"Are You Experiencing What You're Longing For
With Your Horse?"

Maybe you can relate to some of the words below?

"Being together with my horse and training should be fun and relaxing, but at this point I'm not looking forward to it anymore"

“I feel like there's so much more to discover than just riding, but not sure what to do”

" I'm looking for a training method that's not just about teaching a horse to do what you want. I want a real connection, not something based on dominance or coercion."

"I want to understand how my horse communicates and I want to be able to talk back to my horse in a way that my horse understands"

"I am always open to trying new things and educating myself with different styles of training and working with horses."

 

Anyone can realize a deep connection and have a horse that is cooperative and loves to be with you.

"You’re about to learn exactly how to get to that deeper level
of communication so you can finally have that connection
with your horse you've been dreaming of
— and give yourself and your horse the best possible chance for success."

You'll discover how inside the

Horsefulness Liberty Training Program

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Britta Wutke

It took me some time before I was convinced to join the program.  I did not know Karine, nor did I hear about the program before so I thought some time if I should invest my money and also my time in it. But, my experience is very positive.

It is exactly the alternative to the common training methods I was searching for and is even more than I expected.

Being an animal psychologist specialized on horses I can say that Karine has a wide experience and a large expert knowledge with horses. Even if I do not always have questions myself I can also learn from the answers she is offering to the other members. Karine is able to answer all the different questions and she takes all the time that is needed to do so.

Even though I already had a very good relationship with my horses before and the handling and attitude with them was quite similar I found many „little“ things that I now integrate in our daily contact.

It is not so easy to describe, but the program is boosting my cognition and mindfulness when being around horses. To me the program is an enrichment in many ways.

I would absolutely recommend Karine and the program and I also use elements during the training with my customers. I believe that it can change people’s attitude and the relationship with their horses in a very positive way.

Celia Taylor

Before I joined up, my ponies and I had hit rock bottom and I was looking for something rewarding, relaxing, and nurturing for us all.  There are an awful lot of different 'ways' to be and work with horses, I come from the south west of England and there is a strong belief here of 'what can I get my horse to do' rather than working in partnership.  My doubts were whether this was right for us all and really whether I could trust someone I had found by accident on the internet.

Well, I think the program is wonderful.  I like the way I can fit it in with my job, home life and horse life.  I have not ridden at all since starting the programme and for once I don't feel guilty about it.

Considering Karine is in another country I feel very supported.  I can ask questions whenever I need to and the webinars are excellent, the nearest thing to having Karine with you in the arena.

I have two horses who are very different and reacting in different ways and I sometimes struggle as I am unpicking some of the groundwork I have done in the past. They have both benefited from my much more relaxed approach to our time together, they are both happy, healthy and relaxed and we are having some real connections.  I have changed my mental approach and we are all benefiting.

I would not hesitate to recommend the programme to others, who know there is a lot more to learn and also for those who are not being fulfilled with what they are doing with their horses.  Karine's programme is very fulfilling and makes me happy.

Why work with me?

karine-vandenborre During the 20 years as instructor and trainer of horses I have learned a lot and I keep expanding my expertise day to day. Next to my continuous studying different horse training methods and self development courses I also learned by trying things, by making mistakes, but because of that I have learned what works and what doesn’t. And very important, I'm aware of the pitfalls most owners and trainers of horses often have to deal with. I therefore know  how it feels to be insecure, to doubt, and to experience stress about your horse and the training, but I was able to overcome that and I can help you do the same.

During these years of research and gaining knowledge and experience, I have discovered that it basically comes down to 2 things when you are looking for a true partnership with your horse. Those 2 things are COMMUNICATION and CONNECTION. They are the basis of everything.

My goal is to prevent you making the common made mistakes many horseowners are still making, and I am going to do this by sharing my knowledge and experience with you inside the Horsefulness Liberty Training Program and support you wherever necessary.

It will make your life and that of your horse more fun and relaxed!

What is the Horsefulness Liberty Training Program?

The HLTP is my online hands on and step by step home study program on creating a true
connection with your horse by using the language horses use between them.
It's about building trust, developing your body language, learning how to read your horse's body language, establishing a true communication without force or coercion.

In this course all is done in liberty, so your horse is not attached to a lead rope as in the normal groundwork.
This is thé most natural way for horses to interact and therefore also the best way
to build that strong foundation you need for the continued training and handling of your
horse. It's about having a horse that is confident, has trust in you and sees you
as a capable leading figure.

