This information is for all riders, of all disciplines, from beginner to grand prix. If you have a horse, you’ll want these skills!
ATTENTION PROFESSIONALS: Earn CPD hours
We are proud to announce that our Habits For Excellent Horsemanship course has been officially accredited for Continuing Professional Development (CPD, CE, CEU).
A CPD accreditation means that our training program has gone through rigorous third-party verification.
The CPD Standards Office has members in 50 countries. Points can be issued and accepted across the world.
- Learn the mindset of a horseman
- Learn to use everyday moments to make a global change in your horse’s behavior
- Learn the secrets to getting exercises to actually work for you
- Learn to master your intention and body language
- Understand what it means to be a partner with your horse
- Gain more clarity, enjoy better communication and deeper relaxation
- Learn the importance of curiosity and a sense of humor
- Learn how to have and use the 9 habits of excellent horsemanship
- Improve your horse’s behavior when feeding, catching, leading, and going through gates
- Understand what to do when your horse is presented with things he doesn’t like or is scared of
- Use your horse time more efficiently
- Learn to create a horse that is calm, attentive, responsive, and eager
- Have a horse that arrives to his riding sessions in a more cooperative state of mind
"Karen Rohlf sees the development of the horse from a physical, emotional, and mental standpoint, with a priority that horse and rider be improving into a happy, harmonious partnership...
Karen breaks complex ideas into simple steps that make your goals achievable. She looks 'outside of the box' to find communication tools to solve each riders' challenges. Karen is a witty, passionate, and gifted horsewoman at creating healthy, happy horses and riders."
- Lisa Howell
"It's like having an amazing equine coach in the comfort of your home. Karen’s videos are informative and personable. It feels like she is along for the ride with you."
"Karen gives you deeper understanding of your horse... She makes formerly difficult things easier and more understandable."
The course is set up like an online university course, with modules, videos, worksheets, and audio lessons. It’s more than just a bunch of information. Everything is delivered in an order and format that is structured to give you maximum results. I will guide you through the system and set you up for success.
YOU GET: Lifetime access to the materials audio, video, and summary worksheets of all the lessons
You can access the course from any home computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone
Q+A webinars 4 times a year - I will answer students' most common questions. Recordings will be posted within the course and are downloadable
I will also be checking in with you to see how things are going! ~Karen Rohlf
Whenever you find a challenge with a horse, trace it back to the first moment you see a hint of it and solve it there. So many problems in jumping, dressage, reining (or any discipline) are actually problems of trust, miscommunication or underlying fears. Learn how to address them earlier so they don't become a big problem later
See how this course helped Grand Prix Jumper Abbey Slaven
Can I learn in a virtual course?
YES! But I understand why you ask. My specialty is empowered transformational learning. I have two other virtual course in this format and an online video training membership site that have been supporting thousands of students from all over the world for years with amazing results. YOU still have to put the time, focus, and effort in, and I am confident you can make amazing progress if you apply yourself!
How is a virtual course better than in-person lessons?
There are benefits to each, but the benefit of virtual learning is that I can take the time to explain the material in a way you can understand, and you can review the lessons until the concepts are clear. Live clinics are great, but let’s face it; you will only retain a fraction of the material I present and you are soon trying to remember what it was I (or whoever was teaching) said! Your learning will be most successful when I can reach you where you need help the most: At home, every day, any time you need it!
Do I have to be a certain level?
NO. If you have a horse, you are ready for and need this information. This course assumes that you know which end of a horse is which, that you have a very basic level of horse handling skills, and that you can ride independently. Beyond that, it is for everyone regardless of how advanced you are. If you think your partnership could be better and you are still reading, chances are it is for you.
What if I need more help?
4 times a year I will do a webinar to answer the most common student questions. You can join those webinars live. Recordings of the webinars will live inside your course, (along with a description of the topics discussed) and you can download them to your computer or phone.
How much time do I need for the course?
Everyone learns differently, so that is up to you. You have lifetime access and can go at your own pace.
Audios and Worksheets go in-depth into the 9 Habits. Create the mindset that will make the difference between just ‘doing an exercise’ and being able to get results in any moment with your horse.
It’s about doing basic things with excellence. Get inspired as I show you how good simple things can be. Learn how to incorporate the 9 habits into your daily routine and exactly what to look for in each moment.
You will have the intention/mindset from Module 1. You will have the vision from Module 2. Now I’ll make sure you have the skills. I will share the ‘secret sauce’ that will bring your vision to life with your horse. I explain exactly what I am doing and thinking to make the techniques work!
This module will prepare you for a ride you and your horse can both enjoy! Learn to exercise your horse on line in ways that encourage attentiveness and calmness. We'll also look at bridling, saddling, and mounting in a way that will set you up to start your ride in harmony.
This module will set you up for a great ride. Imagine if every ride started with your horse responsive to basic yields, and able to follow your focus! Imagine being able to flow between leading and following your horse until you truly share the movement. If you take the time to establish what is in this module, you and your horse will be set up for success in anything else you want to do with him!
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