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Get started with Straightness Training - whether you want to take your existing skills to new heights, start your youngster, keep your senior going, or you're just starting out, the ST Mastery Entry Course can help. 

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Think Big, Start Small

In Straightness Training we always start with the end goal in mind:

We'd love to have this blissful 'centaur' connection with our horse one day...

Where two become one...

And can do amazing things together!

But perhaps you have a 'difficult' horse at the moment... 

Perhaps you have a very crooked horse that is difficult to turn, or heavy on the reins, and therefore not easy to ride.

Or perhaps you have a horse that is a bit bossy, pushy, grumpy or nipping, biting and grabbing the reins all the time.

Or you have a horse that is spooky, jumpy, nervy, and easily upset and stressed about the tiniest thing.

And this could be holding your horse back from making progress and enjoying the work.

It probably makes you struggle to get your horse on the same page as you...

However, Perhaps It's Not Your Horse, But It's You...

Perhaps you're experiencing a bit lack of confidence...

Not being sure about where to start or what to do next, or when to move on to the next stage.

Perhaps you feel a bit worried about doing it 'wrong'.

Or maybe you don't know how to get off your plateau and breakthrough to the next level...

And You Don't Have Access To An Expert To Help You Out...

So you're feeling a mix of confusion and frustration because you haven't yet figured out how to turn things around.

You can't find a way out of your problems.

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

That there has to be a way out...

That you and your horse are meant for much more than this...

That there's something big out there waiting for you, then...

Your Thoughts Are Spot On!

Your feelings are on point!

You've barely scratched the surface of what you and your horse can achieve, and you know it! 

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

Whether you're a novice rider, an ambitious leisure rider, a professional horse trainer, or a riding instructor.

Whoever you are and whatever you do, there's one thing that's certain:

You, too, can experience the satisfaction and emotional bliss that comes from having a flourishing relationship and an empowering partnership with your horse, bringing out the magnificent giant your horse can be!

I Know This Firsthand... 

After having some very complicated horses myself, and after years of teaching other riders, I can honestly say that developing a horse's well being in body, mind, heart, and soul to its full potential is one of the most fulfilling and rewarding adventures you can experience in this lifetime. 

I also believe that the horse world will improve immensely when more horses are developed - not only physically, but also mentally, emotionally and spiritually - by people like YOU!

People who put the well-being of the horse first.

Which Is Why I'd Love You To Join The Entry Course!

The Mastery Entry Course - which is part of my ST Academy - will help you to fast-track your growth, achieve extraordinary results with ordinary horses, and save you years of trial and error and unnecessary suffering!

With this low-threshold course, you can easily take the first step in closing the gap between where you are today and where you want to be!

The uncomplicated system of training that is outlined in this course is based on what our horses need, and it's also fun and interesting for the human:

Whether you are a novice rider, or a professional rider, or a rider who's facing challenges, getting stuck on a plateau, or just ready to move on to the next stage.

The Mastery Entry Course will work GREAT for any kind of rider, and I believe it can help you too!

The course can help you progress and might be the direction to go for you right now!

But First, A Warning:

But before we go further, first a little 'warning':

Even though the Entry Course has been wonderfully designed to help you master the Straightness Training principles in a structured way as easily as possible, it still requires some dedication and persistent effort on your part.

At the end of the day, YOU are the only person who can make a difference for your horse, not me, not a book, not a set of ‘how to’ videos, not a spot in the ST Academy, not a brand new course…. so I’m not about to insult your intelligence by telling you this new Entry Course will do the magic for you.

However…

If you’re seriously interested in helping your horse and willing to take some action and put some effort in, then this will be of interest to you.

So let me jump right in and show you exactly what you’re getting...

Here's What You'll Get When Joining The Entry Course...

With the Mastery Entry Course, you will ‘enter’ the online ST Academy as a Mastery student. 

And with the Entry Course, you're going to zoom 100% in on the groundwork pillar.