The course consist of 10 modules, starting with the Foundation module. In that module
you'll learn, among other things, how you can internally generate the energy you want to see in your horse. This is a powerful technique that can make a world of difference for your horse!
Combined with the "Here & Now"-Technique, it makes sure you'll become a confident and aware trainer and partner for your horse.

Then in module 1 until module 8 I guide you through all the connection exercises
of Horsefulness Training using video, pdf's, working schedules and mp-3's. I'll make sure you don't make the mistakes that are easily made and make things even worse.

Each module also holds a recorded Q&A session plus you'll be invited to future
live Q&A sessions.

To top that off, you'll get access to the bonus module in which I introduce you
to Horsefulness Groundwork Training.

Throughout the whole program you are able to ask your questions below every video,
pdf, ... I'm almost right there beside you in the arena or field.
This is by far the most personal and intensive guidance you can find.

This course holds the secret to having a wonderful relationship with your horse in a relaxed
and trustful way so you can have fun and enjoy the things you do together.

PS: Having fun and enjoying things together. Wasn't that the reason why you got a horse in the first place?

Want to know more? Read on...

Is this program right for me and my horse(s)?

This is a program that contains essential knowledge to build a connection and true partnership with your horse. You will have a parntership based on trust, friendship and clear communcication.  This all will make sure you also make faster progress and experience more quality and joy during groundwork or riding.

The Horsefulness Liberty Training Program is suitable for:

  • Both novice and experienced horse owners
  • Both recreational and professional horse owners
  • Horses of all ages, from foal to old age
  • Horses from no matter which training level
  • Horses from every breed, large or small
  • No matter which discipline you practice with your horse: groundwork, hacking out (trail riding), dressage, jumping, eventing, …
  • People who want a coach who will guide them, gives them advice and motivates them when they need it

This online program is built in a step by step way that is achievable for everyone. The techniques, knowledge, and tips you receive from me are explained into depth, so you can apply them at home.  You follow this program at your own pace and the pace of your horse. You receive lifelong access, 24/7, so you start or return whenever you want.

Do you have questions with a certain exercise? No problem, you will receive feedback from me within 3 days, because I don't want you to get stuck.
Again, it doesn’t matter which discipline you practice. No matter if it is groundwork, trail riding, classical dressage, jumping, eventing, driving, or ….  This program will let you experience more quality in whatever you do.


You Can Access the Course Today

This program comes with a “money-back guarantee”. So if you are not completely satisfied with this program, for one reason or another, you can make use of the 10 days “Money Back Guarantee”, and we will refund you your investment without any question.
Videos
Extra resources, e.g. pdfs, mp-3s
Recorded feedback sessions
Ask unlimited questions at any time
Lifelong access and feedback
Bonus on Groundwork
Access to private HLTP community
Invitations to live feedback sessions
Joy, Inspiration and a Happy Horse!

Installment plan

€150

Spread your investment over 2 months for lifelong access

To convert € (euros) to your own currency, use this currency converter
  • Videos
  • Extra resources, e.g. pdfs, mp-3s
  • Recorded feedback sessions
  • Ask unlimited questions at any time
  • Lifelong access and feedback
  • Bonus on Groundwork
  • Access to private HLTP community
  • Invitations to live feedback sessions
  • Joy, Inspiration and a Happy Horse!

Installment plan

€105

Spread your investment over 3 months for lifelong access

To convert € (euros) to your own currency, use this currency converter
  • Videos
  • Extra resources, e.g. pdfs, mp-3s
  • Recorded feedback sessions
  • Ask unlimited questions at any time
  • Lifelong access and feedback
  • Bonus on Groundwork
  • Access to private HLTP community
  • Invitations to live feedback sessions
  • Joy, Inspiration and a Happy Horse!

Why would I need a course like this?

As a horse owner you probably recognise 1 or more situations?

