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EP004: Stop Trying To Get Your Horse On The (Bleeping) Bit
Episode 430th August 2020 • Horse Training in Harmony • Karen Rohlf
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Karen explains why the phrase: ‘Get your horse on the bit’ is a less than ideal way to teach riders to create the desired posture we are looking for in dressage. She’ll explain an alternative way of helping students create a healthy posture that focuses on balance, communication, and partnership. You’ll learn the three criteria Karen uses to help students and horses find their Working Gaits, as well as the three most important conversations you need to be able to have with your horse to effect his posture.

This episode will give any dressage rider a fresh perspective on how to ride in connection with the reins.

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.

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