Motivational Horsemanship

Helping people understand and enjoy training their horses!

Sage and Karen in a moment of pure connection and joy!

About Karen and Motivational Horsemanship

Holistic Approach to Mind, Body and Spirit of Horse and Human~



Karen and Motivational Horsemanship uses a horse friendly, holistic approach to horse-keeping, as well as a holistic framework for teaching, learning, and training.  

Conventional, complementary, alternative methods and therapies and training, are combined to create and fulfill the whole picture for overall health, wellness and emotional well-being for you and your horse.

· Do you want to learn the true secret of motivation in your horse and yourself? 

· Do you want to deepen the connection and relationship with your horse? 

· Do you want to develop results that motivate both you and your horse to offer the highest effort for having fun?

What motivates and inspires you to have horses?

As you examine what motivates and inspires you to have horses, focus on the ‘intrinsic motivation’ that comes from inside you.

  • Intrinsic motivation comprises your feelings of personal satisfaction, joy and happiness, 
  • Extrinsic motivation comes from things like recognition, scores or praise. 

Keep control of your motivation by keeping your intrinsic motives, such as enjoyment and improvement on a skill, first and foremost in your mind.


The key to motivation is thinking about what you can do FOR your horse. 

What can you do for your horse to increase their emotional, physical, mental and spiritual well-being?  

Horse ownership is a relationship that should be built on give and take. 

Sometimes you do what you want, sometimes you do what your horse wants.

By doing more FOR your horse, he will be far more willing to do things for you!

It's your responsibility and obligation as an owner and rider to fulfill all the needs of your horse to allow him to be relaxed, healthy, happy and content

· Get clear on who you want to be with your horse.

· Get clear on what you want to accomplish.

When his emotional, physical, mental and spiritual needs are fulfilled In this way, he is able to pay attention to your requests. 

When you get him to the point where he is motivated, proud and delighted with himself when he is good, then you will experience the flowing, uplifting feeling of being in complete unison and connection.

The two way conversations begin.  The motivation begins.

Let's personalize a plan for you and your horse to keep you motivated and on track with your goals.  

Schedule a “Motivational Call” with Karen to talk why you aren't achieving success with your horse.

How Can Karen Support You?


Karen explains, “The work I do and teach provides straightforward information on helping people understand their horses and their behaviors.  I encourage a holistic approach to care and training to ensure emotional, physical, mental and siritual well being for horse and human."

Member of the IAABC

International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants

Karen's Biography

Karen Jones, Creator of Motivational Horsemanship, is a horse lover, horse owner, horse advocate, educator of horses, educator  of humans and educator of horses and their humans together.  

She is a  passionate learner, researcher and experimenter of the sciences of how horses  and humans engage and learn.  It has been her life-long pursuit to educate,  inspire, and motivate horses and their humans. Now,  tackling something outside  of her comfort zone, Karen is writing about her horse journeys and what she has  learned along the way from the horses she has encountered.  Karen brings a  wealth of knowledge and skills to her teaching style, partnered with a fresh, holistic approach to observing and listening to the horses.  She educates, inspires and  motivates both horse and human to want and love to learn.

Liberty with Autonomy, Choice and Voice


Empower your horse by offering him autonomy and choice, assuring him that you are hearing his voice. 



For problem and behavior issues, together, we evaluate you and your horse from the ground up. 

Back to front.

Beliefs to mindsets. 

Creating motional, physical, mental and spiritual well being. – Holistically.

Schedule a "Motivational Call' with Karen.

Schedule a Free 45 min "Motivational Call" with Karen ! DIscover how Karen can support you with her holistic approach for your horse's emotional, mental, physical and spiritual well-being, as well as Holistic Horse-Keeping and Training.

Motivational Horsemanship

Newnan, Georgia 30263, United States

(678) 877-4817

Motivational Horsemanship Services

Private and Group Lessons, Workshops, Clinics, Camps and Personalized Retreats

Karen travels regularly to seve

Karen travels to scheduled areas regularly in the US for monthly and bimonthly lesson blocks.  

Regularly scheduled  'One on One' time can greatly enhance your learning experience, skills and techniques.    

Many of my current students use my video coaching program between regularlessons to make sure they are on the right track and to continue progressing.  

They also like the ability to 'experiment' and receive 'rewatchable' and 're-study-able' feedback. 

"Video and Phone Coaching" Program


Motivational Horsemanship's  

 Video Coaching Program is a revolutionary way of learning.  

This education program is designed exclusively for you to 'help YOU help your horse'.  

It is a program that teaches you to observe and identify 'behaviors' and help you create strategies to change those behaviors.  


Video coaching is a great way to track your progress, learn a new skill, refine your existing play or experiment with new methods!   

 Through the evaluation, Karen will provide professional feedback, tips and advice to help you troubleshoot your area of concern and will help you come up with a customized plan to address your concern and reach your goals.

"Ask Karen About Horses" Consult and Research Service


Overwhelmed by Google and the Internet??? 

Do you wish you had someone to help you find the best solution for a specific problem or behavior for you and your horse?  How many of us have gone down that ‘rabbit hole’ of researching one thing and boom, one story and opinion and consequent link leads us to 2 more stories and opinions, and another and another and so on and so on, ad nauseam? 

Research can take you in directions which are wildly irrelevant to your original query.  It’s easy to get sidetracked when doing research and lose track of time. 

Humbling Testimonials


Karen has the knowledge, skills and intuition to help you and your horse reach incredible levels of trust and respect to reach levels of performance that radiates the incredible joy both human and horse have. Karen has been guiding me on my journey with my horses since 2007. 



 Highly recommend! She is an amazing horsewoman and a great teacher! Her methods make perfect sense, and she knows how to explain to each individual depending on their needs. ~Sidney 

Karen applies science and feel in her training. She is patient, creative and versatile in how she shares information. Her lessons always make me feel better about myself and my relationships with my horses. ~Kathy

Current News and Events


!!!! COMING SOON !!!!

   Motivational Horsemanship     Online Course

'I Love My Horse, but...'

"Why Does He Do That?"

This course covers the sciences of why behaviors occur, and how adding new learning theories will help you and your horse understand and enjoy training.     

The material will be presented through videos,  written material, questionnaires 

quizzes and checklists. 

 Stay tuned for the Release  

     date for this informative       and fun course. 


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Rhett's Journey - To Wholeness!

The story of a rescued lipizzan/andalusian gelding in Oct 2013.


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Calendar of Lessons and Events

Karen is available in the US for Workshops, Clinics, Camps, 

Lessons and Private Retreats with just you and your horse.

Listed are regularly scheduled Weekly, and Monthly Area Lesson Dates .

No upcoming events.