  • You want to collect your horse from the paddock to start training but the moment your horse sees you with a halter in your hand, it quickly runs the other way. You feel rejected because you really mean well……
  • Your horse is afraid of people because of former traumatic experiences and even though you give this horse plentiful of care and loving attention, there still remains some form of aloofness and distrust. You really want to help him to regain trust in people and the world around it, it hits you deep in your heart that you cannot help your horse enough to flourish again…
  • Your horse can be very obtrusive and sometimes even dares to bite, whereby you can become quite scared. You don’t know how to deal with this in a horse friendly way. People give you the advice to slap him and because you don’t have any alternative you sometimes follow this advice, feeling guilty afterwards...
  • You have a great passion for horses and therefore you have followed several lessons and workshops. More and more you start to question some “techniques” that are being proposed as “natural training”. You do notice your horse is obedient, but at the same time you don’t always feel comfortable with the way this is obtained. You sometimes question if it really has to be this way or that there might be another way of working where both you and your horse can feel comfortable with, where being obedient isn’t the only thing that is important.
  • When you train your horse – in liberty or in groundwork – it is very hard to get your horse’s attention. No matter what you try. It seems you horse is interested in everything but you. You would love to find a solution for this so your horse is less fixated to its environment and has more attention for you!
  • During working with and training your horse you have to do a lot for little result, or your horse does not react at all or completely different to your aids than what is meant (goes against your aids, walks away, becomes angry, pulls and pushes…). Some people say that your horse is dominant and stubborn and that you have to be firmer with your horse, but this only gives opposite results… You dream to be able to communicate in a subtle but still clear way with your horse, to make it fun to do things together, but now you mainly feel impatient and frustrated….

This is how I am going to help you

  • You'll discover how by doing a lot less, you can receive more trust from your horse and encourage his curiosity. I'll let you experience the importance of “doing nothing” as the basis of everything you'll do with your horse and as a starting point of EVERY problem you want to solve (and this not an overstatement!!)..
  • I'll show you how you can be assertive to a horse without giving him the feeling you’re being brutal and disrespectful.
  • I'll teach you how you can make sure your horse is feeling at ease with you and that he knows that you respect him and that you let him express his opinion without consequences. Also how you can alternate between taking the lead yourself and giving leadership to your horse, how you can deal with dominant or defensive behaviour without violating his trust, how you can develop a deep(er) connection together, and lots more…..
  • I'll teach you how to interpret your horse’s signals, how to read his body language, how to respect your horse’s boundaries, and how to talk to your horse with your own body language. I will really teach you how to communicate subtly but clearly with your horse to make sure you understand each other better and also, as a result, co-operate better!
  • I'll teach you how you can deal with the personal sensitivity of your horse, and how you can adapt to the situation of the moment. By adapting to the individual character of your horse mutual trust will grow and this ensures a very strong relationship!
  • You'll discover how to become “interesting” for your horse and how you can spark interest so he becomes more attentive and shows more willingness to work. This will ensure that all the other future trainings you do with your horse will also run better!
  • By embarking on this journey together with your horse you'll also experience a positive personal development: regained confidence, more inner peace, increased assertiveness, learning to let go of expectations, stronger intuition, …. are just a few examples of the many positive changes that you can experience by following this program!
  • Make use of my knowledge and many years of expertise and save yourself frustration, time and money. This way you prevent that things stay as they are or that things become even worse. I already paved the way for you so you can immediately start making progress with your horse.

Sherry Dasset

Sherry Dasset

The information Karine had put online previous to purchasing the HLTP really made sense to me.  I felt this program was coming from a truly experienced horse loving person so was pretty confident that the program was going to be a continuation of what she had already put out there.

I am loving the program and find myself getting quite excited when I talk about it with others who aren't in the program,  but who are horse loving people.  I know anyone who truly loves horses will get it and be as excited as I am.

I am very happy with the results so far.  My interaction with horses is quite different as I am far more aware of myself as to how I approach, what my energy is, body language etc.  When things don't go as smoothly as I would like, I now analyze what my actions were and can usually find the solution there instead of blaming the horse.

I also have a greater sense of confidence as I know if I can’t find a solution to the problem on my own I can always get help from Karine.

I would most definitely recommend this program, as any horse that has an owner in this program is going to have a much happier , healthier life because the owner truly understands them, and can communicate with them in their language,  and I wish that for all horses!!  The second reason I would recommend it is of course for the horse owner, as for me personally I work in an office all day, definitely not what I love but a necessity of life 🙁  but I have evenings and weekends to look forward to and many evenings I am tired and make myself head out to the barn,  but when I get there and am doing barn chores and if I just apply even a little of what I learned and get a very positive reaction to it  I leave the barn on a natural high that feels wonderful. 🙂

 

Claudia Schroer

Claudia Schroer

Having been a typical horse loving teenager, the following 40 years I had no contact with horses what so ever; I still loved horses , but disliked the common attitude towards horses...