You see, that is the main difference between the basic Entry course and the advanced Mastery Program:

  • The Mastery Program covers "the entire elephant" and helps you master the five training pillars groundwork, longeing, work in hand, riding, and liberty.
  • The Entry Course is the basic course which starts with the first step: groundwork. It's designed to help you develop your horse symmetrical in body and limbs from the ground, so you can create a proper fundament on which all your other training can rely on.
Let's STart With Groundwork

The Entry Course explains ALL groundwork exercises, from basic to advanced - from the circle and laterals to the pirouette - so you'll know exactly how to teach your horse these exercises.

And all 'how-to' materials about the exercises are easy to understand, and more importantly, easy to put to use right away!

Plus, you’ll be combining all exercises in a sequence, which will increase your horse’s, symmetry, mobility, and strength even more.

Take a look at what you will be teaching you horse in this course:

 
This Is What You'll Learn To Get Started With Straightness Training

With the Entry Course, you’ll immediately get the entire groundwork methodology that all Mastery students use to create a solid foundation when it comes to gymnastic exercises.

And this firm base will set you up for success in all the other training pillars.

The course is designed to share with you how to teach the basic and advanced groundwork exercises to your horse in an easy to understand way... whatever your language... with a little knowledge of English, you can do the course... wherever you are in the world!

Plus, to make things easy for you, I've broken down the Mastery Entry Course into seven core training sections with supporting video content and complementary manuals.

Here’s the exact course-breakdown - and outlined a fraction of what you'll learn -  so you can make sure the entry course is right for you:

You'll start with a 15-minute introduction video where you'll find out exactly where to start, what to do next, when to move on to the next stage, and what to do when you encounter challenges along the way. See section 1.1.

You can also download the structure sheet of all the logical ordered lessons that are available in all seven sections, so you have a clear overview of the course at a glance. See 1.2.

 Plus, you'll get my favorite 15 tips to set yourself up for success in the other sections. See section 1.3.

 In section 2, you'll discover the latest insights and updates on how to eliminate tension and stiffness, so your horse will be like putty in your hands. So if your horse (still) isn’t as supple as you’d like, see section 2.1. 

If you’re sure you haven’t reached your horse’s full potential, some little bit of natural asymmetry still may be holding you back. Remember, 2mm off track can cause huge cracks. See section 2.2. and 2.3. to get back on track.

For riders who have a gaited horse and want to keep their gaits clean in groundwork, see section 2.4.

Every day you need to walk, trot and canter, right? Wrong! The ‘usual stuff’ totally backfires when it comes to developing and educating a horse. Section 2.5. will give you a proven approach that’s faster, easier to implement, and quite simply better

For riders who have a youngster, see section 2.6 to set things up for success from the very beginning.

Discover in section 2.8. which groundwork exercises most horse trainers fail to practice in order to succeed in their equestrian discipline such as jumping, western, trail, driving or natural horsemanship. 

Discover more about the characteristics, needs and senses of horses and about how they communicate and learn in section 3. Because the better we understand our horses, the better we can train them.

 Ears pointed backward means that the horse is expressing anger or that he feels sad? Not always! Discover the subtle nuances to better understand your equine friend in section 3.7.

For riders who have a new horse, see section 3.8 to introduce your horse to your world.

The best ‘formula’ to train and motivate your horse? Offer the ‘5R formula’ to your horse, and he’ll probably develop faster than you can keep up with. See section 3.10.

For riders who have relationship issues with their horse: How to get your horse from a defensive or opposed state into a more responsive and willing frame of mind - see section 3.11.

For riders whose horse is a bit lazy or stubborn: How to transform your horse into a creative ‘guesser’ who likes to figure out what you mean - see section 3.11.

Five things you should NEVER do when doing groundwork, even when your horse knows the drill. Check the pitfalls in section 3.12.

You’d like to use treats, but you can’t, because your horse starts to beg? See section 3.13.

How to deal with your horse when he’s nipping and biting or grabbing the reins all the time in groundwork - get 14 tips in section 3.13.1.

What to do when your horse is always spooky in the same corner of the riding arena or when facing new things - see section 3.13.

