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Ride like a Viking Members
could be just what you need if ..

You have tried every-thing and on the verge of giving up

You'd like to have a horse who is safe to ride but not boring

You want to make a living or side income with horses

Solve Problems While Building a Magical Bond with your Horse

Is your horse at times unfocused, lazy or anxious and you feel the need to use force to get your horse "in place" - while what you really want is a partnership where your horse follows at liberty and can be ridden with light signals? 

Is your horse at times difficult to stop or hard in the mouth? But buying sharper bits and keeping a firm grip on the reins has not worked as planned?

A few exercises done in a mindful way, will solve these problems - while building a magic bond with your equine partner, enabling you to train and ride at liberty, without depending on treats. 

You are the best trainer for your horse

When given the chance, horses can control themselves and form strong bonds with their owners. They are also capable of using their bodies in a functional way, with hind-leg engagement and a functional top line, without being micromanaged. If we just let them!

This is because the mind of the horse affects how they use their body. When their minds are happy and relaxed, their bodies take a functional shape with natural self-carriage and hind leg engagement, coming from self.

That's why knowing a few simple exercises that strengthens your bond with your equine partner and allows your horse to be comfortable, makes riding a whole lot easier for you and much healthier for the horse.

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Get feedback & be part of a supportive community!

Get Feedback

Weekly live interactive meetings on Zoom are included in the price. Where we find solutions and share suggestions, so that you never feel stuck! If you can`t make it recordings are available for replay.

Ask Questions

Get individual input about your situation with your special  horse! Receive advice and suggestions by simply making a video or by describing the problem. 

Share Progress

Be part of a supportive and cheering community where you can share progress and suggestions with others. This is crucial when training your own horse, work with horses for others or if you are a riding instructor. 

Learn how in the comfort of your home and facilities with instructor Cathrine Fodstad

Your instructor Cathrine Fodstad is certified horse trainer from Holar University College and instructor from Norwegian Equine Center, she has tamed hundreds of horses and is first Norwegian to complete Mongol Derby, world`s longest and toughest horse race.

After 35 years of riding and training horses, she discovered a method that consistently allowed her to connect with horses, and easily lead and ride them at liberty. - Now you can do the same through videos showing how (with different horses) and access to weekly live Q&A`s!

  Everything you need to succeed!  

Access to 14 Units


Connect with your horse

By practicing the exercise in this unit, you will become the herd when away from the herd and the treat when training you horse so that you can do liberty without depending on pressure or treats.  

The Bonuses

Let's not forget



Horses being pushy or dangerous is one of the most common reason they are given away or given up on. Get everything you need to stay safe when training potentially dangerous horses so that you can change their behaviour in an effective and kind way.




Learn simple ground work that helps mare with severe separation anxiety find relaxation and confidence when away from other horses. If your horse is anxious when alone - this is the video series for you!  



Connect with and catch shy horses, without using pressure or treats. Learn why it`s wise to do this before doing anything else, like tying up or brushing them, as this is key when solving shyness and anxiety long term. 

After 30 minutes the horse changed!

"I started training a horse for someone else. This horse was a big problem for the owner who had been hurt more than once, the horse would not go away from the stable, and would turn 180° and go home out of the blue. He was pushy and jumped on people when he got scared. After working just 30 min with this horse, knowing what to do from the Ride Like a Viking program this horse was already a different horse! I also started training other riders and helping them with their horses thanks to this program!" 

Katrine Hoff




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The most flexible solution with payments only made once per month 

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14-day unconditional money back guarantee

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FULL access to growing video library with everything you need to succeed

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Personal feedback on weekly live interactive meetings on Zoom 

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Access to members only private Facebookgroup

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Donation to SOS Children`s Village on your behalf

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Cancel at any time or get tech support on




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The most flexible solution with payments only made once per month 

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14-day unconditional money back guarantee

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FULL access to growing video library with everything you need to succeed

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Personal feedback on weekly live interactive meetings on Zoom 

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Access to members only private Facebookgroup

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Donation to SOS Children`s Village on your behalf

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Cancel at any time or get tech support on

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The greatest reward we can give our horse! As herd and flight animals horses value present company over food. When you learn this you become the treat which is what makes liberty training without treats possible. 

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Body Language

Horses communicate with each other through body language, that`s what we should to too. Communicate clearly and mindfully with your body and become your horses`s trusted friend and beloved leader. 

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Liberty Training

By giving choices in a strategic way we make our idea the horse`s idea without needing to win or start battles. It`s also a path to liberty with any horse, even the ones others have given up on. 


Try and see if you like it!

With 14-day unconditional money back guarantee you can safely try Ride Like a Viking for 2 weeks risk free. If you find it`s not for you or any other reason or circumstance that might happen, you will get your money back, no questions asked!

My horse is super motivated and I have become a master of liberty!

"I was never good at liberty work and have always wanted to learn how to do it. I have 2 horses, one of whom is not motivated for groundwork and not forward in general. Then I found the Ride Like a Viking online training program with the short and highly practical videos, nicely built up in modules.