2 years ago, seemingly 'out of the blue', I realized that I urgently wanted the horses back into my life...
I met JUNA, a beautiful and proud young paint mare of 16 months and I fell in love that second!

While my young  horse is having a good time growing up in pasture with the herd until today, my search for support and guidance to raise her differently was difficult and frustrating and sometimes I questioned my dream ...
But as it is said "when the student is ready, the teacher will come", I came across Karine and her program.

Instantly I felt, I had found what I'd been looking for desperately!
Starting the program I noticed myself feeling trust and inner peace....
Karine's teaching improves and cultivates my ability to read my horse, our connection, based on true liberty, is getting deeper every day, my personal insights are millions ;-).

An atmosphere of joy, harmony & trust has grown, and everybody can notice looking at me and/or my horse :-)... and it goes beyond the 2 of us 🙂

YES, I CAN- make a difference!
with the help of Karine !!!

Thank you Karine for all your support, answering questions within short time, precisely and with an amazing intuition for the background of the question!  Also the warm & inspiring exchange within the fb group is great.

Thank you for being that special person with that special knowledge, ability and broad inner horizon.

If you really-really want the difference- go with Karine's program!

 

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Diana Nicolleta Prince

I immediately felt in my soul that this was the perfect program for me and my horses.
I observed many positive changes in my horses, especially with 1 of them. This horse always tried to bite me and was very aggressive. But, now he is a fantastic friend, he thinks before he reacts and became collaborative and has trust in me.  There is now real communication between us.

This program also taught me to stay inside, to follow my intuition, to be creative with my horse, and to be authentic without fear or judgment.  This is a good way to know oneself and not only my horses.

I’m very happy with the feedback I get from Karine. When I explain my problems I get feedback very quickly and it is always very helpful for me and my horses.

I would recommend this program to people who want to go deeper in relationship with their horses and to people who want to be in contact with themselves. It’s a new and special program which requires the ability to look inside and to change our negative attitudes and behaviours.

Thank you to Karine and this wonderful program from me and my fantastic horses!!!

 

Laura

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At first I had some doubts because I never believed in online teaching and I had some bad experiences in the past. Sine then I always chose to attend “live” courses.

But this program seemed to be exactly what I had been looking for during the last few years: since I started relating with horses I tried a lot of methods, but I always felt something was missing… It seemed to me that all these methods were tricks to teach the horse something, but no one was really helping me to improve a true relationship with my horses, based on friendly communication and mutual trust.

I have a couple of rescue horses that experienced mistreatments in the past and I noticed that they are much more relaxed when I’m around then before. Especially with them it was quite hard in the beginning and we’re doing everything very slowly, but in a couple of months our relationship improved more than in the last 2 years…
I also have a young mare that now is much more interested in spending time with me, even if we don’t use food during our activity… so I’m very glad!

Due to the program my self-awareness has improved and it’s being very helpful to reach a true and kind leadership in the relationship with my horses: and this is exactly what I was looking for when I decided to join the program.
Plus, I’m noticing that a good relationship also improves the results we can reach in horse-training.

I think the best part of the program is the support you get from Karine. She is a very skilled professional and has a great positive attitude. She puts a lot of passion in answering to our requests of help. She takes into consideration several aspects about our questions, and always gives us a lot of “food for thought”.. .
Karine wants us to improve our skills in order to be able to face the situations in an independent way.

I would recommend the program to anyone who is involved with horses at any level of expertise, from the beginners to experienced professionals.

 

Karen Smets

A couple of months ago my horse and I were stuck in a vicious circle of all sorts of bad habits. We didn’t understand each other and we were both frustrated. To get him from the meadow was always a chore. And he often pulled himself free during brushing or saddling. He didn’t trust me.

Thanks to this fantastic program the relationship with my horse has completely changed! I don’t need to catch him in the meadow any more, he comes to my, happily and neighing.  Now there is no need to fasten him anymore, because he doesn’t pull himself free anymore. He just stays with me.

I was afraid that once we would start riding again, he would become suspicious again, but that didn’t happen. It is the opposite, he is much more concentrated on everything that I ask from him and on a walk he trusts me that I know when he should be scared and when not.

It is so pleasant to be able to do everything without stress. Finally we’ve arrived in a positive spiral. We both really enjoy the connection exercises. Not all exercises went well straight away but Karine always knew what to do!

Thanks to this fantastic program I have been able to build a bond with my horse where previously I could only dream of and that within a couple of months time!

