After March 25th, Price will increase at least €200

(Because from May on, we'll start adding the Continued Groundwork courses to the program)

Relax, you've come to
the right place

This is the Horsefulness Groundwork Program,

And it's all about you and your horse

I designed this program with you and your horse in mind.

What do I mean by that?

In this Groundwork Program I take you step by step through the whole Basic Groundwork of Horsefulness Training (to begin with, the program will be updated with Continued Groundwork too!). And yes, it would have been easy to show you all the exercises with horses who are perfectly trained, selected and perform everything flawless.

But, let's be honest, what good does that do for you at home?

I chose to make the program with a different range of horses: young, old, sensitive, flegmatic, well trained, less trained. So I'm not only showing horses who already know the exercises and are trained into perfection, because that's not the situation you have at home.

You get to see how I teach the horse step by step, just as you will do at home.

In the videos you also get many invaluable tips in between that make the difference between fail and success. E.g. what to do if by accident you use too much pressure, the horse is distracted, the horse doesn't react the way you are looking for, ....

When I make a mistake, I show it and tell you what I did wrong, so you know what to do if you make the same fault at home.

One important goal of groundwork is to teach your horse the things he needs to know in the human world so the daily handling is more easy and safe for him aswell for you.

I will show you how you can do all this with as less aids and pressure as possible.
That way your horse will stay more calm and relaxed. And, when your horse is relaxed, you are more relaxed, everthing is more fun to do and you horse learns much faster.

For who is this program the right choice?

  • If you are looking for a horse that is safe, happy, coöperative and confident during training.
  • If you want to improve your horse's behaviour during daily handling, like leading him to the field, standing tied, picking up his hoofs, being treated by the vet, passing scary objects, ...
  • If you want to solve problems you are having on the ground with your horse: like barging into your space when you lead, going into the pressure, being reluctant to go on the circle, fear for traffic, not wanting to go on the trailer, nervousness, ...
  • If you want to prepare your horse for Gymnastic Groundwork and/or Riding in the best possible way.
  • If you want to give your horse a lot of variation in training, so your horse stays fit on every level: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
  • If you want to learn a logical step-by-step approach to groundwork
  • If you want to learn to train with as less pressure as possible, with feel, respect and mindfulness.
  • If you want to develop yourself to be the best possible trainer for your horse!

What some of our "Beta testers" have to say

Diana Nicolleta Prince

I love Horsefulness Training because with it I found the soul of each horse...

When I met my best friend Palomino, he was a terrible horse.  He was out of control, anxious, in panic for everything,  aggressive,  dominant,  impossible to guide for a walk...

I was frustrated, I didn't know what to do.  And I was fearful because he sometimes attacked people.

By applying Horsefulness Training Palomino is another horse. He became my best friend. He needed a person who could understand who he is and his playful spirit. Now he can play with me for hours (with a ball, obstacles, and so on…).

He follows me and he askes me to play... Yesterday he helped me to groom another horse, while before he was so aggressive,  also with other horses!

Diana Nicolleta Prince
Caroline Lefever

Thanks to the Horsefulness Groundwork Program my horse Otis and me found a way to communicate with each other!

Caroline Lefever

I have done the groundwork as Karine brings with one very nervous horse and it has helped so much.

The "here and now" technique also helped and now I am practicing the body scan.

What’s great about your whole program is having no time limit. If something's not working then you can go back and repeat until you are ready again to move on. You don't feel you have to rush through to get it done in a certain time frame.

Can't thank you enough for this amazing program, your quick response to any questions and dedication to sharing your work .Big thank you!

Marian Wreford-Smith
Annabel Brown

Karine is a wonderful trainer and her method of training encompasses all learning styles. Being able to watch her videos over and over again is the perfect way to learn. Every time you watch one again you see another detail.

Her explanations are extremely clear and no detail is left out, so you end up with a thorough understanding of what you are trying to achieve and how to achieve it.

Enormous care and a lot of time has gone into producing this training programme.

Over the years I have had lessons from various different instructors and have often ended up thinking “that was a waste of £45” or whatever it cost. Not because the teachers were bad teachers but because my learning style is such that I need to really understand what I am trying to do. Just telling me to do something doesn’t work.

This for me is why Karine’s training is so good. She explains in depth what she is aiming to achieve and breaks the training down into simple steps. It works!

I also deeply appreciate the way she is so respectful to the horses she is training. It is very clear that she likes them. She takes their different personalities into consideration and fine tunes her training accordingly to suit their learning styles.

