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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/

Horse Training in Harmony Karen Rohlf

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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/

    EP075: Patterns, Goals, & Feelings

    EP075: Patterns, Goals, & Feelings

    In this episode, I’ll explore changing patterns, setting goals, the up-side of getting emotional, and making decisions based on how you want to feel rather than what you want to achieve… AND how this all relates to training your horse.
    About the Host:
    Karen Rohlf, author and creator of Dressage Naturally, is an internationally recognized clinician who is changing the equestrian educational paradigm. She teaches students of all disciplines and levels from around the world in her clinics and the Dressage Naturally virtual programs.
    Karen is well known for training horses with a priority on partnership, a student-empowering approach to teaching, and a positive and balanced point of view. She believes in getting to the heart of our mental, emotional, and physical partnership with our horses by bringing together the best of the worlds of dressage and partnership-based training.
    Karen’s passion for teaching extends beyond horse training. Her For The Love Of The Horse: Transform Your Business Seminar and Mastermind/Mentorship programs are a result of her commitment to helping heart-centered equine professionals thrive so that horses may have a happier life in this industry.




    Resource Links:
    ▪ Link to Chase Hughes YouTube video: Crushing Your Goals: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZZgxc1tnGM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZZgxc1tnGM)
    ▪ Resources for Professionals: https://dressagenaturally.net/professionals/ (https://dressagenaturally.net/professionals/)
    ▪ The Dressage Naturally Video Classroom: https://dnc.dressagenaturally.net/ (https://dnc.dressagenaturally.net/)
    ▪ Get 3 free training videos: https://dressagenaturally.net/free-dressage-training-videos/ (https://dressagenaturally.net/free-dressage-training-videos/)
    ▪ Finding The Sweet Spot Of Healthy Biomechanics Course: https://inbound.dressagenaturally.net/sweet-spot
    ▪ The Dressage Naturally Book: https://shop.dressagenaturally.net/collections/home-page-featured/products/book-dvd (https://shop.dressagenaturally.net/collections/home-page-featured/products/book-dvd)
    ▪ Course: Habits For Excellent Horsemanship: https://inbound.dressagenaturally.net/heh (https://inbound.dressagenaturally.net/heh)
    ▪ Join the conversation in our Dressage Naturally Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DressageNaturallyLand (https://www.facebook.com/groups/DressageNaturallyLand)
    ▪ See all of Karen Rohlf’s Online Programs here: https://dressagenaturally.net/online-programs/ (https://dressagenaturally.net/online-programs/)




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    • 41 min
    EP074: Accelerate Your Learning

    EP074: Accelerate Your Learning

    In this episode I’ll talk about Eclairs and what they taught me about accelerated learning.
    About the Host:
    Karen Rohlf, author and creator of Dressage Naturally, is an internationally recognized clinician who is changing the equestrian educational paradigm. She teaches students of all disciplines and levels from around the world in her clinics and the Dressage Naturally virtual programs.
    Karen is well known for training horses with a priority on partnership, a student-empowering approach to teaching, and a positive and balanced point of view. She believes in getting to the heart of our mental, emotional, and physical partnership with our horses by bringing together the best of the worlds of dressage and partnership-based training.
    Karen’s passion for teaching extends beyond horse training. Her For The Love Of The Horse: Transform Your Business Seminar and Mastermind/Mentorship programs are a result of her commitment to helping heart-centered equine professionals thrive so that horses may have a happier life in this industry.
    Resource Links:
    ▪ Links to articles mentioned in this episode: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3519858/Good-news-sports-fans-Researchers-say-watching-videos-sportsmen-really-improve-game.html (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3519858/Good-news-sports-fans-Researchers-say-watching-videos-sportsmen-really-improve-game.html)
    ▪ https://kids.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/frym.2020.00095 (https://kids.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/frym.2020.00095)
    ▪ Resources for Professionals: https://dressagenaturally.net/professionals/ (https://dressagenaturally.net/professionals/)
    ▪ The Dressage Naturally Video Classroom: https://dnc.dressagenaturally.net/ (https://dnc.dressagenaturally.net/)
    ▪ Get 3 free training videos: https://dressagenaturally.net/free-dressage-training-videos/ (https://dressagenaturally.net/free-dressage-training-videos/)
    ▪ Finding The Sweet Spot Of Healthy Biomechanics Course: https://inbound.dressagenaturally.net/sweet-spot (https://inbound.dressagenaturally.net/sweet-spot)
    ▪ The Dressage Naturally Book: https://shop.dressagenaturally.net/collections/home-page-featured/products/book-dvd (https://shop.dressagenaturally.net/collections/home-page-featured/products/book-dvd)
    ▪ Course: Habits For Excellent Horsemanship: https://inbound.dressagenaturally.net/heh (https://inbound.dressagenaturally.net/heh)
    ▪ Join the conversation in our Dressage Naturally Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DressageNaturallyLand (https://www.facebook.com/groups/DressageNaturallyLand)
    ▪ See all of Karen Rohlf’s Online Programs here: https://dressagenaturally.net/online-programs/ (https://dressagenaturally.net/online-programs/)