 

viki BroesViki Broes

A year ago I had the opportunity to work with a small Irish Cob herd for my fear of horses. Through some research on the internet I ended up with the 8 “connection exercises” and I started without any guidance my own Horsefulness experiment with Koby, an Irish Cob mare of 13 years old.

During “bonding time” Koby and I got very close within a short period of time. She gave indications of sincere interest through which our connection started and I was really convinced of the benefits of the exercises.

However, after a few weeks I was missing “sound and image”, and that is why I went to the website and registered for the Horsefulness Liberty Training Program, where the focus is on videos with associated explanation and where you also get access to a community where “likeminded people” can exchange experiences in a positive and constructive atmosphere.

In the meantime the bond with Koby got a lot more intense in a short period of time and the owner offered me to buy her. In our own paddock paradise I now enjoy every day with Koby, in a pace that suits both her and me, from bonding time, the greet and go and the other connection exercises.

It feels like being guided personally in the paddock through having a lifelong access to the program and Karine, who is very quick in her reaction to answer all and everyone’s questions. In the last module I can learn everything about “the boomerang” so I have a challenge to look forward to with Koby! I’m a fan!

 

HFN3,1Marga Klok

Thanks for everything, this program is so valuable!
Vidir now reacts to me in a way that I before could only dream of, and that within the 2 months he is now with me.

This is what you'll discover inside the
Horsefulness Liberty Training Program

  • This program consists of 10 modules (including bonus module), and you get access to:

Video lessons

Per module you get videos with clear, step by step instructions.
All videos can be viewed on pc, laptop, i-pad,...

 


Extra resources and tips

Next to the videos you also get additional pdf's with theory, tips, working schedules, ...


Feedback sessions

Per module there is a recording of a feedback session.  These are a feedback sessions from the first class who joined when this program was launched. Below every recording you can still ask your questions.

Of course you will be invited for a live feedback session a couple of times per year. If for any reason you can't attend the live session, that's no problem. You can send in your questions beforehand and I then answer them in the live session. There will be a recording available which you can watch at a later time.

 


Ask your questions at any moment

Below every video and pdf you can ask unlimited questions.
You will ALWAYS receive an answer!

So if you have questions or doubts about a certain situation or behaviour of your horse, you can ask it right away.

This means you always have your coach at hand.


These are the bonuses that come with the program

Lifelong access and feedback!

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This program exists of 10 modules (including bonus module), which you receive step by step.

The total duration is more than 4 months.

But…, this course is not just accessible for 6 months or 1 year, but simply lifelong!

So, you can always return to the course whenever you want. You therefore don’t have to stress because the program is almost finished. You can also resume at any moment, for instance after a period where you didn’t have time to follow the program or when you want to do the program with another horse!

This also means that you have the opportunity to ask your questions and receive feedback lifelong!

 

Bonus videos "Horsefulness Training Groundwork"

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video's grondwerkWhen you have done all modules you’ll get access to a set of valuable videos about groundwork from the Horsefulness philosophy as bonus. As an extra there is also an additional Feedback session.

Now that you mastered the body language and aids to guide your horse in liberty you are ready to continue this in Groundwork with your horse attached on the rope. Because how can you apply this way of working in liberty when, for example, you lead the horse on a halter or rope, when it isn’t as free anymore, literally spoken?

How does it continue, what should you look for, what to take into account and much more you’ll learn in this valuable bonus!

 

Access to the HLTP community

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You also receive access to the secret Facebook group which is exclusive to members of the program.

Here you get in touch with other members and you can help each other through you own experiences. You can also ask questions and receive answers about other parts of the Horsefulness system

Lifelong free updates + invitations for feedback sessions

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Because I also keep gaining new knowledge and expertise, I want you to always stay up to date.

This means that I’ll always be sharing new insights with you. This can also be a case study or a valuable recording of lessons with clients.

Next to that, a couple of times per year, I’ll invite you to a live feedback session where you can ask me your questions live.

You Can Access the Course Today

This program comes with a “money-back guarantee”. So if you are not completely satisfied with this program, for one reason or another, you can make use of the 10 days “Money Back Guarantee”, and we will refund you your investment without any question.
Videos
Extra resources, e.g. pdfs, mp-3s
Recorded feedback sessions
Ask unlimited questions at any time
Lifelong access and feedback
Bonus on Groundwork
Access to private HLTP community
Invitations to live feedback sessions
Joy, Inspiration and a Happy Horse!