 If you have communication issues with your horse, it's best to start with section 4 first before you begin with the groundwork exercises.

 What if your relationship with your horse is not what it's supposed to be? What if your horse doesn't like to be with you? Use the preparatory exercises outlined in section 4.2.

What to do if you’re asking your horse to move, but your horse is not responding? Check out the tips in section 4.7.

What to do if your horse doesn’t listen and ignores your request to stop? See section 4.8. on how to get your horse eager to meet your request.

 In this section, you’ll clarify your vision and goals, and create the right conditions.

 How to set your groundwork session up for success? See section 5.2. 

 How to use the cavesson, the rein and whip in groundwork? See section 5.3. 

 How to use your mental and energetic aids and body language? See section 5.4. 

 When, where, why, and how to use all different aids and tools? Check section 5.3 and 5.4. 

 In section 6, I will give you the complete graduated structure, so you'll be following a series of groundwork lessons, and in every lesson and each exercise I'll give you all details - I’ve left nothing out.

 We'll start with the standstill exercises and why they are so valuable and important. See section 6.2. and 6.3.

 With the circle, I’ll not only show you what to do and how to do it right, but I also teach you how to avoid pitfalls. And with every exercise, I’ll present many ideas for dealing with special and difficult situations, and I’ll recommend many solutions so you can overcome the challenges you face along the way. For example on how to turn on a circle when your horse is moving on his 'difficult' side. See section 6.4.

How to start doing the LFS on a straight line even if you have a pushy horse -  case studies with different 'difficult' horses walk you through it. See section 6.5.

What to do if you’re asking for haunches-in, but your horse doesn’t react when you press on his neck? If your horse’s haunches still won’t come in, see section 6.8.

Say goodbye to boring sessions. For a more interesting way to train your horse see section 6.9.

Once your horse can perform the basic groundwork exercises, we'll be going to develop the haunches-in variations in section 7: over the diagonal (half pass), through the corner (renvers) and on the circle (pirouette).

For students who can do the haunches-in fluently on the track: the fastest way to teach your horse the special whip cue so you can get your horse away from the track in haunches-in will be explained in section 7.1.

For riders who practice the half pass: if the first thing you do on the diagonal is taking the haunches-in, you’ve got the order wrong, see section 7.2.

For a proven way to teach your horse the haunches-in on the circle, see section 7.3.

Discover what to do if you lose the outside hind leg in the pirouette - see section 7.3.

 If you stopped improving once you reached the point of being fairly good with groundwork, see section 7.4.

 

Yes, That's A Lot Of Ways To Close The Gap

A lot of ways to help you reduce the difference between where you are and where you want to be.

It's a lot of helpful concepts to turn things around for you and your horse! 

The Entry Course gives you simple, easy to use and proven strategies and tactics to help you not only develop your basic and advanced groundwork, but also grow the relationship and strengthen the bond between you and your horse!

Enroll Now And Get These Additional Training Programs and Coaching Opportunities, FREE!

The Entry Course is a unique educational environment in which you'll get step-by-step coaching, personal feedback, and 24/7 support to set you and your horse up for success in groundwork!

Bonus #1: Access To ST Evaluation

To be able to view other students, all over the world, who are doing the EXACT same groundwork exercises with their horses, you'll get free entrance in the ST Evaluation Program 

Through this program, you'll have access to a lesson library with hundreds of videos with different students doing groundwork with their horses. Each video is accompanied by an evaluation form, which includes many tips and valuable suggestions, so you'll learn a lot.

Bonus #2: Feedback On Your Video

My team of ST Evaluators and I would also love to help YOU with your groundwork, and in order to help you personally, we need to get to know you and your horse, and the best way is through video. 

You see, having purchased the Entry course is a good thing, and reading and watching the materials is wonderful too, but actually DOING something with it is what matters most! And with the feedback on your video, you can tweak your work to create the best possible training habits and skills - and this sets you up for a long-term solid fundament with your horse.

Bonus #3: Live Consult and Q&A

When you have an important question or want a fresh perspective on a challenge you encounter, then I got your back in the Mastermind Session!

