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Coming Soon: Live Masterclass 2019

It’s the first week of October, so we’re gearing up to teach our big annual ST Masterclass.

In the previous years, we did a 4-part video training series with downloads and other goodies…. and it was 100% free.

And this year’s version is going to be even better!

In this video, you can hear all about it:

Coming Soon

In about 3 weeks, we’ll do the LIVE ST Masterclass.

I’ll do it as 4 live training sessions over about 12 days.

In the live sessions, I’m going to walk you through how to train your horse – of course using Straightness Training.

And full transparency here, at the end of the free LIVE Masterclass, I’ll open up my yearly class in the ST Academy, which is very exciting:

What’s Your Goal?

First of all, we look at:

  • “What do you want from your horse? What’s your goal?”

That might sound a little like, “Well why do you bother with that? I just want to do ST.”

But there’s lots of different reasons to do Straightness Training and that will impact your STrategy.

For instance,

  • Some people might be more interested in doing happy trail rides.
  • Some people might be more interested in doing dressage in a harmonious way.
  • Some people might be more interested in becoming an instructor because they want to have the greatest impact – reaching the largest number of people.
  • Some people want to get rid of riding problems and achieve physical balance.
  • Some people want to get rid of behavioral issues and achieve mental and emotional balance.

So there are a lot of different possible goals or outcomes.

Then we move into qualities.

What Are Your Qualities?

What are your qualities in terms of:

  • Years of experience with horses.
  • Horsemanship.
  • Knowledge when it comes to training animals.
  • Working your horse at liberty.
  • Tool handling from the ground.
  • And so on.

There are lots of different qualities you can bring to the table.

And you want to look at that complete list of qualities so you know

  • Your strengths  
  • Your opportunities for growth  

So we’re going to look at what is your starting point:

What are your goals and what are your qualities?

Making A Positive Difference For Your Horse

Then, one of the biggest things, of course, is to take a look at your horse:

  • What breed is your horse?
  • Is your horse a baroque type?
  • A gaited horse?
  • Does he have low, medium or high energy?
  • Is she sensitive and spooky?
  • Stubborn and pushy?

Once we know this, we can ask ourselves:

“Okay, what’s the positive difference I want to make for my horse?”

And then, of course:

“What do I have to change to make that possible?”

Now a lot of times people get a sort of obsessed with doing things perfectly.

But usually, your way of training will evolve as you get into Straightness Training, because the cornerstone of ST is having a lot of interaction with your horse.

And in that interaction, you’ll often get a lot of feedback from your horse, a lot of extra information, a lot of extra intelligence, a lot of extra wisdom and insight into what your horse really need.

Then, you can tweak your work and change your approach until you get the outcome you’re after.

Live Masterclass Starting Soon

It’s now two years ago that we did a free training and so far we used four videos.

And this year it’s the first time we do everything LIVE – that’s because it’s just more exciting when it’s live.

I will be teaching for 6 to 8 hours of free content during the LIVE Masterclass before I actually open the doors to the ST Academy.

Since 2009, I’m doing live coaching sessions with our official ST Students, and with this LIVE Masterclass, we’re going to do something similar.

It’s going to be completely live all the way through.

I’ll have a link for you to sign up in the next week or two – it’s coming in week 42. 

Until Then:

Scroll down and leave a comment for me if you’d like.

Tell me if you’ve been through one of my free training videos or webinars in the past – and if you got any value from it, love to hear that.

Otherwise, let’s go get ‘em this fourth quarter of the year!

Save The Dates

Save the dates and join the notification list so we can send you an email and get you all set up to come to this:

16 thoughts on “Coming Soon: Live Masterclass 2019

Comment author said

By Patrick on 2 October 2019 at 21:52

your enthusiasm and unique style always inspires…….


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By Madelein on 3 October 2019 at 03:04

Cant wait. Very exciting! Due to our currency the classes is too expensive. Thanks for this free videos. My 22yr and 8 yr old horses will benefit by this videos. This inspire me to develop their muscles and balance the correct way. Much appreciated!


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By Heli on 3 October 2019 at 08:07

I am really looking forward to see these live classes!
I have been following ST for three years now, can’t afford to join in the Mastery Class, but I have enjoyed the information and knowledge You and all the other instructors have shared, thank you!


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By Marijke de Jong on 3 October 2019 at 22:11

Thanks Heli, don’t worry, my Mastery Coaching Program might be the best place to be, but I want to make the free Masterclass that I do before that, the second-best ST training in the world.


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By Marijke de Jong on 3 October 2019 at 22:19

You’re welcome Madelein, and keep up the good work with your two horses!


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By Marijke de Jong on 3 October 2019 at 22:19

High five to that Patrick!


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By Robin Gray on 3 October 2019 at 03:25

I completed a free ST Mastery course about 2 years ago and it was so incredibly inspiring and inspirational. I only wish I were in a position to to complete all your programs. Your material is so clear and you help your student understand the “why” of your theories.


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By Marijke de Jong on 3 October 2019 at 22:17

Glad you’re joining us on the Live ST Masterclass Robin! If you liked the Mini Mastery Course, you’ll love this Masterclass. Stay tuned!


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By Susan Jacobs on 3 October 2019 at 03:30

My curiosity is peaked! I joined the ST Entry course… and I use the information and videos to support what my horse and I are working on together with our trainer. I find the information helps me to understand the biomechanics and you do a great job of keeping people motivated!


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By Marijke de Jong on 3 October 2019 at 22:16

Thanks for your kind words Susan! Glad the ST Entry Course is helpful for you and your horse! I’m sure, you’re going to find the content of the Masterclass useful as well! See you on the broadcast!


Comment author said

By Susan Schramm on 3 October 2019 at 05:54


I have had the pleasure of listening to your Mastermind Sessions and I am happy to hear the new Masterclass will be live!

I am forwarding this email to curious friends who share my enthusiasm for Straightness Training, but not ready to go there:)

I think by identifying people’s riding preferences and styles you will increase your following.

It’s becomes more inclusive.

The Straightness Training Academy, in my humble opinion,
can satisfy and enhance any discipline.

“My horses look forward to seeing me.”
That’s one great gift, right there!

There’s magic in Straightness Training!
Looking forward to the Masterclass.

Thanks again for all you do!
Susan Schramm


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By Marijke de Jong on 3 October 2019 at 22:14

Hi Susan, thanks so much for spreading the word! And indeed, that’s a true gift! Looking forward to seeing you in the upcoming Masterclass! Speak soon!


Comment author said

By Renate Rein on 5 October 2019 at 13:43

I can’t wait , loved the way you work with horses!


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By Marijke de Jong on 7 October 2019 at 16:57

That’s good to hear Renate, I’ll keep you posted!


Comment author said

By Lynn on 6 October 2019 at 15:46

I look forward to seeing you live. There’s always lots of value in all your videos but live will be even better.


Comment author said

By Marijke de Jong on 7 October 2019 at 16:58

I’m looking forward to it too Lynn, it’ll be an awesome live Masterclass experience!


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