just as much as (or maybe a little bit more than) you take care of what you are DOing with your horse. I’ll share a couple of favorite meditations I use to get myself back into BEing in a better state.
EP039: Different Rules For Different Breeds?
In this episode, I’ll talk about whether it’s reasonable to have different rules for different breeds when it comes to training. It’s a question that I get a lot, and it can be quite confusing to students.
EP038: Sharon Madere - Breeding and Raising Happy Horses
In this episode, I am joined by Sharon Madere. Sharon is a certified horse behavior consultant where she focuses on equine problem-solving and behavior modification. We will talk about her program for breeding, raising, and training happy horses and will share some stories about the filly I bought from her.
EP037: Artificial Aids
This episode is about artificial and auxiliary aids. Things like bits, spurs, sticks, draw reins, etc. I’ll talk about what they are for and how to decide whether or not you want to use them.
EP036: Getting Help With A Challenging Horse
In this episode I answer a student’s question about what to do when you normally work by yourself, you want to use partnership-based techniques… and you run into a tough or dangerous challenge with your horse, and people around you are recommending harsh techniques or trainers.
EP035: Get Un-Stuck!
In this episode, I will take a look at the common ways horses and students get stuck and more importantly how to get unstuck! It’s normal that our progress sometimes comes rapidly and sometimes is slower. It’s even normal for it to plateau every now and then… but those plateaus can start to feel like ruts. That’s when it’s important to step back and re-evaluate how we can freshen things up and spark new progress. At the end of this episode, I will lead you through a process of picking a goal and getting motivated to do it.