Installment plan

€150

Spread your investment over 2 months for lifelong access

To convert € (euros) to your own currency, use this currency converter
  • Videos
  • Extra resources, e.g. pdfs, mp-3s
  • Recorded feedback sessions
  • Ask unlimited questions at any time
  • Lifelong access and feedback
  • Bonus on Groundwork
  • Access to private HLTP community
  • Invitations to live feedback sessions
  • Joy, Inspiration and a Happy Horse!

Installment plan

€105

Spread your investment over 3 months for lifelong access

To convert € (euros) to your own currency, use this currency converter
  • Videos
  • Extra resources, e.g. pdfs, mp-3s
  • Recorded feedback sessions
  • Ask unlimited questions at any time
  • Lifelong access and feedback
  • Bonus on Groundwork
  • Access to private HLTP community
  • Invitations to live feedback sessions
  • Joy, Inspiration and a Happy Horse!

Sr Immaculata

We were given a TN Walking Mare named Sweet Sara after she had been handed on from four different owners in one years’ time (we don’t know how many owners she had before that!).  We knew nothing else about her history.  She came to us a very anxious horse that spooked often and bolted when we tried to ride her. 

I knew nothing about horses when we got her but immediately fell in love with her and wanted to work with her.  After trying some natural horsemanship methods (including Parelli), I was turned off by the results.  It was clear that Sweet Sara was not enjoying this type of training and performed for me out of fear. 

At times I felt like she would shut down and noticed that whenever I put the halter on her she seemed depressed.  We hit our lowest point after trying to do join up.  Instead of her following me as her leader, after that she would bolt if I got within 20 meters of her!  That’s when I started reading about Liberty Training and came into contact with Karine.  It was such a relief to finally find someone who had compassion on horses and who truly had a gentle way with them. 

Many training methods out there claim to be gentle, but this is the only program I’ve found that really is gentle and allows the horse to express itself.  Over the past months of working with Sweet Sara at Liberty, she has become a confident, friendly and playful horse.  She now enjoys both the time we work together at Liberty and with a halter on.  I am so pleased with how she has transformed!

Karine is to be praised not only for her accurate insights into horses and their needs, but also for her insight into the trainers themselves.  Throughout the program, I was impressed at her thorough answers and her ability to perceive the problem on both the side of the horse and of the trainer.  She is incredibly patient with each person and provides just the right encouragement and advice to help with the difficult moments.  I can’t recommend this program enough!  The only thing better would be to work with Karine in person!

 

Sue Siegel

After I had watched the free videos, my gut feeling told me that this was just what I was looking for!!! I was curious about the price though and if I could afford it.... but the value for money for the whole course is really really good, so I immediately registered for the HLTP!

It is all going as promised by Karine, the modules are well explained, and if I have a question, she answers within 3 days (usually within one day!), I feel really comfortable asking her anything - and the facebook group is awesome!

My horse has become much more affectionate and attached to me. Before, she would always walk away when I just wanted to stroke her. Now she enjoys it and even comes to greet me etc. Our bond has strengthened so much! And that was my goal, that was the reason why I joined this program.

For myself, a whole world has changed! I have learnt so much about how horses communicate, and all the pressure that I put on myself (""why does my horse not like me/ me stroking her/ why is she walking away form me" etc. etc.) and trying so hard to do everything right, all the pressure is gone now.

I live much more in the moment, enjoying the time with my horse instead of feeling guilty about something. And I go with the program now as it comes, I don´t hurry myself anymore. I just take the time that we need - and that is such a great feeling! Before, I was always in a rush, and that made me so tense. I realize that now when I look back at the times before the HLTP.

I would recommend this course to anyone who is still looking for a closer bond with his horse!

Frequently Asked Questions

"I have a miniature horse/a draft horse/ a breeding mare/ a stallion/ an old horse/ a pony/ … Is this program suited for this type of horse?"

Horsefulness Liberty Training is based on the natural way of being and communicating of horses. So it is all about learning how to communicate and connect in the most natural way with horses. So no matter if your horse is small, big, young, old, male, female, … it still speeks the same language as every other horse.

We have people participating with all types, breeds, ages, heights,… of horses. They all get to learn how to apply the method with good results.

So, to answer your question: yes, this program is suited for your type of horse!

"Is the program a good fit for my young and uneducated horse?"

This program is definitly a good fit for your young and uneducated horses. There are many people who apply this method with youngsters, even foals, and they are having great results. They tell me that their youngster becomes more human-oriented, calmer and more easy to handle. It’s even so that they learn new things easier this way.