You and I will meet live in a video conference, and instantly you receive help from me, I'll give you ideas and suggestions on how to deal with your specific issues, and how to solve them. I'll tackle your toughest questions and provide guidance to move you forward. If you can't make it live, you can catch up with the recordings. 

Bonus #4: Members-only ST Community

As a Mastery Student, you get access to the members-only area of the ST Community where you can ask questions about ST and your horse, and you can do so 24/7, 365 days a year.

Plus, you get the opportunity to use the official and exclusive Mastery Student Logo. You can use this logo to express that you started your ST Journey and that you're on your personal path to Mastery. Feel free to put it on your website and social media.

 

Bonus #5: Mini Mastery Downloads

As you may know, every once and a while we do a free mini mastery course with a lot of educational materials, but it's only available for a limited period of time to the public.

But as a Mastery student, you have unlimited access to our first Mini Mastery Course. Plus, you also have the privilege to download the videos - which is not possible for the public.

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You get all these 5 bonuses FREE  when you enroll in the ST Mastery Entry Course today!

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You'll Have Support Every Step Of The Way In The ST Academy

As soon as you join the Entry Course, you'll have guidance and support from a team of like-minded horse lovers in a safe and encouraging environment. In the ST Academy, you'll never feel lost or left behind:

Community

In our Mastery FB group, Members FB group and Evaluation FB group you can share ideas, vids, and pics, and connect with fellow students!

Comments

Within minutes or hours, you'll have a response on your post in one of our member groups from fellow students, ST Instructors, ST Evaluators, or Crew ST!

Support

All core modules have special FAQ sections, plus you'll have access to an extensive Support Module with dozens of answers to frequently asked questions! 

Crew ST

If you have technical issues or a challenge you need help with, simply write to      [email protected] and we'll get you sorted asap!

Everything Is Online - No Travel Required 

All well-structured and graduated course lessons - including downloadable videos, manuals, ebooks and more - are within your online Mastery portal. 

You have lifetime access to the programs, modules, and lessons, so you can go through the materials whenever you want, learn at your own pace, and work on your own schedule.

You're Safe With Our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

I am absolutely certain you are going to love the Entry Course, and I am absolutely certain it is going to help you!

So how are you going to know until you try? That’s why you should come on board today. And since I am so confident that you'll benefit from taking the Class, I will give you a 100% money back guarantee.

Here is how it works:
  1. Go ahead, get access to the Entry Course and all the five bonuses.
  2. Test it out for a solid week, just watch the videos, read the manuals.
  3. After that week, decide if you feel we've delivered the value or not.
  4. And if it's not for you, just email our support team, and we'll issue you a full refund - no questions asked.

This guarantee is my way of making safe that you won’t be disappointed, and that there is no risk involved on your side!

Let's List The Value You'll Get That's Included In Your Tuition:

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One Thing Can Change Your Whole Life

Now, as attractive as this course is, not all ST enthusiasts will become a Mastery Student. Although that’s okay with me from a 'business' standpoint, it still bothers me personally. You see, I know how much Mastery students and their horses benefit from our program. I read their emails, I talk to them during live webinars, I see them personally on one of my clinics, and hundreds each year tell me that becoming a Mastery Student not only change their way of training horses, but that "it changed my whole life”. Just listen to this Mastery Student from South Africa:

 

What Set's The ST Academy Apart From Any Other Online Program

The path to mastery is through constant and never-ending repetition. Which is why for as long as the Entry Course is in existence, you can revisit the course and its sections, year after year, at no additional charge.

There is a reason we're successful in the horse training world: our strategies work across an enormous range of breeds, with riders across 50+ countries and from a variety of disciplines at virtually every stage of their journey. 

Everybody who is familiar with the ST Community will acknowledge that the atmosphere is always positive and constructive. We have a  really, friendly, helpful, supportive group of people. 

We've always backed our  courses with a 100% risk-free guarantee. This guarantee is our way of making safe that you won’t be disappointed, and that there is no risk involved on your side.  