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    • 37 min
    EP073: Time For Your Horses & Life with Dr Sarah Reiff-Hekking

    EP073: Time For Your Horses & Life with Dr Sarah Reiff-Hekking

    Dr. Sarah is a Speaker, Coach, and Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience helping people create and achieve their goals. She’s developed unique systems to help her clients get a grip on their time and step up to the next level in their life or business. You can learn more about her at: https://www.truefocuscoaching.com/ (https://www.truefocuscoaching.com/)
    She is also a friend and horse-lover and is a part of my training programs for horse professionals.
    In this episode we discuss the common challenges that instructors and trainers have around time, and how to help them. What she shares will help EVERYone even if you aren’t a horse professional.
    About the Guest:
    Dr. Sarah Reiff-Hekking empowers entrepreneurs and professionals to really understand how they spend their time, so they can gain the clarity and skills to get to the next level in their business and life.
    She believes there are no “perfect” time management systems — you have to find the system that works for you.
    Dr. Reiff-Hekking received her Ph. D. from SUNY at Stony Brook in 1997, and Coach Certification from MentorCoach. She was on the facility at UMass Medical School for 6 years. She founded True Focus Coaching in 2005 and, as a business-savvy entrepreneur, she grew her successful coaching practice during a down economy.
    You can learn more about Dr. Sarah at: https://www.truefocuscoaching.com/ (https://www.truefocuscoaching.com/)


    About the Host:
    Karen Rohlf, author and creator of Dressage Naturally, is an internationally recognized clinician who is changing the equestrian educational paradigm. She teaches students of all disciplines and levels from around the world in her clinics and the Dressage Naturally virtual programs.
    Karen is well known for training horses with a priority on partnership, a student-empowering approach to teaching, and a positive and balanced point of view. She believes in getting to the heart of our mental, emotional, and physical partnership with our horses by bringing together the best of the worlds of dressage and partnership-based training.
    Karen’s passion for teaching extends beyond horse training. Her For The Love Of The Horse: Transform Your Business Seminar and Mastermind/Mentorship programs are a result of her commitment to helping heart-centered equine professionals thrive so that horses may have a happier life in this industry.


