Get Lifetime Access to ALL of my Training Programs

I’ll help you to get a soft and solid connection and uphill movement in a friendly way! 

Get Lifetime Access to ALL of my Training Programs

I’ll help you to get the Perfect Connection and Uphill Movement in a friendly way and with a HUGE discount.

5/5
5/5

The benefits of this training for you:

To get a solid connection and uphill movement you:

Ride your horse towards the hand and ensure he wants to accept it happily

Over the years, I’ve trained many horses and riders to the highest level with an honest and logical training method, based on classical principles.

I’m currently the national team coach of the Finnish dressage team. And as a rider, I’ve been a member of the Dutch dressage team and have participated in several international Championships, like the World Championship and European Championships. 

I’ve translated my experience to an approachable method. 

I’ll help you to get the perfect connection and uphill movement in a friendly way.

And the good news? With receiving success stories from all over the world, this method is achievable for anyone.

And you can now join with 67% Spring Discount!

– Rien van der Schaft

99% of all riders make the following mistake

A lot of riders getting stuck in their training.

And that’s such a shame because it’s not necessary.

What’s important, is to have a good system of riding with proven principles.

That you understand what the process of training looks like and what steps to take.

So whenever you get off track, you recognize it and know how to get back on the right path.

What I’ve learned thus far, 99% of all technical riding problems arise from one mistake: not having the Three Basic Principles in place.

 

Without the right foundation, you'll get the following problems

– You have an unstable connection
– Your horse is very heavy in your hand
– Your horse hollows his back
– Your horse comes against your hand
– Your horse isn’t forward enough
– Your horse responds slowly to your aids
– Your horse moves on the forehand
– Your horse is tense and stiff
– You have to drive constantly to avoid a lack of impulsion
– Your horse is stronger on one rein
– Your horse comes behind the vertical
– Your horse falls flat when you ask for a difficult exercise
 
Perhaps you’re telling yourself this is normal behavior for your horse. You can’t handle the situation on your own or that you’re not competent enough to do so. Or maybe you’re just stuck and can’t figure it out.

But did you know that every rider can collect a horse while keeping a soft and steady connection?

Do you want the following?

But without:

If so, these 3 courses will help you achieve this:

Complete step-by-step plan for a true collection with a soft and solid connection so that you and your horse have more fun riding.

Your horse doesn't want to feel tense and stiff

Imagine feeling tense and stiff all the time. You’d want to change that, right?

Well, it’s the same for your horse. If you have a horse that easily comes against your hand, gets tight in his back or gets crooked, he won’t feel comfortable. He doesn’t enjoy feeling that way en he would rather feel relaxed and loose. 

Because no horse wants to feel stiff.

 

But he doesn't know there's another way

Even though a horse’s natural balance is more on the forehand, this can become exaggerated when more weight is placed toward the front of the horse.

An unbalanced horse is so heavy on the forehand that moving forward is blocked by stiffness

So it’s our job to move more weight to the hind legs and balance our horses better. 

''My message is that every horse can be soft and loose (in a collected balance). It just takes the right training.''

– Rien van der Schaft

5/5

You don't need an expensive horse to get looseness and expressive movement

In my online training program I guide you step by step to establish a stable and soft connection.

Then we start influencing your horse’s front – hind balance. In other words, making sure the hindquarters start carrying more weight and getting the weight off the front legs.

I will explain exactly which exercises you can use for this and how you can combine them in the online program.

With this way of training, you can see the first improvements in just one week!

ALL my online training programs

€130 €50,- 
6 monthly payments

Or pay at once
€740 €299,-

This is what you'll get:

Course #1 Solid Foundation Course

Value €129,-

With this course you get step-by-step guidance to improve your horse’s foundation and establish the perfect connection.

Course #2 Perfect Balance Course

Value €149,-

With this course you get step-by-step guidance to improve your horse’s balance.

