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.
What is the one thing we can never get back? OUR TIME!!
We have an infinite wealth of information, connections and resources at our fingertips, thanks to the internet and smartphones. What most don’t have is an abundance of time or unlimited attention spans.
Time is the most valuable thing man can spend !
Let’s face it, you either love to research or you don’t ! It’s time consuming to begin sorting through all the information on the internet. I know exactly what you did, you signed up with your email address to receive a webinar or Live Q & A on a particular topic that interests you. Before you have even attended the event, you are bombarded with emails, pdfs, docs, ebooks and messenger chats, all with differing opinions and offers on said topic, some real and some hypothetical.
Thus begins the journey of ‘going down the rabbit hole' of research!
YOU ARE IN LUCK !!
I LOVE to research and if I do say so myself, am pretty good at it! I have spent many years accumulating online courses and materials, books, magazines, dvds, VHS tapes, and written educational materials.
Over 40+ years of researching, experiencing, experimenting and researching again, nearly anything equine. My education is vast and varied, resulting in an eclectic gathering of information. From what interests ME personally, to seeing my students needs in the way of tools, equipment, experience and knowledge.
My extensive continuing education in various horsemanship disciplines lends my opinion on methods and techniques I have studied. Classical and Natural Horsemanship, Reward Based Training, Straightness Training, Gymnastic Dressage, Classical Long Lining, Liberty, Biomechanics for Horse and Rider, Healthy Movement, Movement Science and Functional Movement culminate in my own Motivational Horsemanship program called “Thought Based Training”.
This eclectic mix allows me to point you in the right direction for any aspect on your horsemanship journey, whether it is tools and equipment to help your skills ….to what method you might experiment with to progress your success. Equine ethology, behavior, nutrition and welfare…no topic or subject is too small or large for me to research, learn about and report my opinion and findings.
I have been researching for years and am a first resource for many for their horse related questions. Let me sort through the plethora of information online and offer my opinion of what to apply for you and your horse for any given situation. Let me cut through the onslaught of contrasting and conflicting information to get you an answer.
LET ME BE YOUR EDUCATOR ON THIS RESEARCH JOURNEY....NOT JUST A PERSONAL SHOPPER!!
Some Examples of horse related questions and inquiries:
~Mental, Emotional, Body, Spiritual Needs
~Tools and Equipment
~Healthy Movement for Weight loss/Weight gain
~Horse Education/Human Education
~Tack Options, Opinions and Fitting
~Senior Health and Wellness
~Rescue Health and Wellness
~Horse Buying Points
The list goes on and on of things you'd like to know once you realize that someone else will sort through all the information available on the World Wide Web for YOU !!
Here’s how to set up a consultation with Karen. It’s really simple…
Contact Karen by email or FB Messenger. She will contact you within 24hrs (often less than that) to coordinate a time that is best for you both. Her email address is email@example.com
Her fee is very reasonable: $ 150 per hour, prorated based on the actual amount of time needed for research and returned email report to you. Most first visits take 15-60 minutes, depending on the complexity of query. More than one visit may be required. You will be asked for payment through Payal prior to consultation. Follow up visits are also $ 150 per hour, though they take generally less time and the fee will be prorated to reflect the actual amount of time researching and visit. Monthly Subscriptions coming soon!!!
Foundational Truth – TIME is our most valuable asset and we don’t have enough of it.
Karen spends as much time researching as needed to get your inquiry and questions answered.
This can include:
**Preparation, researching the details of your horse related inquiry including reviewing any options you may have seen or tried. If training or behavior question, I will suggest training appropriate to you and your horse’s current situation. (See “I Love My Horse, BUT…” video coaching program on motivationalhorsemanship.com)
**If needed, Phone conversation (which typically takes 10 to 30 minutes, depending on your needs) discussing your inquiry, in detail (Skype consultations are also available for international clients).
**Summary of recommendations, provided via email following the visit.
Email access for brief follow-up questions, generally at no additional charge. Rule of thumb: if your email requires less than 5 minutes of Karen’s time, it will be free of charge. Chargeable time will be incurred for more complex questions that require in depth evaluation.
To schedule a consultation, please contact Karen via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
No question is too big or small…Let me give you ‘the gift of time’ with your horse.
Give me your challenge and I’ll give you a solution to the best of my abilities. If it is outside of my scope, I’ll refund your money!
"For those of us who really want to do our best for our horses, or to simply find the best quality vs price on a product, it is really nice to have a trusted friend we can ask. I’ve known Karen Jones for many years and in many different contexts and she has always been a ‘go to’ person whenever I needed a recommendation for something and searching the internet was driving me crazy. She has experience in an impressive range of areas and loves doing the research to find the best answer for you.
Next time, instead of getting confused and frustrated by conflicting information ‘out there’ on something important: 'Ask Karen' instead!" ~Karen Rohlf, Dressage Naturally
“I was searching for my next partner and Karen was the first one I thought of to ask help engage my search. The breed wasn’t her specialty, but in 2 days time, she had put together a small group of like-minded riders who owned that breed. I would post short videos to the group or prospects and was so grateful for each person’s opinion on their likes and dislikes. I had never met these horsewomen, but they were friends of Karen’s and she knew that they would lend valuable contributions to our conversations. I will gladly pay for this ‘experience and knowledge service’ in the future. Thank you Karen. ~Linda “
“I knew I needed some new equipment, specifically ropes and reins. Karen is the first person I thought of to ask what she was currently using. She sent me complete descriptions of several types of ropes, along with links of where I could order. I have asked Karen on many occasions for this type of information and she has always given me more than I needed or really wanted to know. I am glad she has finally made her ‘knowledge, experience and resources’ into a business so that more may benefit. Thanks Karen! ~ Marion”
"My horse suffered a bowed tendon and was on stall rest for months. I asked Karen her opinion on the type of rehab exercises I might consider since I am using positive reinforcement with the clicker as my training modality. She gave me several exercises with detailed comments on how and why it was good for my horse’s rehab. I offered to pay her, but she wouldn’t take a penny. So happy for her that she is offering her gift of researching and her experiences as part of her Motivational Horsemanship business. ~ Jessica”
“I have been following Karen and Rhett on FB for a couple of years and to say I am impressed with what they have achieved together is an understatement. I knew I had some behavior challenges with my horses, one in particular. I emailed Karen and she was gracious with her time and pointed me in the right direction to begin learning about positive reinforcement. She gave me links to get needed equipment for our journey. I am now one of her long distance coaching students and the progress and fun my horse and I have is awesome. Thank you Karen for sharing your love of the horse! ~Ellen”