    Resource Links:
    ▪ Karen’s Resources for Professionals: https://dressagenaturally.net/professionals/ (https://dressagenaturally.net/professionals/)
    ▪ More about Dr Sarah’s programs: https://www.truefocuscoaching.com/ (https://www.truefocuscoaching.com/)
    ▪ The Dressage Naturally Video Classroom: https://dnc.dressagenaturally.net/ (https://dnc.dressagenaturally.net/)
    ▪ Get 3 free training videos: https://dressagenaturally.net/free-dressage-training-videos/ (https://dressagenaturally.net/free-dressage-training-videos/)
    ▪ Finding The Sweet Spot Of Healthy Biomechanics Course: https://inbound.dressagenaturally.net/sweet-spot (https://inbound.dressagenaturally.net/sweet-spot)
    ▪ The Dressage Naturally Book: https://shop.dressagenaturally.net/collections/home-page-featured/products/book-dvd (https://shop.dressagenaturally.net/collections/home-page-featured/products/book-dvd)
    ▪ Course: Habits For Excellent Horsemanship: https://inbound.dressagenaturally.net/heh (https://inbound.dressagenaturally.net/heh)
    ▪ Join the conversation in our Dressage Naturally Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DressageNaturallyLand (https://www.facebook.com/groups/DressageNaturallyLand)
    ▪ See all of Karen Rohlf’s Online Programs here: https://dressagenaturally.net/online-programs/ (https://dressagenaturally.net/online-programs/)


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    • 46 min
    EP072: Mindset & Planning

    EP072: Mindset & Planning

    In this episode I’ll talk about how to prepare for your time with your horse so that every session can be a great session… It’s a little about mindset and a little about planning. We want to have a plan, and we want to be in the right mindset to be able to DO the plan.



    About the Host:

    Karen Rohlf, author and creator of Dressage Naturally, is an internationally recognized clinician who is changing the equestrian educational paradigm. She teaches students of all disciplines and levels from around the world in her clinics and the Dressage Naturally virtual programs.

    Karen is well known for training horses with a priority on partnership, a student-empowering approach to teaching, and a positive and balanced point of view. She believes in getting to the heart of our mental, emotional, and physical partnership with our horses by bringing together the best of the worlds of dressage and partnership-based training.

    Karen’s passion for teaching extends beyond horse training. Her For The Love Of The Horse: Transform Your Business Seminar and Mastermind/Mentorship programs are a result of her commitment to helping heart-centered equine professionals thrive so that horses may have a happier life in this industry.



    Resource Links:

    Mindset and Planning Audio Series: https://dressagenaturally.net/map (https://dressagenaturally.net/map)

    Happy Athlete Progress Journal: https://shop.dressagenaturally.net/collections/journal-1 (https://shop.dressagenaturally.net/collections/journal-1)

    The Dressage Naturally Video Classroom: https://dnc.dressagenaturally.net/ (https://dnc.dressagenaturally.net/)

    Get 3 free training videos: https://dressagenaturally.net/free-dressage-training-videos/ (https://dressagenaturally.net/free-dressage-training-videos/)

    Finding The Sweet Spot Of Healthy Biomechanics Course: https://inbound.dressagenaturally.net/sweet-spot (https://inbound.dressagenaturally.net/sweet-spot)

    The Dressage Naturally Book: https://shop.dressagenaturally.net/collections/home-page-featured/products/book-dvd/ (https://shop.dressagenaturally.net/collections/home-page-featured/products/book-dvd/)

    Course: Habits For Excellent Horsemanship: https://inbound.dressagenaturally.net/heh (https://inbound.dressagenaturally.net/heh)

    Join the conversation in our Dressage Naturally Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DressageNaturallyLand (https://www.facebook.com/groups/DressageNaturallyLand)

    See all of Karen Rohlf’s Online Programs here: https://dressagenaturally.net/online-programs/ (https://dressagenaturally.net/online-programs/)




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    • 33 min
    EP071: My Horse My Rules

