Karen Rohlf

Karen Rohlf, creator of the Dressage Naturally program, is an internationally recognized clinician who is changing the equestrian educational paradigm. Karen is well known for:


  • Her student-empowering approach to teaching
  • Her ability to connect with a wide range of horses
  • Her virtual courses and resources
  • Her ability to create a positive learning environment and community

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 breathes new life into common dressage training practices.

Karen Rohlf

Karen's 2021 Presentations

Understanding and Improving Lateral Work. - Day 1

This 2-Part video is for anyone who needs help learning or improving their lateral work. Part 1 demonstrates a helpful way to ask for shoulder in and haunches in, and Part 2 gives a ‘rider’s-eye view’ of shoulder in, counter shoulder in, haunches in and renvers.

Creating Calm Self-Carriage in Cross Ties - Day 2

Self carriage is not just the end result of gymnastic training. It is a state of mind that can be developed in the most basic circumstances and carried over into more advanced work. In this video you will see often over-looked signs of stress as Karen helps an introverted horse become more confident and relaxed.