Course #3 Grand Prix Course

Value €99,-

With this course you get step-by-step guidance to teach your horse the Grand Prix movements in a friendly and logical way.

There are 13 logical steps in these courses:

Step #01 Find your horse's natural balance

Step #02 Finding the 3 Basic Principles

Step #03 Get forwardness without tension

Step #04 How to ride with a Contact Rein

Step #05 How to get a Circle of Energy

Course #1

Solid Foundation Course

With this course you get step-by-step guidance to improve your horse’s foundation and establish the perfect connection.

Value €129,-

Course #2

Perfect Balance Course

With this course you get step-by-step guidance to improve your horse’s balance.

Value €149,-

Course #3

Grand Prix Course

Value €99,-

With this course you get step-by-step guidance to teach your horse the Grand Prix movements in a friendly and logical way.

This is what you'll get:

Step #01 Find your horse's natural balance

First we are going to help you to improve the left-right balance (‘straightness’) of the horse, with the consequence that the horse gets equal in the hand. This means that the horse is also more willing to accept the softer rein. This is very important, because when your horse distributes his weight over his four legs, the risk of getting injuries will be lower.

Step #02 Finding the 3 Basic Principles

First we are going to help you to improve the left-right balance (‘straightness’) of the horse, with the consequence that the horse gets equal in the hand. This means that the horse is also more willing to accept the softer rein. This is very important, because when your horse distributes his weight over his four legs, the risk of getting injuries will be lower.

Step #03 Get forwardness without tension

First we are going to help you to improve the left-right balance (‘straightness’) of the horse, with the consequence that the horse gets equal in the hand. This means that the horse is also more willing to accept the softer rein. This is very important, because when your horse distributes his weight over his four legs, the risk of getting injuries will be lower.

Step #04 How to ride with a Contact Rein

First we are going to help you to improve the left-right balance (‘straightness’) of the horse, with the consequence that the horse gets equal in the hand. This means that the horse is also more willing to accept the softer rein. This is very important, because when your horse distributes his weight over his four legs, the risk of getting injuries will be lower.

Step #05 How to get a Circle of Energyt Rein

First we are going to help you to improve the left-right balance (‘straightness’) of the horse, with the consequence that the horse gets equal in the hand. This means that the horse is also more willing to accept the softer rein. This is very important, because when your horse distributes his weight over his four legs, the risk of getting injuries will be lower.

5/5

Step #06 Improve the Left-Right Balance

First we are going to help you to improve the left-right balance (‘straightness’) of the horse, with the consequence that the horse gets equal in the hand. This means that the horse is also more willing to accept the softer rein. This is very important, because when your horse distributes his weight over his four legs, the risk of getting injuries will be lower.

Step #06 Improve the Left-Right Balance

First we are going to help you to improve the left-right balance (‘straightness’) of the horse, with the consequence that the horse gets equal in the hand. This means that the horse is also more willing to accept the softer rein. This is very important, because when your horse distributes his weight over his four legs, the risk of getting injuries will be lower.

Step #07 Exercises in Walk

In this part, ‘First Movements for Collection’, we continue with influencing the front – hind balance of your horse. In other words, making sure the hindquarters start carrying more weight and getting the weight off the front legs. We give you exercises to help your horse towards the optimal balance and let you focus on influencing balance rather than influencing the posture.

Step #07 Exercises in Walk

In this part, ‘First Movements for Collection’, we continue with influencing the front – hind balance of your horse. In other words, making sure the hindquarters start carrying more weight and getting the weight off the front legs. We give you exercises to help your horse towards the optimal balance and let you focus on influencing balance rather than influencing the posture.

Step #08 Lateral Movements

There are several exercises that you can use to improve the balance of your horse. Rien explains which exercises these are and when to use them. As a result, the haunches will get a carrying function instead of pushing. It’s very important that you get a good idea of which aids you need to give for which exercise, so we give you a system of aids.

