"Liesbeth is a great Coach for Dressage Naturally and that is why I am so happy to give her friends and students special access to this amazing learning experience! I only open registration twice a year, but YOU can jump in NOW, and at a very special price!" ~Karen
Do you dream of getting to the heart of your horse while taking dressage to the next level? Do you need fun and effective new training ideas? Do you long for deeper insights and knowledge so you can get more out of every lesson?
I want to personally offer you this special opportunity to learn from my own most important mentor: Karen Rohlf. You will get life long access to all the material in Karen’s course - starting today - and save hundreds of dollars from the regular price by signing up here. Liesbeth Jorna (Dressage Naturally Coach)
Are you ready to create that feeling of fun, freedom, power, and connection you imagined when you first fell in love with horses?
Do you want a horse that is relaxed, energized, balanced, and free?
Do you want your horse to enjoy moving in a healthy way?
Do you want to have connection without brace?
Learn skills to solve the problems that are holding you back.
Together, you and your horse will find the place of ease.
Karen Rohlf, creator of Dressage Naturally, is an internationally recognized clinician who is changing the way students learn dressage.
With decades of experience in training horses and riders from zero to Grand Prix, 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 in-depth formal dressage training, immersion in a more natural horsemanship, and a belief that anything is possible has given her a unique perspective that breathes new life into common dressage training practices and delivers results for both horses and riders.
What Will I Learn?
We owe it to our horses to build the skills they need to carry us without tension. We need to learn to do it in a way that builds our partnership, feels good (especially to the horse), and empowers us with the confidence & skills to be successful.
What Students Are Saying
As a horsemanship enthusiast for well over 20 years I must admit that [with Karen] I have experienced the best of trainers in my progress to date.
This course fills the gap I was experiencing with the western horsemanship training, marrying it well and truly into the bridled dressage training which I was yearning for. .
No matter what stage you are at in your own personal journey, the information in each module is all there to help and guide you through. Even if you feel overwhelmed with the amount of information, there is no pressure. It is your own journey, and there is time to absorb, and go back and forth in the modules at your own pace.
There is no judgement or criticism. It is pure learning at your own pace, but with continual support and encouragement. I have gained far more confidence and trust in my own ability.
My horse and I are more of a unit and seem to blend together more in a better partnership. I am far more aware of the importance of healthy biomechanics and now have more knowledge on diagnosing and deciding what needs to be worked on to improve.
A virtual arena Sweet Spot class was a perfect way for me to learn at my own pace....at the speed we could manage. I was previously going it alone but it was easy to lose motivation. The course kept me on track and goal setting along the way. Daily interaction on Facebook and biweekly calls [in the maximum engagement group] made me part of a group of like minded horse loving, independent learners... The biggest change was in my way of thinking. Now we (me and my horses) are doing things together versus me doing things to them. It is simply more enjoyable and lots more fun.
I loved this course! It provided me an opportunity to progress in my horsemanship along a path that was easy to follow, constantly stimulating and full of information, in a supportive and positive atmosphere.
It was fun and very satisfying for both me and my horse! Now I am more empowered to affect the posture and emotional stability of my horse in a positive way.
I have knowledge of what my horse needs and of what I can do to provide the opportunity for her to succeed.
- Deb W.
Are You Ready?
This course serves riders from novice to Grand Prix. The concepts and exercises taught are unique and can be applied at the level you are at. However, some basics need to be in place in order for you to get the most benefit from this information:
Do I need to take the Habits For Excellent Horsemanship course before the Sweet Spot course?
The Habits For Excellent Horsemanship course is recommended but not required. If you feel you already have a good partnership or are familiar with natural horsemanship principles you will feel right at home in the Sweet Spot course. If you are less familiar with techniques to grow your partnership, or want Karen’s unique perspective you may want to get the Horsemanship course. Many students have done the Horsemanship course at the same time as the Sweet Spot course. Everything helps everything!
Do I need to have any prior dressage experience?
No! We love being a student’s first experience with dressage! We also love dressage students who are looking for a fresh perspective on how to do dressage for the horse in a way that both horse and rider can enjoy it!
I am really interested in dressage movements. Can I jump straight to the Upward Spiral Of Successful Gymnastics course?
No. The Sweet Spot course is a necessary prerequisite for the Upward Spiral course. The information in the Sweet Spot course is essential to the Dressage Naturally journey. It gives you the concepts and exercises that will keep the harmony as you move up the gymnastic ladder.
What if I already have a local instructor?
Many students in the Sweet Spot course are able to continue with their local instructor or trainer. Of course every situation is different. Some instructors embrace the process and are able to help. Some instructors never know the student is taking this course, they just get to be amazed at the sudden progress of their student! Some instructors will be resistant to their students doing any independent learning. We can help students navigate this on an individual basis through the course support systems.
What's In The Course?
Big Picture and Foundation Check Up:
This is where you will learn how dressage and natural horsemanship combine so you can have the best of both worlds. You also will discover the parts of your foundation that you will especially want to have working well in order to get the most out of the exercises to improve your horse’s posture.
Conversations about Relaxation, Energy, and Balance
The first step in creating the dream is creating the ingredients! You will learn how to get 100% responsiveness to the communications necessary to effect your horse’s posture and find the sweet spot of healthy biomechanics. Problems here are the source of at least 80% of the disharmony I see between riders and horses.
Finding Your Active Neutral
Put the ingredients together in a way where you and your horse are sharing the movement. Learn how to cause your horse to participate in sustaining the sweet spot. This is where you will find greater harmony and lightness in self carriage!
Take Control Of Your Body Language
It’s only fair that we address your human posture, too! Learn ways to change and improve your posture in a very unique and lasting way! Develop a more effective position, without creating tension!
Riding In Connection With The Reins
Learn the true purpose of the reins, and how to connect with them. Learn how to preserve self-carriage, and understand when and why to use a bitless bridle or hackamore versus a bit. Learn concepts and exercises to set you and your horse up for true lightness in connection.
Ultimate Self Carriage
This is where you solidify your sweet spot of healthy biomechanics and harmonious connection and take it forward with you. Learn concepts and exercises for Flexibility, Mobility, and Collectibility that will allow you to gymnastically develop yourself and your horse.
LIFETIME ACCESS to course materials! (Audios, Videos, Worksheets, Bonus Materials)
Intention Tracker - A tool to help you stay focused and consistent
Unlimited coaching and coaching packages available. With 4 expert coaches and Karen.
Access to Closed Group on Facebook - Meet other students from around the world and get additional support
What Students are Saying
Once you are in the course, for an additional fee, you can join our Maximum Engagement Group. This is a 6 month package that includes access to our bi-weekly live Q & A calls with Karen and access to reduced priced coaching with our 4 DN Virtual Arena coaches.
During these Q & A Calls, Karen personally connects with students. You get to ask questions and have Karen address the things you are working on. All the calls are recorded and available for download so if you aren't able to make the live call, you can still listen later.
You can purchase this extra support at any time from within the course!
For an additional fee, coaching is available through Karen's Dressage Naturally Virtual Arena coaches. They are available to help you via private online coaching (with or without a video). Among them they speak English, Dutch, Swedish, Polish, and German.