103 episodes

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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    • 4.9 • 154 Ratings

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/

    EP103: What Does Success Look Like?

    EP103: What Does Success Look Like?

    In this super short episode I’ll talk about a really important question you need to have up your sleeve. It will help you stay clear and on track when you feel stuck or lost.


    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 Book: https://shop.dressagenaturally.net/collections/home-page-featured/products/book-dvd (https://shop.dressagenaturally.net/collections/home-page-featured/products/book-dvd)
    ▪ 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/)
    ▪ Take the Happy Athlete Quiz: https://inbound.dressagenaturally.net/happy-athlete-quiz-start (https://inbound.dressagenaturally.net/happy-athlete-quiz-start)
    ▪ Finding The Sweet Spot Of Healthy Biomechanics Course: https://inbound.dressagenaturally.net/sweet-spot (https://inbound.dressagenaturally.net/sweet-spot)
    ▪ 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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    • 17 min
    EP102: Active Neutral

    EP102: Active Neutral

    This episode is about one of the most important concepts in riding: Active Neutral. Active Neutral is where we embody, confirm, and allow that which we asked our horse to perform. It is a mental, emotional, and physical state where we want for nothing else. Most of the ‘magical moments’ we have with our horses are when we are in a state of Active Neutral.
    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 Book: https://shop.dressagenaturally.net/collections/home-page-featured/products/book-dvd/ (https://shop.dressagenaturally.net/collections/home-page-featured/products/book-dvd/)
    ▪ The Dressage Naturally Video Classroom: https://dnc.dressagenaturally.net/
    ▪ Get 3 free training videos: https://dressagenaturally.net/free-dressage-training-videos/ (https://dressagenaturally.net/free-dressage-training-videos/)
    ▪ Take the Happy Athlete Quiz: https://inbound.dressagenaturally.net/happy-athlete-quiz-start/ (https://inbound.dressagenaturally.net/happy-athlete-quiz-start/)
    ▪ Finding The Sweet Spot Of Healthy Biomechanics Course: https://inbound.dressagenaturally.net/sweet-spot (https://inbound.dressagenaturally.net/sweet-spot)
    ▪ 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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    • 38 min
    EP101: How I Stopped Being Normal

    EP101: How I Stopped Being Normal

    In this episode I’ll tell the story of how a normal dressage trainer started doing natural horsemanship (yeah it’s about me). I’ll share the horse that got me started, the most important change I made, and how it’s a different story from most.
    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 Book: https://shop.dressagenaturally.net/collections/home-page-featured/products/book-dvd (https://shop.dressagenaturally.net/collections/home-page-featured/products/book-dvd)
    ▪ 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/)
    ▪ Take the Happy Athlete Quiz: https://inbound.dressagenaturally.net/happy-athlete-quiz-start (https://inbound.dressagenaturally.net/happy-athlete-quiz-start)
    ▪ Finding The Sweet Spot Of Healthy Biomechanics Course: https://inbound.dressagenaturally.net/sweet-spot (https://inbound.dressagenaturally.net/sweet-spot)
    ▪ 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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    • 37 min
    EP100: Lessons From Page 100

    EP100: Lessons From Page 100

    This is the 100th episode of the pod!
    To celebrate, I will be sharing lessons I found on page 100 of some of my favorite horse and non-horse books, including, of course, my own book: https://shop.dressagenaturally.net/collections/home-page-featured/products/book-dvd (Dressage Naturally - Results In Harmony). There’s something for everyone in this episode, from an exercise to help with your horse’s connection with the reins, to living a life in love.
    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 Book: https://shop.dressagenaturally.net/collections/home-page-featured/products/book-dvd (https://shop.dressagenaturally.net/collections/home-page-featured/products/book-dvd)
    ▪ 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/)
    ▪ Take the Happy Athlete Quiz: https://inbound.dressagenaturally.net/happy-athlete-quiz-start (https://inbound.dressagenaturally.net/happy-athlete-quiz-start)
    ▪ Finding The Sweet Spot Of Healthy Biomechanics Course: https://inbound.dressagenaturally.net/sweet-spot (https://inbound.dressagenaturally.net/sweet-spot)
    ▪ 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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    Leave us an iTunes review - Did you love it? Let us know!

    • 29 min
    EP099: Happy Horse Common Threads

    EP099: Happy Horse Common Threads

    In this episode I consolidate information I gained from interviewing several other professionals about how to have happy horses. (You can find some of those interviews in previous episodes of this pod) I’ll pull together the common threads of what they said, I’ll give you some exercises to do, and will go deeper into some of the important points.
    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:
    PDhttps://4216373.fs1.hubspotusercontent-na1.net/hubfs/4216373/Ways_To_Thank_My_Horse.pdf (F of Ways to Thank Your Horse)
    Webinar with Guest Panel: https://dressagenaturally.net/reward (https://dressagenaturally.net/reward)
    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/)
    Take the Happy Athlete Quiz:https://inbound.dressagenaturally.net/happy-athlete-quiz-start/ ( https://inbound.dressagenaturally.net/happy-athlete-quiz-start/)
    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!
    Don’t forget to FOLLOW the podcast!
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    • 35 min
    EP098: Love It Or Change It

    EP098: Love It Or Change It

    What if, in times of tension, there was one question you could ask yourself that would lead to happiness? In this episode I’ll share a technique I use in life and horsemanship. I’m not sure if it is a horsemanship technique that informed my life or a life technique that informed my horsemanship, but it helps equally with each and I hope it helps you.


    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/)
    Take the Happy Athlete Quiz: https://inbound.dressagenaturally.net/happy-athlete-quiz-start (https://inbound.dressagenaturally.net/happy-athlete-quiz-start)
    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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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
154 Ratings

154 Ratings

cutrful ,

Ep 98 love it or change it

This pod really hit home with me. I have had so many unskilled trainers that I’ve worked with throughout my lifetime because I couldn’t afford Upper level trainers. For years I just thought that I was unskilled, inferior and trying to please people. I now realize that just being in harmony with my horse is what it’s all about. We are moving forward so much with this mindset and I want to thank you

workin'4spirit ,

Episode 100

Typical to Karen’s approach to all things her creativity shines through on this podcast. Sprinkled with learning moments and ideas to give me perspective, I enjoyed hearing page 100 of several different books. I think this idea might be a nice addition to my daily meditation and journaling. Pick up a book and read the corresponding page for the day of the year.

BCurless4 ,

Episode 98

I LOVED “Love it or Change it”!!! Just the thing I needed to listen to!!! 🤗♥️

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