Horse Training in Harmony podcast

Horse Training in Harmony

Karen Rohlf

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/

63 Episodes

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    EP063: Leg Yields

    39:12

    In this episode is about Leg Yields. I’ll talk about what they are, why you want to do them, and the most important reason for doing them that most people don’t realize! 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: 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/) The Dressage Naturally Video Classroom: https://dnc.dressagenaturally.net/ (https://dnc.dressagenaturally.net/) 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! Leave us an iTunes review - Did you love it? Let us know!
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    EP062: Empowerment

    43:52

    This episode is based on a blog I wrote about Sneaky Disempowerment and 7 steps to avoid it. I’ll talk about what we can do to help ourselves stay at our best.   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: 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) The Dressage Naturally Video Classroom: https://dnc.dressagenaturally.net/ (https://dnc.dressagenaturally.net/) 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! Leave us an iTunes review - Did you love it? Let us know!
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    EP060: Compromise By Comparison

    28:25

    In this episode I talk about the dangers of comparing ourselves to others. For some, comparison can inspire and energize, but for so many students it only serves to discourage and deflate. I’ll share my thoughts on this dynamic and offer some solutions. 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: 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) The Dressage Naturally Video Classroom: https://dnc.dressagenaturally.net/ (https://dnc.dressagenaturally.net/) Course: Habits For Excellent Horsemanship: https://inbound.dressagenaturally.net/heh (https://inbound.dressanet/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/) Sign up for 3 free videos and Karen’s mailing list: https://dressagenaturally.net/free-dressage-training-videos/ (https://dressagenaturally.net/free-dressage-training-videos/) 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! Leave us an iTunes review - Did you love it? Let us know!
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    EP059: Anticipation & Assumption

    40:05

    In this episode I will talk about anticipation vs assumption. I’ll look at how we can use consistency and variety in an artful way to achieve the result we want from our horses. I’ll share some very specific examples of exercises you can do to create a state of readiness that is so important in our equine athletes.   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/) 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/) Sign up for 3 free videos and Karen’s mailing list: https://dressagenaturally.net/free-dressage-training-videos/ (https://dressagenaturally.net/free-dressage-training-videos/)   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! Leave us an iTunes review - Did you love it? Let us know!
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    EP058: Time For Horses with Dr. Sarah Reiff-Hekking

    50:27

    Dr. Sarah Reiff-Hekking 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. She is also a friend and horse-lover. In this episode we’ll be talking about how to have time to do the things you love the most… Horses!   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: Sarah Reiff-Hekking and True Focus Coaching (FREE resource available): https://www.truefocuscoaching.com/ (https://www.truefocuscoaching.com/) The Dressage Naturally Book: https://shop.dressagenaturally.net/collections/home-page-featured/products/book-dvd%5C (https://shop.dressagenaturally.net/collections/home-page-featured/products/book-dvd\) The Dressage Naturally Video Classroom: https://dnc.dressagenaturally.net/ (https://dnc.dressagenaturally.net/) 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/) Sign up for 3 free videos and Karen’s mailing list: https://dressagenaturally.net/free-dressage-training-videos/ (https://dressagenaturanet/free-dressage-training-videos/)   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! Leave us an iTunes review - Did you love it? Let us know
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    EP056: Happy Horses with Jenifer Zeligs

    59:06

    This is a recording of an interview I did with Dr. Jenifer Zeligs as part of a Happy Horse Interview Series. Jenifer is the author of Animal Training 101 and has worked with a wide range of exotic animals as well as horses. She currently works with Sea Lions. I think you will love her insights and educated perspective on this subject!   About the Guest: Jenifer Zeligs, Ph.D is a world renown animal behaviorist and the founder of SLEWTHS (Science, Learning, and Exploration With The Help Of Sea Lions). She is the author of https://animaltraining.us/animaltraining101-html/ (Animal Training 101), and has online courses through https://animaltraining.us/ (Animal Training & Research International).   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: Learn more about Jenifer Zeligs: https://animaltraining.us/ (https://animaltraining.us/) 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/) 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/) Sign up for 3 free videos and Karen’s mailing list: https://dressagenaturally.net/free-dressage-training-videos/ (https://dressagenaturanet/free-dressage-training-videos/)   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! Leave us an iTunes review - Did you love it? Let us know!
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    EP054: Relationship in Competition

    35:33

    The 2020 (2021) Olympics just finished, so I thought I would muse about my thoughts around competition, and what quality is most needed in equestrian sports in order for us to continue to have a future on the main stage.   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/) 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/) Sign up for 3 free videos and Karen’s mailing list: https://dressagenaturally.net/free-dressage-training-videos/ (https://dressagenaturanet/free-dressage-training-videos/)   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! Leave us an iTunes review - Did you love it? Let us know!

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