It is such a refreshing contrast to many people who want a horse to do what they want it to do and at a pace that they dictate. Karine’s methods allow the horse to develop as an individual and at its own pace.

The Horsefulness training has given me “permission” to bring my young horse on at a pace which suits us both.  Doing this training has changed the prospect of training my young horse from a burden to an utter joy.

I can’t recommend it strongly enough.

Annabel Brown

Here's What You Find Inside The Program

First we start off with the Foundation module to then dive right into the core modules
of the basic Groundwork exercises of Horsefulness Training.

Voor onze Nederlandstalige vrienden:
Alle video's worden momenteel voorzien van Nederlandstalige ondertiteling. Ook van alle beschikbare pdf's zal je de Nederlandstalige versie kunnen downloaden. Dit wordt mogelijk vanaf midden mei.
(live webinars worden niet vertaald)

  • 1

    Module on Leading

    In this module you will learn how to lead your horse in the 3 lead positions and when and why you use which position. Things you will be learning are also:

  • The importance of distance: personal and intimate space
  • How to solve dominant or pushy behaviour
  • Supporting your horse when it is scared
  • How to develop more courage in your horse
  • From leadership to partnership
  • 3 positions to keep your horse motivated

  • 2

    Module on Touch Exercises

    Touch exercises are often underestimated, but in Horsefulness Training they are of big importance. In this module I'm teaching you the 2 basic touch exercises + how to do leg work, tail work and head work. You will also get tips and advice concerning:

  • Connecting through touch
  • Developing more body awareness
  • Calming and grounding the horse
  • Preparation for daily care
  • Trusting the tools
  • How to handle sensitive body parts

  • 3

    Module on Yielding to Physical Aids

    This is the 3rd Basic Groundwork exercise that involves all the exercises in which you communicate through touch, so your horse learns to yield for your aids instead of going against them. Below you find a few of the subjects that are handled in this module:

  • Developing communication through touch
  • Preparing your horse for physical riding aids
  • Creating lightness
  • Helping your horse in the human world
  • Feel and timing
  • Understanding the concept with 9 exercises

  • 4

    Module on Yielding to Driving Aids

    Most of the time horses communicate from a distance, so you have to know how to do this too. You just can't do without this! In this module, I talk about and show you in practice all the different yielding to driving aids exercises. You receive lessons and tips about:

  • Natural communication from a distance
  • How your body language can motivate or demotivate your horse
  • Using energy and inner dialogue
  • Why "low" is better then "high"
  • Being soft but clear
  • Suppling exercises as a preparation for Gymnastic Groundwork and/or Riding

  • 5

    Module on Circle Work

    Circle work is the last Basic Exercise. You will learn about:

  • The fourth position for more possibilities and variation
  • Generating or calming down the energy of your horse
  • Encouraging more focus and attentiveness
  • The 4 halts
  • How your position can make the difference between frustration and success
  • Preparing for dressage lunging

What about the Continued Groundwork?

At this point the complete Basic Groundwork (as shown above) is available for you inside the program.

The Continued Groundwork (value €397) is not available yet, but will be added to the program over the course of 2018.

When you join now this will be added to your account totally for free.
That's my way of thanking you for being there from the start!

The Continued Groundwork includes:

  • Groundwork with the neckrope
  • Trailerloading
  • Obstacle training(e.g. teaching your horse to be more courageous and less spooky)
  • Double long lines
  • Traffic training (end 2018 -beginning 2019)
  • Preparing your horse for riding (end 2018 -beginning 2019)

Extra bonus "find your feel"

Next to all the videos and pdf's on Basic Groundwork and the Continued Groundwork (which will be added to your account over the course of 2018) I have something extra for you.

And that is the "Find your Feel" series. This is a course (inside the Horsefulness Groundwork Program) that puts the focus entirely on you as a trainer, teaching you how you can FIND YOUR FEEL so you can really FEEL TOWARDS the horse in whatever you are doing together.

Finding your feel with your horse will enable you to train in softness and in connection.
This feels fantastic: for you AND for your horse!

Finding Your Feel opens the door to your intuïtion, your intuïton will start to talk to you, letting you know what your horse needs and how it feels deep inside.

The Find your Feel Series cover:

  • Theory on feel
  • Body-awareness exercises like: *The Body Scan, *The Softness Response, *Mindful Moving
  • Experiencing the difference between "being in your head" versus "being in your body" and how you can connect with your body and ground yourself wherever you are and whatever you are doing in only a few seconds (and yes, also if you always had difficulties with this!!!). Your horse will LOVE you for this!
  • The Contact Game: learning to feel the difference between “being out of the contact” and “in the contact”. The Contact Game will enable you to really FEEL TOWARDS the horse, not only physical but also energetical. Only if you can feel towards your horse, your horse can feel towards you too, that's why the Contact Game is invaluable if you want to connect on the deepest level with your horse!

