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Are you struggling with a crooked horse...

  • a horse that is having a "good" and "bad" side,
  • going easier in one direction than the other,
  • falling in or out on the circle,
  • being heavy on one rein, 
  • moving in a lazy way in walk,
  • having an irregular rhythm in trot,
  • having trouble picking up one canter lead, or
  • being able to do the half pass only to one side?

But maybe you're struggling with a crooked horse...

  • a horse that is having a "good" and "bad" side,
  • going easier in one direction than the other,
  • falling in or out on the circle,
  • being heavy on one rein,
  • moving in a lazy way in walk,
  • having an irregular rhythm in trot,
  • having trouble picking up one canter lead, or
  • being able to do the half pass only to one side.

Or is it your horse's behavior?

 

  • Perhaps you have a horse that is spooky and easily upset about the tiniest thing.
  • Or a horse that is a bit pushy and stepping into your space all the time.

All this could be holding you back from making progress and having fun.

You gave your all

You've probably spent a lot of time, money, or energy on these issues.

You've likely tried all sorts of remedies, treatments or therapists.

Some of which may have offered short term relief.

But that’s all.

Nothing seems to work long-term.

Turn a setback into a comeback

You can't get it done 

Doing activities with your horse is still complated.

Riding seems impossible.

You feel confused and in doubt. 

Or maybe even frustrated or angry.

The whole experience can leave you feeling stuck.

You're not sure if you have what it takes...

And that's just not how it should be...

No one should go through unnecessary suffering with their horse.

An imbalanced horse is no fun.

If you STRONGLY believe that it shouldn't have to be this way...

That there has to be a way out...

Your thoughts are spot on!

You and your horse are meant for much more than this.

And you know it.

My guess is, since you're reading this, you're ready to change all that.

Here's the good news

You and I, and your horse have a lot in common.

We have a sort of common 'enemy' that we will 'fight' together:

It's the phenomenon of natural asymmetry.

Your horse's natural asymmetry can cause a LOT of problems when riding your horse.

But that's good news, because now...

We know who the "bad guy" is...

It's your horse's natural asymmetry.

Now, we are all born as asymmetrical beings

For example, all creatures are left or right handed - in the hands, feet, paws, claws or hooves.

And this of great help for survival.

But it totally backfires the moment we start riding our horse.

If we don't develop our horse equally in body and limbs, all kinds of "bad" things can happen:

  • rearing
  • bucking
  • your horse won't yield
  • goes against your hand
  • develops an underneck
  • swishes the tail all the time
  • leans in on the circle
  • shows grumpy behavior
  • has a hollow topline
  • the saddles slips to one side all the time

But there is one thing that's certain...

You, too, can turn this around

  • You, too, can discover how to counteract the natural asymmetry.
  • You, too, can learn how to rebalance your horse.
  • You, too, can create long-lasting change.

I know this firsthand...

In 2001, I met Maestro, a spooky horse, difficult to turn, rearing every day, and almost impossible to ride.

I tried everything to solve these issues.

Nothing helped.

Until one day, I discovered the root cause.

The source of all of his behavior was the natural asymmetry.

Nowadays, I pass on the forgotten knowledge about natural asymmetry to other riders:

 
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Like you, I care about your horse

 

And I care about you.

I understand your struggles - "been there, done that".

I understand what it's like that you can't do the things you want to do.

Therefore, you breaking through current obstacles with your horse is the only thing that matters.

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Your transformation is my success

 

It's my mission, to help you transform into the effective Straightness Trainer you're meant to be.  

In the Straightness Training Academy, I already helped thousands of people all over the world.

And I'd be honored to work with you too!

Listen to what our Scholars are saying

They started off exactly where you are today — wanting to end unnecessary struggles.

Everyday, they are an example of what's possible:

Cynthia Adams, Canada


"Straightness Training has been a godsend for me and my mare. Straightness Training has been an integral part in strengthening my mare’s back, which has been essential in helping her cope with previous injuries. I’ve always had a good relationship with my mare; however, liberty has been super helpful in developing an even stronger bond. Straighness Training benefits both our horses as well as their humans. I highly recommend it."

Hanne Friberg, Denmark


"In July 2020, I joined Scholars and I decided to go all-in with the monthly ‘cycles’ – including Self Mastery live classes, Hot Seats, Breakthroughs, Mastermind sessions, and then a Touchstone at the end of the month. Getting into the routine of filming and sending in snippets of our work and getting the direct and immediate feedback from Marijke is spinning the learning cycle faster for me, so it has taken my ST-journey to the next level."

Getting started is easy

Here's how it works:

Get clarity

We help you recognize and analyze your horse's natural asymmetry.

Get confidence

We help you adjust your training sessions with Straightness Training.

Get results

Your horse will love you and never struggle again.

There's a reason why you should join us

 

You see, our horses are vulnerable because of the natural asymmetry.

Therefore, we should do something about it to protect our horses from suffering.

If you don't join us...

  • You most likely stay stuck in old patterns with your horse.
  • And you probably keep wasting time on fighting the symptoms of natural asymmetry.
  • And you might keep spending money on quick fixes that only give short term relief.

You don't want that to continue, right?

Therefore, if you want to end all this forever, this is the Masterclass you've been waiting for:

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Just imagine, what it will be like in a few weeks from now...

  • Your future-self knows everything about the dimensions of natural asymmetry of your horse.
  • You have certainty about where to start, what to do next and what to focus on in each training session.
  • You have a clear training vision for your horse for the next weeks, months and years.
  • You enjoy the journey and adventure with your horse.
  • You have made a positive difference for your horse.
  • You developed a deep bond and strong connection.
  • You have grown into a next-level horse trainer, and are still moving forward with your horse.
  • You contribute to your horse's well-being, and feel that what you do really matters to your horse.
  • Your future-self knows everything about the dimensions of natural asymmetry of your horse.
  • You know where to start, what to do next and what to focus on in each training session.
  • You have a clear training vision for your horse for the next weeks, months and years.
  • You have made a positive difference for your horse.
  • You contribute to your horse's well-being.
  • You feel that what you do really matters to your horse.
  • You are moving forward with your horse.

Whether you want to take your existing skills to new heights, start your youngster, keep your senior going, or you're just starting out - whoever you are and whatever you do - Straightness Training can help you get the results you're looking for!

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Come to where the clarity is.

Come to the Straightness Training Academy.

Come to where the clarity is. Come to the Straightness Training Academy.

 

Nice To Meet You!

"Hi, I'm Marijke.

 

I help equestrians go from feeling confused and stuck with their horse to feeling confident and moving forward. 

I believe no one should have to face with unnecessary suffering because of unaddressed natural asymmetry.

Every rider and horse deserves balance in body, mind, heart and soul, and a great working partnership together.

I also believe you and your horse are designed for more.

When you are the next-level version of yourself, when you’re showing up as the best horse trainer you can be, you cannot help but make a positive difference for your horse.

You can even be the change you want to see and have a positive impact on the people around you.

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