I advise you to start as early as possible with this way of working, so everything that comes later like groundwork, trailer loading, starting your horse, … will go smoother and with greater trust.

And because everything happens at liberty, you don’t have to be afraid that you would overload the young horse, the horse will tell you clearly when it wants to stop the liberty session!

"My horse bites/kicks/is anxious/distrustful/ shut down/shows dominant behaviour/is instrusive. Will this program help me to solve these problems I am facing with my horse?"

One of the main reasons I’ve set up this program ís to help people solve this kind of problems they face with their horse! So problems in their relation and behaviour problems.

You have to know that I have worked since more then 20 years now with so called “problem horses”. Some of them weren’t trained in the correct way, others were traumatized severely. I’ve learned that the best way to help them and their owner to overcome these problems was to start working in liberty with the 8 connection exercises.

A lot of people who come to me are mostly people who tried already everything to solve the problems they face. A lot of the time this method is their last hope.  But by learning to apply the 8 connection exercises and learning how to communicate and connect with their horse in liberty they start to have insight in the problems they have and they are able to solve these issues and help their horse to be happy again!

So my answer to your question is definitely: YES, the Horsefulness Liberty Training Program will help you to solve these problems!

"I consider myself as a novice because I never practiced liberty training before and only recently I bought my first horse. I’m doubting join the program, as I’m not sure if I will be skilled enough to work in liberty with my horse. So my question is: will I be able to learn this?"

I teach this way of liberty training to horse people of all levels, from novice to very experienced horse trainers. What I’ve noticed throughout all those years is that it is suitable for everybody, so also for people who just start out.

The big advantage of being a novice is that you learn to work with your horse in a respectful and horse friendly way from the very beginning! You learn to understand your horse and how you can communicate with him. That way you avoid common problems in the near future. So this program gives you and your horse the right start.

Also, in this program I will coach you step by step, and give you clear instructions on how to take each step with your horse. I will give you support wherever you need it, because you can ask me any question you have and we will also meet live online during the feedback sessions. In the closed facebookgroup you can also post your photos and videos, so I can look at them and give you feedback on them.

So, I can really say for sure, that if you don’t have experience with liberty training or with horses in general, that this is the program you need. I will give you my full support and guidenance, that’s a promise!

"I’m a professional trainer/I already have a lot of experience with horses. Is this program interesting for me? Will I learn enough new things?"

The concepts in this program are not what you are used to hear and see in other known programs or methods.
So even if you are an experienced horse(wo)man you will learn many new things and new ways to look at situations/problems with horses. It will change the way you train horses.

So also if you already are very experienced, this program will certainly be an enrichment to what you are already doing. It will expand your knowledge and your skills.

It’s important to be aware of the fact, that even if you already are an advanced/professional trainer, you can still encounter challenges with horses. And because this program is very interactive, I can advise you personally on those matters. So if you encounter a problem, I’m there to help you with it.

This program offers a foundation that most of the time is missing with a lot of horse owners and trainers. This is the foundation that will make sure that also your groundwork and riding will improve, because your horse will trust you more and will become more willing to cooperate. The things you learn in liberty will be continued in all the other training components.

Next to all that, you will also experience a positive personal development: regained confidence, more inner peace, increased assertiveness, learning to let go of expectations, stronger intuition, …. are just a few examples of the many positive changes that can happen if you follow the Horsefulness Liberty Training Program.

"My dream is to ride dressage/ to jump/ … Will this program help me with this?"

In this program it’s not about riding, so you won’t find video’s or other material about riding. This is all about being and working with your horse in liberty. So if you are looking for lessons about riding, this is not the program for you.

However, my opinion is that when you want to ride your horse, you first need to have a strong connection. It’s also important that you have a clear communication going on. Only then a horse will like to be with you and will also understand you. Only then you can also be a team during riding.

My experience, and that is also the experience of many of my students, is that when you have gone through the Liberty Training Program, all other training will go smoother and will be more fun.  Your horse will be calmer and more willing during riding.

This is for me the proof that Horsefulness Liberty Training is the foundation for everything else you want to do in the future with your horse. Just like a house needs a strong foundation to keep it strong, the training of your horse also needs a strong foundation and you can build that with the knowledge and skills you discover in this program.

"I'm already practicing a different method with my horse, can I combine this?"