Our Customer Happiness Team is exceptional. If you need help or have questions, whatever you wish, we're here to help. You'll always be taken care of with understanding, honesty, and respect.

In the ST Academy, you won't be on your own. Dedicated ST Instructors and ST Evaluators will answer your questions, challenge you to stretch further, and inspire you to stay in action and to persevere.

Join the ST Academy To Help Your Horse - And Make A Measurable Difference To Other Horses Too!

When you invest in your success through the ST Academy, you're not only helping your own horse, but you're also helping other horses in need. 

We believe that animals need to be treated with respect, love, and care. Especially the over 100 million working horses, donkeys, and mules who provide invaluable support to daily life of an estimated 600 million people in some of the poorest places in the world through transportation and production. Healthy working horses, donkeys and mules help to put food on their tables send their children to school and build better futures for themselves and their families. 

Our goal is not only to help you make a positive change for your horse but also to make a positive difference for horses, donkeys, and mules in need. That's why a portion of profits from our company go directly to non-profit organizations that support horses, donkeys, and mules in need.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, the Entry Course is a course for horse lovers of all levels: 

  • whether you're a novice rider, starting from scratch,
  • or an ambitious leisure rider, but not a dressage person,
  • or a professional horse trainer,
  • or riding instructor...

This course will help you to fast-track your growth, achieve extraordinary results with ordinary horses, and save you years of trial and error and unnecessary suffering!

Entry Course

You have lifetime access to Entry Course and its sections, and you can train at your own tempo, setting your own goal, suitable with your ambition and your situation.

You can access the course materials at your convenience. The core training consists of pre-recorded videos, manuals, transcripts, resources, and worksheets and you can access the materials - which are presented in a wonderful, easy to use and user-friendly portal - anytime you want.

The reason for life-long access is because there are limits to what you and your horse can achieve in a year. You can't expect that you can teach a young horse the piaffe/passage/pirouette/change/levade in 12 months, that's a process of YEARS! That's why can go your own pace and do what's best for you and your horse.

But while taking this course, there's a big chance you will advance much quicker than you ever could on your own.

Video lesson (Touchstone)  

The Touchstone is valid for 12 months, and this is the reason why:

Having purchased the Entry Course is a good thing, and reading and watching the materials is wonderful too, but actually DOING something with it is what matters most!

And when you start ‘doing’ you might experience challenges in the beginning. That’s why you and I will meet live in a video conference, which is called a 'Mastermind session', and you can ask me all the questions you have about your personal situation.

Besides this, doing the video lesson in the ST Evaluation Program – the free touchstone - is essential and indispensable, so you get to know what you do well and what you need to improve so you can create good habits in the first 12 months. 

What if you want to submit more than 1 Touchstone?

The Entry Course not only prepares you for the Groundwork Grade 1 Touchstone, but also for the Grade 2 Touchstone.

So once your Groundwork 1 Touchstone has been evaluated, and your evaluator tells you that it's quite good, you could continue with the Groundwork 2 Touchstone.

Now there's also another occasion to submit more touchstones than only one:

You could also submit more Groundwork 1 Touchstones, just to tweak your work a little bit more.

You see, the touchstones have to be perceived as lessons.

It’s not that you have to be doing everything ‘correctly’ or ‘perfectly’ at all.

In fact, the value is just getting feedback for where you are at this time.

The learning is going to come from the evaluator's instructions on how to make things better. 

So just send in a video of where you are, and the evaluation will tell you where you need to go, how to stay on track and it helps you to prevent cracks and avoid creating ‘bad’ habits.

So after your first lesson, you can have another one on the same touchstone if you'd like.

Just buy an additional touchstone and submit again to get another lesson and to get more feedback.

But make sure to take advantage of the freebee first - which will be valid for 12 months - and we have this deadline because we all know that procrastination is the thief of time and that 'tomorrow never comes'. So to avoid this, and to make sure that you start DOING something with the materials in the Entry Course we encourage you to take a video lesson within 12 months.  

So use this freebee while you can!

 
Groundwork is like the footings under a house.