All The Benefits In A Row

  • Video Instruction

    Inside the program you have access to over 10hrs of clear step by step video instruction (to begin with!)

  • Online Q&A sessions

    You can join a live Q&A sessions every 2 months. This can also be a theme webinar. Every Q&A session will be recorded and available inside the program.

  • Free Updates

    Without paying anything extra you will get access to Continued Groundwork courses such as groundwork with the neckrope, trailerloading, obstacle training(e.g. helping your horse to overcome his spookiness and be courageous and calm instead), double long lines, traffic training and preparing your horse for riding.

  • Life Long Access

    The program is yours for life so there’s no need to hurry once you’re in. Also, you can’t loose it or break it. It’s there online and you can access it 24/7.

  • Big Savings

    When the launch period is over (when timer at the bottom of this page hits zero), price will increase.

    This offer is only valid now and will not be available again.

    Note: once the program is updated with the Continued Groundwork courses in 2018, price will be at least €/$697 if you sign up then.

  • Great Community

    You have access to a great Facebook community of like minded people where you can interact with each other and me, to inspire and motivate each other, to ask questions and discuss everything you want about Horsefulness Training and horses in general.

  • Mobile Friendly

    The program is mobile friendly so you can access it using your mobile devices. This is great if you want to take the program right where your horse is!

  • Technical Support

    If for any reason you should encounter a technical problem, we will help you out asap.

Join the Program Today

We also offer a special deal when you combine this Groundwork Program with our Horsefulness Liberty Training Program. Just send us an email at

Click here to find out more about the English Liberty Training Program
Click here to find out more about the Dutch Liberty Training Program

3-Time Payment
You spread your investment over 4 months for lifetime access and 2 monthly feedback sessions

  • Step by step easy to follow video instruction
  • 3 monthly feedback sessions or theme webinar
  • Free access to the Continued Groundwork
  • Access to the secret Facebook community
  • Life long access
  • Bonus Find Your Feel Series
  • Ask unlimited questions below every video, pdf, ...

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

As always this program also comes with a 10 day "not happy, money back"-guarantee.

I want you to be happy with what you find inside the program, I only want happy members.

So if for any reason you are not satisfied, just let me know within the 10 days after purchase and I'll be happy to give you a 100% refund.

frequently asked questions

Can I spread my investment?

Yes, we offer a 4-time installment plan so you can spread yor investment over 4months.

Are the Continued Groundwork courses really free?

Yes! As a founding member you will not have to pay extra to access the Continued Groundwork courses.

The courses will be added one by one starting over the course of 2018
You don’t pay anything in addition for this.

I don't know anything about groundwork yet, is it possible then to follow this program?

Yes it is! The program is designed in such a way that everything is explained and showed from A to Z, so it’s clear what you have to do, and how you have to do it.  I would say: if you never done groundwork, then this is the moment to start, because of all the advantages it will bring you and your horse.

I love to teach novices groundwork as much as I love to coach experienced trainers how to improve their groundwork skills.

PS: I do recommend to start with my online Horsefulness Liberty Training Program first.
Click here to find out more

PPS: Ask us about the combination-pack Liberty + Groundwork. We can offer you a pack-deal. Just send us an email at and we’re happy to provide you more details.

How long will it take to learn this?

It’s logical that the more you practise, the faster you will master all the exercises.  In my experience, Basic Groundwork takes about 4 to 8 weeks for the human and horse to master if they practise almost every day. So if you practise less, then it will take longer, but that is not important. It’s not about how “fast” you are going.  By the way: you can take the time you and your horse need, as you have life long access!

My horse is still young, can I already start with Groundwork?

Yes, groundwork is suitable for horses of every age. And the more groundwork you do with a young horse, the better, because you are preparing your horse for other things you will do later on, like riding, lunging, trailerloading,…

Is there a trial period with this program?

Yes. We offer a 10 days guarantee, because I want you to be satisfied with your purchase.

This means you can try the program for 10 days and decide if you want to continue or not. So there is no risk involved. If you don’t like it, just let me know within 10 days after purchase and you get a 100% refund no questions asked.

No More Sitting On The Fence

It's time to take the next step for you and your horse!

I'm ready to help you and your horse and now's the best time to start.

Let's do this together!

If you have questions before signing up, don't hesitate
to contact me at

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