I followed Cathrine’s liberty training modules step by step and she explained a simple and golden key to motivate horses, following this tip, my horse is getting motivated more and more. Our scope of exercises is expanding and we have fun! By now I only need to point into a direction and off he goes! And the work transfers to our riding too!"

Elleke van Kraaligen

  • Do I have to own a horse to do the program?
    You don`t have to own a horse to join, but this program works best if the horse you attend with isn`t ridden or trained by many different people. If you take lessons once per week and the horse is ridden by others the rest of the week, this program is probably not going to work very well. If you lease a horse or have part time access to a horse, the program works well.
  • Do I need a round pen or enclosure to get results?
    You don't have to have a round pen or enclosure to get results, all exercises are shown both with tack and without and you can do them with or without an enclosure. All you need is a long lead rope or rope that is 12 feet or longer.
  • What equipment is necessary?
    You don't need to buy any fancy gear to do the exercises, but I do recommended investing in a 12 feet lead rope or find a rope that length you can use, if you don't already have it.
  • How do I access everything?
    When signing up you will get instant access to the members only web platform with growing video library and weekly live interactive Q&As, where you can get personal guidance along the way. You will have access both on your computer or laptop as well as your mobile phone and tablet thought the app, making it possible to bring the video library with you to the stable or places without wifi. You will also get the opportunity to join our private Ride Like a Members Facebook group, where you can ask questions, share progress and connect with others.
  • How much time does it take to do the exercises?
    Most training session in this program are from 10 to 20 minutes. It doesn`t take much time to make a huge difference. You will also be able to incorporate the method into stuff you already do with your horse like leading, groundwork and riding. Doing what you already do a little differently will build a deep connection with your horse, make it easy to ride at liberty as well as maintain a functional way of moving and riding signals that work.
  • I do a certain discipline with a certain breed - can the Ride Like a Viking program be combined with it?
    Yes! Connection and choice based training can be combined with any discipline or horse breed, it also works with mules and donkeys.
  • Can I do the program bitless?
    Yes you can do the Ride Like a Viking program without bit, many members prefer to ride bitless and this program works very well for bitless riding. The rein signals you`ll learn how to do off feel which makes horses super light and work regardless of tack. It can be done with a halter, bitless bridle, bitted bridle or my favorite the halter bit solution, which distributes rein pressure to the bit and the nose of the horse without the disadvantages of a constricting noseband but with the advantage of everything being kept in place and the bit not sliding through the horse's mouth.
  • If I get technical difficulties, do you have a helpdesk?
    Yes we have a dedicated helpdesk that is open weekdays from 9-5 to help you with any tech difficulties you might experience.
  • How do I unsubscribe?
    You can unsubscribe at any time yourself when logged into the portal on If you are locked out of your account you can reset your password 24/7 on In addition we have support on
  • If the price changes does it change what I pay?
    The price you get now is the price you pay regardless of changes made to the price in the future. Let`s say you sign up now and get access for 24.50 per month and the price goes up to 27.50. You still pay 24.50 and keep your bonuses regardless of the price change as long as you stay a member. The same goes for yearly access, Certifications and Trainers Forum.
  • Why is it only possible to join 3 times per year?
    To ensure that each member gets personal feedback and the assistance needed along the way Ride Like a Viking Members is only open for a short period of time 3 times a year. If the program isn`t open, you can sign up for the wait list and be first to know when we open again on
  • Does donating to SOS Children`s villages cost any extra?
    We make sure to donate on your behalf without any extra costs or tasks. We donate one full year of living costs, clothes, home and education for 1 child per 100 members. Now Ride Like a Viking provides 5 homeless children per year with a loving home and a brighter future! We also donate to the Mustang Heritage Foundation in the form of a support membership and contribute to Cool Earths saving of rainforest when travelling by plane. Non of which costs you any extra!
  • Do I need good WiFi?
    With our new app the course community is available on mobile and tablet in addition to computer. You don`t need good WiFi as long as you have cellphone coverage.
  • Are Trainer and Instructor certification part of the membership?
    To become a certified Ride Like a Viking Trainer or Instructor there is an additional program called Trainers Forum, that is not part of the horse training library. When certified you will be visible and recommended as the go to trainer in our area or niche and you will also be invited to host a live Q&A and get paid for doing so. Plus your exam videos will be featured as part of the course and I personally share occasional posts from you on social media. In addition we meet monthly and you get everything you need to succeed with building a horse business. Trainers Forum has its own video library guiding you towards succeeding with your horse business and as a horse trainer and instructor. Ride Like a Viking Members has a video library and weekly support to ensure your success with training your horses. When a member you will get the possibility to join Trainers Forum and become certified.

Great results without spending much time!

"Thanks to this program my old horse is so much softer to ride. I don`t have much time to train him, and before it was not really fun to ride. It seemed the horse had forgotten everything every time I rode. Now he has learned self control and relearned and understood the riding signals, he is forward and soft and nice to ride as never before. And still I don't have much time for training."

Annegret Feyerabend

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