Most of the time, we take footings for granted, but even 2mm of uneven setting is enough to cause cracks in masonry, tile, cement or plaster.

The same with horses:

Even 2mm off track in groundwork is enough
to cause cracks in longeing, work in hand, riding or liberty!

That’s why groundwork matters most!

And if you think there's a problem ahead in the other training pillars, just return to groundwork and kill the monster when it’s little ;-)

Because:

  • Without a good lateral bending, forward down tendency and stepping under (LFS) close to you, you'll never get a proper LFS on the bigger circle in longeing.
  • Without a nice yielding on the inside rein in groundwork, your horse won't give you the bend, then you'll never get your horse searching towards the outside rein in work in hand.
  • Without a proper preparation in groundwork, longeing and work in hand, chances are, that you'll have to deal with too much imbalance whilst riding.
  • Of course, liberty is a great place to start, but we're talking about ST at liberty here, so we want to do the lateral movements, piaffe and pirouette at liberty, therefore it might take a lot more development time if you don't shape the quality in groundwork first.

That’s why groundwork is the most fundamental and most crucial training component and we'd love to help you master it!

Don't worry, you don't have to stop riding your horse while you are learning Straightness Training (ST).

So you can use it alongside your usual riding and training activities.

Straightness Training - and especially groundwork - is really a wonderful ‘ADD-ON’ method and you definitely don't need to give up the other training pillars, and you don't need to give up what you love!

We say: ST is for the horse, the horse is not for ST.

That means ST is not a goal on itself, it's a mean to an end.

It means, that we use Straightness Training to help the horse to do his 'job' properly and in the most healthy way!

Because if you have a straightened and balanced horse, you can do whatever you like:

Longeing, liberty, hacking out, jumping, crossing, racing, dressage, it doesn't matter.

A horse that is in balance can do the job with ease, no matter what training pillar or equestrian discipline.

And after a while, you'll start to experience that all the other riding pillars go much better, smoother, easier thanks to your solid groundwork.

The main similarities and differences are outlined in the diagram below, where you can see them at a glance:

If you want to optimize your skills and maximise your horse's potential in all five training pillars, the Full Mastery Program is the place to be.

However, the Entry Course is meant to lower the threshold to enter the ST Academy when it comes to time and funds.

And it will help you teach your horse all basic and advanced exercises in groundwork and you receive personal coaching and feedback along the way.

This way we’d like to help you to create a solid fundament and good habits on the level of grade 1 and 2.

It's all about setting you and your horse up for success in all the other training pillars.

Good question, and just recently, I received this question:

“Does your program really does not help just people with years and years of horse training experience, but also a quite ordinary, horse in the garden type ladies and gents?

That we too actually can get this to work...if we put our minds to it?

There are many of us out there, you see, who watch things like this, even sign up, and by the end of the day...well, it is just another thing that will not really work, because one cannot get one’s head around it.

Full of good intentions... but it does not work, even when you try.

Been there, done that....”

The answer is...

The ST Academy and the Entry course will work GREAT for ANY kind of rider and I believe it can help you too...

But, as I already made clear in the little 'warning' on this page:

Even though this Entry Course has been wonderfully designed to help you master the groundwork principles in a structured way as easily as possible, it still requires some dedication and persistent effort on your part.

At the end of the day, YOU are the only person who can make a difference for your horse, not me, not a book, not a set of ‘how to’ videos, not a spot in the ST Academy, not a brand new course….

So I’m not about to insult your intelligence by telling you this new Entry Course will do the magic for you.

However…

If you’re seriously interested in helping your horse and willing to take some action and put some effort in, then this course will work!

Also for novice and one-horse riders...

Whether they are in their 20', 30's, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s or even 70’s or 80’s (our oldest ST student is 83 years old!).

It works for riders who are still struggling, at some level…

It's for people with 'ordinary' horses would need something like this course...

But are a bit fed up with online promises.

We DO know riders need help with what they are struggling with or what their horses are struggling with.

So that's why we created this course!

And how are you going to know if this course will work... until you try?

That’s why you should come on board today – risk FREE!