Step #08 Lateral Movements

There are several exercises that you can use to improve the balance of your horse. Rien explains which exercises these are and when to use them. As a result, the haunches will get a carrying function instead of pushing. It’s very important that you get a good idea of which aids you need to give for which exercise, so we give you a system of aids.

Step #09 Transitions (within the gait)

Then Rien will tell you everything you need to know about tranisitions and changes of speed. You can adjust the transitions to the level of the horse that you’re riding. It’s important that you ride them in the correct manner, because if you don’t… the exercise has no purpose and won’t benefit your horse. In other words, you have to do it right for a positive influence on the balance of your horse.

Step #09 Transitions (within the gait)

Then Rien will tell you everything you need to know about tranisitions and changes of speed. You can adjust the transitions to the level of the horse that you’re riding. It’s important that you ride them in the correct manner, because if you don’t… the exercise has no purpose and won’t benefit your horse. In other words, you have to do it right for a positive influence on the balance of your horse.

Step #10 Half Steps

The result of step #01 till #04 is that your horse will have more collection, more freedom in the shoulder and the hindquarters will be able to carry more weight. To train your horse even further in this you can use the halbe tritte. Rien explains step by step how you can start with this exercise and what you should pay attention to.

Step #10 Half Steps

The result of step #01 till #04 is that your horse will have more collection, more freedom in the shoulder and the hindquarters will be able to carry more weight. To train your horse even further in this you can use the halbe tritte. Rien explains step by step how you can start with this exercise and what you should pay attention to.

Member Mirjam: 'She is now more open in the frame and moves with more looseness in her back.'
5/5
Member Mirjam: 'She is now more open in the frame and moves with more looseness in her back.'

Step #11 Simple & Flying Changes

Step #12 Pirouettes

Step #13 Piaffe and Passage

Step #11 Simple & Flying Changes

The result of step #01 till #04 is that your horse will have more collection, more freedom in the shoulder and the hindquarters will be able to carry more weight. To train your horse even further in this you can use the halbe tritte. Rien explains step by step how you can start with this exercise and what you should pay attention to.

Step #12 Pirouettes

The result of step #01 till #04 is that your horse will have more collection, more freedom in the shoulder and the hindquarters will be able to carry more weight. To train your horse even further in this you can use the halbe tritte. Rien explains step by step how you can start with this exercise and what you should pay attention to.

Step #13 Piaffe and Passage

The result of step #01 till #04 is that your horse will have more collection, more freedom in the shoulder and the hindquarters will be able to carry more weight. To train your horse even further in this you can use the halbe tritte. Rien explains step by step how you can start with this exercise and what you should pay attention to.

Meet your trainer: Rien van der Schaft

Over the years, I’ve trained many horses and riders to the highest level with an honest and logical training method, based on classical principles.

I’m currently the national team coach of the Finnish dressage team.

As a rider, I’ve been a member of the Dutch dressage team and have participated in several international Championships, like the World Championship and European Championships. 

Easy to follow videos &
suitable for all horses

The training consists of a logical, step-by-step, approach. The video’s are short and easy to follow.

This method is suitable for all horses and all breeds and also for riders of all levels.

5/5
5/5

More than 7,000 riders from over 35 countries went before you.

And with amazing results.

Watch video’s, join live sessions, share your photos, questions and victories in our supportive community.

And become the best rider for your horse.

 

They can do it, and so can you !

"Rien explains how to ride the whole horse and not only the neck, in a very simple way, because he divides everything into small steps..."*

Francesca Newman

"Rien has an incredible depth of knowledge and understanding of the horse's psychological and emotional world with a great respect for the rider..."*

Jane Karol

"It's really great for people to have the ability to see and experience what it should be like. Developing your eye for what is good and what is not..."*

Kristen Schwaegerle

"The dressage world needs this system, this method. It's not a quickfix, it takes time to develop a horse. But this system works for every horse..."*

Cindy Ishoy

''With the online course you'll be able to break the whole dressage riding down into segments. And then you understand where it's all heading to..."*

Alison Banbury

''I really enjoyed Rien's program, it's the kind of thing that I keep going back to, over and over again. Whenever I have a question and I want to make sure that I'm on the right track, I go back to the training...''

