In this episode I share an interview I did a while back with International dressage trainer and rider Luis Lucio of Spain. He has competed at the highest levels and has also explored and embraced natural horsemanship. I ask him how he knows if his horses are happy, and what he does to keep his horses happy even with the demands of competition. I think you are going to love this conversation.


About the Guest:

Luis Lucio ( is an active Dressage Rider and Trainer.

He has been trained in France, Great Britain, Germany and United States for the best world dressage and horse trainers as Patrick Le Rolland, David Hunt, Herbert Rehbein, Jürgen Koschel, Jan Bemelmans and Pat Parelli.

Was Dressage Spanish Champion in 1983 and has been rider of the Spanish team competing in UK, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxemburg, Portugal, Germany, Italy, Holland, Denmark, Australia and USA since 1980.

CAs a rider, was member of the Spanish Olympic Team in OG Atlanta 1996 and OG Sydney 2000 were achieved an Olympic Diploma.

As a trainer, his pupils have won more than 100 medals in Spanish Championships since 1979, have compete in 10 European Dressage Championships and is Spanish representative trainer in the “International Dressage Trainer Club” since 1980.

In 2009 achieved Master in Sports High Performance by Madrid University and Spanish Olympic Committee, is also High Degree level III Trainer for the Spanish Equestrian Federation and the Spanish Government Sports Department

Since 2009 is the National Coordinator and Technical Dressage Trainer of the Spanish National Dressage Talents Program.

From February 2013 is Dressage Technical Director of the Spanish Equestrian Federation (RFHE) and head teams’ selector.

In 2015 has been appointed member of the F.E.I. Dressage Committee as trainer’s representative.


About the Host:

Karen Rohlf, author and creator of Dressage Naturally, is an internationally recognized clinician who is changing the equestrian educational paradigm. She teaches students of all disciplines and levels from around the world in her clinics and the Dressage Naturally virtual programs.

Karen is well known for training horses with a priority on partnership, a student-empowering approach to teaching, and a positive and balanced point of view. She believes in getting to the heart of our mental, emotional, and physical partnership with our horses by bringing together the best of the worlds of dressage and partnership-based training.

Karen’s passion for teaching extends beyond horse training. Her For The Love Of The Horse: Transform Your Business Seminar and Mastermind/Mentorship programs are a result of her commitment to helping heart-centered equine professionals thrive so that horses may have a happier life in this industry.


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