Since I am so positive that you’ll benefit from taking this course, I will give you a...

100% Money Back Guarantee!

So here’s what I want you to do:

• Go ahead, get access to this course.

• Then test it out for a solid week, just take the lessons, watch the videos, download everything you can.

• And look, if it’s not for you, pay nothing, I give you an immediate refund.

• No questions asked.

• So you can cancel within 7 days and get a full refund.

This extreme and 100% satisfaction guarantee is my way of making safe that you won’t be disappointed, and that there is ABSOLUTELY NO risk involved on your side.

The Entry Course is perfectly suitable for you if you are completely happy to work on your own progress and that of your own horse.

So if you're not interested in teaching, you don't have to teach.

If you have no aspirations in that direction, you are very welcome to school yourself into a horse trainer expert with the help of the Entry Course and the Evaluation program.

To be clear: you don't even have to continue with the full Mastery Class or ST Instructor Program if you don't want to.

So the full Mastery Class is a stepping stone to the instructor program, but it’s not a step that you have to take.

The Mastery Class exists on its own even if you never become an instructor.

My only hope, for now, is that you'll love this Entry Course and that this course will be a valuable next step on your personal path to Mastery!

Now if you DO want to become an ST Instructor, the Mastery Class is mandatory, so then we suggest to enroll in that program instead of the Entry Course.

Yes, after completing this course you'll be able to continue with the full and advanced Mastery Program and continue with longeing, work in hand, riding, and liberty.

And once you do, you'll get a full refund on the Entry Course.

To be more precise:

You get a full refund of the EXACT amount of money you paid for the ST Mastery Entry Course, right after we received your final payment for the full program.

For example:

  • If you pay in 1 payment for the full Mastery Program, you immediately get a full refund for the payment(s) you did for the Entry Course.
  • If you choose to pay in 12 payments, you'll get a full refund once we received your 12th payment for the full program.  

This way you are guaranteed that you won't pay more money than if you would have enrolled in the full Mastery Program right away.

Now about individual training modules:

We have been seriously considering this modular option, but here's the thing:

When you look for example at the exercise haunches-in:

You can only develop this exercise to its fullest potential if you do this exercise AND in groundwork AND on the longe line AND in hand AND under saddle AND at liberty.

Because all training pillars give an exclusive quality and a unique dimension to each exercise.

And besides this, the whole will be more than the sum of its parts.

Plus, many longeing issues have to be solved at liberty.

And, many ridden issues have to be solved in hand.

So we strongly believe, and it also appeared already in practice, that it's not a good idea to focus on one training pillar at a time.

You need to have access to the wisdom of the whole encyclopedia to really get the quality you are searching for on all levels.

Therefore, we only offer the basic Mastery Entry Course and the advanced Mastery Program.

Yes, you'll meet me in real time in a live broadcast, called a 'Mastermind Session'.

During every Mastermind Session I will answer personal questions from you and other Mastery Students and give tailored advice on your personal situation, plus I will share the latest news and insights concerning Straightness Training.

I always love these sessions, because it's great to experience the vibrancy of the live chat where we'll not meet only other ST Mastery students, but also many ST Instructors from all over the globe.

So if there would be a feeling of 'being the only one' doing Straightness Training, that will completely go away when joining a Mastermind Session, because you'll meet fellow students from over 30 countries!

Make sure to join your freebee, because the session will give you an invaluable blast of energy and motivation, and your growth will be even more effective.

Recordings

Once you've enrolled in the Master Entry Course, you'll get immediate access to the recordings of the previous Mastermind session.

So you can immediately watch the most recent Mastermind session until the next one is live.

More Mastermind Sessions?

After your live session, you can continue with the Mastermind session with paid sessions if you'd like.

Just email [email protected], and we'll get you sorted!

Support is never more than a few minutes away thanks to our members-only areas on Facebook. 

In the ST Members Groups, you have a team of professional ST Evaluators, outstanding support from ST Instructors and our ST Community by your side. There are a lot of members who are pretty well versed at ST and can answer a lot of your questions.

What if I am not on Facebook?