Anne-Marie Kornachuk

100% Risk-Free Money Back Guarantee

You have 90 days to check whether the online platform really suits you. Followed the entire training and not the desired result? Send an email to info@dressagepro.com within 90 days and you will receive a full refund from us. Only one condition: a fully completed workbook.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here you'll find the most frequent questions and answers. Do you have another question? Let us know in the chat below!

We’ve got riders and horses of all levels.

However, to get the most out of this training, it will be useful if you have experience with the basic principles. As the fundamentals are crucial if you aim to increase your horse’s level in the correct way.

Big chance it does. Rien’s method respects the way in which horses learn and it’s developed in a way that your horse’s body will become stronger over time. He has been training horses for over 45 years and he’s never encountered a horse on which his method didn’t work.

However, not all horses have the same level of talent, so sometimes it can take longer for one horse than for the other to improve his level. But Rien says that every horse can give you a good feeling and it doesn’t matter how much talent he has.

Rather, the training method will not suit every rider. If you especially want to ride your horse low, deep and round or with a draw rein and you are looking for a ‘quick trick’ to solve a problem, then this online training and training method is not for you.

Any doubts? We’re always more then happy to help you out! You can either join the Live Q&A’s with Rien or email us at info@dressagepro.com

Nope, you can pay in 1 installment or in 6 installments. You’ll get unlimited access once you’ve completed your payment! 

Get access to all of my online training programs! 🌸

Solid Foundation Course + Perfect Balance Course + Grand Prix Course + 7 FREE Bonuses

€130 €50,- 
6 monthly payments

Or pay at once
€740 €299,-

Get access to all my training programs! 🌸

Solid Foundation Course + Perfect Balance Course
+ Grand Prix Course + 7 FREE Bonuses

€770 €299,-

Or 6 monthly payments
€135 €50,-

 

If you sign up now, you'll get these 7 free bonuses worth a total of €393

BONUS #01: Improve the connection and forwardness with these 7 easy steps

(Normally €99,-)

We have summarized all the material we have about the perfect connection for you in this mini training.

BONUS #02: Tips to warm up your horse in the right way

(Normally €19,-)

In this mini course, Rien van der Schaft explains how to warm up your horse in the right way.

BONUS #03: Get personal guidance with the monthly Live Q&A

(Normally €99,-)

Join the Live Q&A’s and send videos of your training for feedback from Rien van der Schaft. 

BONUS #04: Team of support heroes are available to assist you

(Normally €49,-)

Our team of support heroes are available to assist you.

BONUS #05: Get a huge Digital Workbook with summaries and exercises

(Normally €49,-)

We put all the highlights of the online course together for you. And we have also explained all the practical exercises, so you can save time and effort.

BONUS #06: 5 Exercises to straighten your horse

(Normally €59,-)

Improve the left-right balance (‘straightness’) because only then you can improve the horizontal balance: the collection.

BONUS #07: Join the Community with likeminded riders

(Normally €19,-)

In our community you can ask questions, share knowledge and celebrate successes

6 Payments

135
50 6 monthly payments
  • 13 steps to get the perfect connection and uphill movement
  • Short step-by-step videos, so it doesn't take too much of your time
  • Lifetime Access

1 Payment

770
299 One payment
  • 13 steps to get the perfect connection and uphill movement
  • Short step-by-step videos, so it doesn't take too much of your time
  • Lifetime Access
  • Safe Choice: 90-day money back warranty
POPULAR

Already member from one of Rien's training courses? Send us an email at info@dressagepro.com and we'll make you a special offer 😉

5/5
5/5
5/5