Liberty has been a really wonderful way for me and my horse to connect. If you’ve ever been wanting to learn liberty, but didn’t know where to begin, then you’ll want to check out these virtual options. A lot of times, virtual learning can be a really great option because you can go at your own pace. There are usually coaching options available as well if you’re stuck. Some even offer a community, such as a private Facebook group, that you join and ask questions along the way. If it’s something you’ve always wanted to learn, I really encourage you to try one of these options to get started with liberty.
A few reasons I love liberty work.
I’ve built a stronger connection with my horse. He is not only more connected to my body language, but he’s very in tune with me in our sessions and it has transferred over into other areas of our work, whether it be on the ground or under saddle.
Liberty is calming. I find myself and my horse are more relaxed when we do liberty work more than any other work we do together.
Liberty enhances my horsemanship and timing and my horse is able to respond more off my energy and feel rather than pressure.
My horse actually enjoys our liberty work. The reason I can tell is he’ll go and wait at the round pen gate. It has actually made him easier to catch for all the work we do, even riding.
Virtual Options for Learning Liberty
Please keep in mind these are just a few options available. There are many trainers out there that teach liberty. This list of trainers in particular has come highly recommended in my horse circles or I’ve used their teaching in the past and had success.
Luke Gingerich has an online video library option. The pricing is very reasonable that comes with many benefits as well as access to a private Facebook group. The current pricing is $25 a month or $250 a year. Visit his website for more information or contact to join.
Kaleigh Marie is the face behind Braveheart Beasts and is a phenomenal liberty trainer. She recently released an online training library available at with a monthly subscription. It is available through an app. Check out her website for more information.
You can learn more about her by reading her interview. https://thenarrowtrail.com/interview-with-braveheart-beasts/
Sam VanFleet has a few free beginner videos on YouTube, but she also teaches virtual clinics a few times a year that focuses on liberty work. Follow her to find out when her next virtual clinic will be. These virtual clinics are a great opportunity and only happen once or twice a year, so you won’t want to miss out. I recommend following her on Facebook or Instagram where she frequently updates her clinic schedules.
You can also learn more about her by reading her interview. https://thenarrowtrail.com/interview-with-sam-vanfleet/
Harmony Horsemanship has various courses to choose from, but she does have a liberty course called Harmony at Liberty. The current cost is $777, but it is 12 weeks’ worth of content. It comes with a payment plan option and lifetime access to the course. Follow the link below to learn more or to sign up.
Double Dan Horsemanship
Dan James has several levels to sign up for in his Pathway to Liberty course from beginner to advanced. Currently, there are only two levels available and the price is $349 for each course. You can learn more by using the link below or to sign up.
Modern Day Horsemanship
I don’t know a lot about this one, but I do know it is a non-profit and was recommended in a liberty group I’m in. The website doesn’t give a ton of information, but they have a monthly video subscription for only $5 a month to learn liberty and bridleless riding.
The Liberated Horse Course is $75 and has over 4 hours of video and covers the basics of liberty. Follow the link to learn more or to sign up.
David is a 5 star Parelli certified natural horsemanship instructor. He has some online options for learning liberty. Follow the link to learn more.
I hope you found this helpful, especially if you’re interested in getting started with liberty. I really can’t say enough good things about doing liberty work with your horse. I’ve really enjoyed it and it’s something I’m glad I took the time to learn and am still learning.
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