Being part of the ST Community on Facebook gives an extra dimension to your ST Mastery experience.

Because in between your video lesson(s) and mastermind session(s), you will feel the aliveness of this course on a daily basis.

That's invaluable if you're the only one doing ST in the riding arena... city... area.... country...

The daily lifeline will keep you going, you'll not lose momentum! 

So let's try to tackle this hurdle ;) : 

  • If you would like to join, but don't know how, just search for "how to make an account on facebook" on Google, and you will find out to do it, it's really, really easy!
  • If you are hesitant to join - because of all the trolls and haters on the internet, or because of privacy reasons - remember three things:
     
    1. You can make an anonymous account, without adding pictures and detailed information.
     
    2. The ST members-only groups are 'closed' groups, so member's posts in these groups are not accessible and visible for the public. It's only visible to the group members.
     
    3. Our community is super cool! We have a really -  really - friendly - helpful - group of people who are very like-minded and in fact they are the inspiration for what I share with you in the ST programs.

Because I know, horse training can be a lonely business especially if you are the only one doing ST out there!

So the loving support of the whole ST community including the ST Instructors, Evaluators and me is very beneficial to you, because you’re getting positive help constantly and we work with you and help you genuinely.

Since we have customers in over 40 different countries, unfortunately, it is impossible to serve all these countries with educational materials in their own language.

But the good thing is, that I'm not a native speaker myself when it comes to English.

Therefore, I use only simple words, short sentences and I speak slowly.

That means that also for students from for example Italy, Spain, France, Brazil, Russia or whatever non-native-English speaking country you live in, the program is easy to follow.

And people laugh about my 'Dunglish' expressions (Dutch + English).

And we always enjoy the Sweglish, Danglish, and Genglish way of writing from our Swedish, Danish and German students.

We can understand each other perfectly and feel the message and good intentions no matter what.

We are not limited by perfection!

So if you speak a little Franglais, Spanglish, Russlish, or another exotic English variant, you're very welcome to join the club! 

Indeed, the GBP and USD prices are a bit higher than the price in Euros.

That's because we have to make additional costs for currency conversion.

Also, the one payment variant in each currency is the 'best value' offer.

Because with more payments we have additional administration costs.

Therefore:

The 1 payment offer in Euros is the BEST offer.

And to get this offer, you could  converse your pounds or dollars first to euros on your own account and THEN purchase the course, that's also an option.

And remember, there's no risk now and no risk later because of our 100% satisfaction guarantee, so there's no need to worry.

"What if I try and it doesn't work for me - can I get my money back?"

Yes. 100%.

But even people even working out in a rural or isolated area from our online course appear to be successful.

Through the course, they gain enough understanding for training their horses without any real-life help, by online feedback and coaching only.

But in case it doesn't work out for you...

We're not here to hold anyone hostage in our course!

So here's how our 100% satisfaction guarantee works:

  • Test drive all seven sections of the Entry Course.
  • If within 7 days you don't feel this course is right for you, just email our support team.
  • And we'll issue you a fast and complete refund.

That's how absolutely certain we are that you will find tremendous value in the course.

 

Now you and I have been going through all the details, let's spend some more time together in the ST Mastery Entry Course! Because I believe in you, I believe in your horse, I believe in this brand new course and I strongly believe that together we can do great things!

You Are Meant To Be One Of The Good Horse Trainers

... so let me help you get there!

You want to help develop your horse and working together can help you do that. 

Just start with the ST Mastery Entry Course.

Let's start working together to make a positive difference for your horse!

And I can tell, there is nothing more fulfilling as when you are able to contribute to the well-being of your horse, so that you can help him to grow in body, mind, heart and soul.

Just imagine, what it will be like in a few weeks or months from now, when you and your horse are at the next level!

I can’t wait to witness that!

So join me in this brand new course, let's take the next step and let's enjoy the process together!

You have nothing to lose and everything to gain!

So don't miss out and start reaping the benefits of this course today!

Thank you for taking the time to read this page, and I look very much forward to start working together!

~ Marijke de Jong

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