    EP071: My Horse My Rules

    In this episode I’ll talk about rules that exist for horse behavior and whether or not we all need to abide by them. You might guess by the title of this episode that I think there is some wiggle room. There are also some rules about relaxing rules.
    About the Host:
    Karen Rohlf, author and creator of Dressage Naturally, is an internationally recognized clinician who is changing the equestrian educational paradigm. She teaches students of all disciplines and levels from around the world in her clinics and the Dressage Naturally virtual programs.
    Karen is well known for training horses with a priority on partnership, a student-empowering approach to teaching, and a positive and balanced point of view. She believes in getting to the heart of our mental, emotional, and physical partnership with our horses by bringing together the best of the worlds of dressage and partnership-based training.
    Karen’s passion for teaching extends beyond horse training. Her For The Love Of The Horse: Transform Your Business Seminar and Mastermind/Mentorship programs are a result of her commitment to helping heart-centered equine professionals thrive so that horses may have a happier life in this industry.
    Resource Links:
    ▪ The Dressage Naturally Video Classroom: https://dnc.dressagenaturally.net/ (https://dnc.dressagenaturally.net/)
    ▪ Get 3 free training videos: https://dressagenaturally.net/free-dressage-training-videos/ (https://dressagenaturally.net/free-dressage-training-videos/)
    ▪ Finding The Sweet Spot Of Healthy Biomechanics Course: https://inbound.dressagenaturally.net/sweet-spot (https://inbound.dressagenaturally.net/sweet-spot)
    ▪ The Dressage Naturally Book: https://shop.dressagenaturally.net/collections/home-page-featured/products/book-dvd (https://shop.dressagenaturally.net/collections/home-page-featured/products/book-dvd)
    ▪ Course: Habits For Excellent Horsemanship: https://inbound.dressagenaturally.net/heh (https://inbound.dressagenaturally.net/heh)
    ▪ Join the conversation in our Dressage Naturally Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DressageNaturallyLand (https://www.facebook.com/groups/DressageNaturallyLand)
    ▪ See all of Karen Rohlf’s Online Programs here: https://dressagenaturally.net/online-programs/ (https://dressagenaturally.net/online-programs/)

    Thanks for listening!
    Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it!
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    • 30 min
    EP070: Anthropomorphism

    EP070: Anthropomorphism

    In this episode I’ll talk about Anthropomorphism and how it is bad to do that with our horses…. Or is it?
    I’ll take a look at common ways we give our horses human characteristics or attributes and how that effects our success with them. It’s not as clear cut as you may think.
    About the Host:
    Karen Rohlf, author and creator of Dressage Naturally, is an internationally recognized clinician who is changing the equestrian educational paradigm. She teaches students of all disciplines and levels from around the world in her clinics and the Dressage Naturally virtual programs.
    Karen is well known for training horses with a priority on partnership, a student-empowering approach to teaching, and a positive and balanced point of view. She believes in getting to the heart of our mental, emotional, and physical partnership with our horses by bringing together the best of the worlds of dressage and partnership-based training.
    Karen’s passion for teaching extends beyond horse training. Her For The Love Of The Horse: Transform Your Business Seminar and Mastermind/Mentorship programs are a result of her commitment to helping heart-centered equine professionals thrive so that horses may have a happier life in this industry.
    Resource Links:
    ▪ The Dressage Naturally Video Classroom: https://dnc.dressagenaturally.net/ (https://dnc.dressagenaturally.net/)
    ▪ Get 3 free training videos: https://dressagenaturally.net/free-dressage-training-videos/ (https://dressagenaturally.net/free-dressage-training-videos/)
    ▪ Finding The Sweet Spot Of Healthy Biomechanics Course: https://inbound.dressagenaturally.net/sweet-spot (https://inbound.dressagenaturally.net/sweet-spot)
    ▪ The Dressage Naturally Book: https://shop.dressagenaturally.net/collections/home-page-featured/products/book-dvd%255C (https://shop.dressagenaturally.net/collections/home-page-featured/products/book-dvd\)
    ▪ Course: Habits For Excellent Horsemanship: https://inbound.dressagenaturally.net/heh (https://inbound.dressagenaturally.net/heh)
    ▪ Join the conversation in our Dressage Naturally Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DressageNaturallyLand (https://www.facebook.com/groups/DressageNaturallyLand)
    ▪ See all of Karen Rohlf’s Online Programs here: https://dressagenaturally.net/online-programs/ (https://dressagenaturally.net/online-programs/)
    Thanks for listening!
    Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it!
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    • 27 min

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