If you are into another method or training system, which uses round-pens or picadeiro’s to train the horse in liberty, I have to be honest that this can’t be combined with this method. So you will have to stop working in round-pens and picadeiro’s otherwise you will not have good results with it.

But, if you are doing groundwork or riding according to a certain method, other then Horsefulness Training, you can apply the Horsefulness Liberty Training system and combine it with what you are already doing.

In the program there are a lot of experienced horse people that indeed are into another method. They tell me that it gives them many new insights and an innovative view on training horses. Their own way of training horses is influenced by it in a positive way.

A warning though: what happens a lot is that people become aware of the fact that some of the techniques they are now using are not as horsefriendly as they thought at first… So for some people this program is a real eye-opener and for some people it is even very confronting…   But, in my opinion, this can only be a positive thing, as it makes you grow as a horse(wo)man.

"This is really interesting and I want to learn this, but I don’t have an own horse… Can I do these exercises with the horse I ride in the riding school and that is handled by a lot of different people. Will I be able to connect with a horse like that?"

My answer is without a doubt: YES, you can connect with a horse that is handled by a lot of different people.

Horses have the ability to recognize one person out of a lot of persons. They are also able to form a strong bond with that person if that person spends time with them and communicates correctly with them.

we have people participating with horses that are not their own, mostly rented horses from the riding school. They say that since they apply this method with “their” horse, they notice that the horse is reacting different to them then to the other people that ride the horse. “Their” horse comes up to them when they arrive, is more willing and calmer in their presence.

I can certainly advise to apply this method when you rent a horse, as it is very good for the well-being of a school horse that it can connect with somebody on this deep level.  A lot of school horses are not really happy in their lives, so when you build a strong bond with a horse like that, it will give this horse more moments to enjoy and it will give his live more colour.  School horses deserve this as much as every other horse, maybe even more…

"Every horse is different. How does that work then with an online course?"

Horsefulness Liberty Training is a very dynamic way of working with horses and in the program I teach you how to take into account the individual character of your horse. That is what it’s all about: What does YOUR horse need? That’s what I also emphasize in the program,  everybody should respect his/her horse the way it is and take into account the horse’s personal way of being and doing.
So in the program you’ll discover how to deal with all kinds of different reactions, behaviour, challenges, …

And because you can keep telling me your own story and ask all your questions I get to know you and your horse(s) better and better. That way I can help you and give you advice that really suites you and your horse. Futhermore you can take the time you and your horse need. You don’t have to go through the program within 4 months. You have lifelong access, so you can take the time necessary.

In the closed facebookgroup you can post your pictures and video’s so I can watch them and give you personal feedback.

"Is this something like the Parelli way of doing liberty or another well known method?"

The Horsefulness Liberty Training Program is very different of what you generally know. It’s for sure totally different than the Parelli way of working at liberty.

It’s a unique program because it wil give you a totally different view on horses and their training. A lot of myhts that now are common in the horse world are put aside.

With Liberty Training according the Horsefulness philosophy you will start to develop a different way of working with horses in liberty, on a different level.

"At this moment I don't have enough time to practice."

From the moment you join the program, you get acces for life. So if you don’t have time at this moment, and you can only start, let’s say in 6 months, then that is possible. You can start with the program whenever you want!

Also, when you’re in the middle of the program, you can decide to put it on hold for a period. When you go on holidays for example or when there are other circumstances that prevent you from practicing. I’ve made sure you can restart again at a chosen moment.

"What is it that makes this online program so different then other programs on horse training?"

  • It’s a innovative method that everybody can apply
  • It’s based on the natural behaviour and communication of horses, you really learn how to communicate and connect in the best possible and natural way with your horse
  • It’s very interactive, because you can ask unlimited questions, tell me your doubts and experiences, and I answer them all, mostly within the 3 days. This amount of personal coaching for the investment you make is pretty hard to find.
  • There is a closed facebookgroup included, exclusively for members, where you can post your video’s so I can give feedback.
  • You can follow the program from your home, wherever you are, on the moments you choose
  • you have lifelong access and you can receive lifelong feedback

"Is this really a one time payment?"

Yes, you only invest 1 time and you get acces for life! So this is NOT a recurring payement.

Karine Vandenborre - HorsefulnessTraining.com

I’m ready to guide you and your horse
and to help you wherever needed.
I'll make sure you don’t regret signing up for this program!

That’s my promise to you!

If you have questions before signing up, don't hesitate
to contact me at info@horsefulnesstraining.com

Karine Vandenborre - HorsefulnessTraining.com