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Equitation - An American Tradition of Excellence

Equitation - An American Tradition of Excellence

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According to Bertalan de Nemethy, “nothing of any substance can be built on a flimsy foundation, and the horse and the rider who don’t know what they are doing will always fall far short of realizing their full potential.” It is with this in mind that we share this topic with you, for the fundamental principles of equitation begin with mastering the basics of classical American Forward Riding. This mastery takes time, determination and dedication but yields a riding style that is not only beautiful to watch, but effective in practice.

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Bernie Traurig - Click here to view his bio and other video topics

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Natasha Traurig
Elizabeth Benson
Darragh Kenny
Hayley Barnhill
Genevieve Zock
Michael Hughes
Laura Robertson
Hunter Holloway
McKayla Langmeier
TJ O’Mara
Victoria Colvin

Special thanks to the following sources for generously providing the exceptional video footage and photographs:

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Equine activities can be hazardous and may subject participants to injury. Neither Equestrian Coach, LLC nor Bernie Traurig assume liability for your activities. This program provides general instructions and techniques that may not be suitable for everyone. No warranty is given regarding suitability of these instructions to the viewer.

 

 

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Evaluating The Off The Track Thoroughbred For Purchase

Evaluating The Off The Track Thoroughbred For Purchase

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Join Bernie Traurig on a shopping trip for retired racehorses in the Horse Capital of the World, Lexington, Kentucky. As a huge advocate for the Thoroughbred, Bernie supports the efforts of those who work to give former racehorses new careers. He discovered one such program that sets the gold standard for reschooling Off The Track Thoroughbreds. The Kentucky Horse Park is home to the Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center, where tremendous care is given to the selection and training of these wonderful equine athletes and finding them suitable new homes.

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Bernie Traurig - Click here to view his bio and other video topics
Susanna Thomas
Catherine Flowers
Erin Strader
Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center: Visit their website:  secretariatcenter.org

Equine activities can be hazardous and may subject participants to injury. Neither Equestrian Coach, LLC nor Bernie Traurig assume liability for your activities. This program provides general instructions and techniques that may not be suitable for everyone. No warranty is given regarding suitability of these instructions to the viewer.

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Schooling Your Horse Over Open Water

Schooling Your Horse Over Open Water

VIDEO DESCRIPTION

Open water obstacles can be intimidating to both the horse and the rider, so you want to be sure you’ve done your homework to avoid potential faults in the show ring. Join Bernie as he shows us how to properly school over a simulated open water jump in a way that encourages the horse to jump beyond the tape. Nobody wants a toe in the tub on show day!

Running Time: 8 minutes and 55 seconds

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Bernie Traurig - Click here to view his bio and other video topics
Katherine Kinnison
High Eagle owned by Katherine Kinnison
Swede Equine owned by Hanna Mauritzson - click here for more information: www.swedeequine.com

 

Equine activities can be hazardous and may subject participants to injury. Neither Equestrian Coach, LLC nor BernieTraurig assume liability for your activities. This program provides general instructions and techniques that may not be suitable for everyone. No warranty is given regarding suitability of these instructions to the viewer.

 

 

 

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Introducing the Green Horse & Training the Spooky Horse to the Liverpool

Introducing the Green Horse & Training the Spooky Horse to the Liverpool

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This member requested video features a horse that is afraid of liverpools, affecting his show performance whenever this obstacle presents itself. Bernie tackles this issue using the same techniques he uses when introducing green horses to liverpools for the first time. His tried and true methodical approach leads to success.

Running Time: 15 minutes and 44 seconds

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Bernie Traurig - Click here to view his bio and other video topics
Megan Terrazas
“Happy Mood” owned by Megan Terraza
Swede Equine owned by Hanna Mauritzson - click here for more information: www.swedeequine.com

 

Equine activities can be hazardous and may subject participants to injury. Neither Equestrian Coach, LLC nor BernieTraurig assume liability for your activities. This program provides general instructions and techniques that may not be suitable for everyone. No warranty is given regarding suitability of these instructions to the viewer.

 

 

An Advanced Gymnastic School to Improve the Horse’s Jump

An Advanced Gymnastic School to Improve the Horse’s Jump

VIDEO DESCRIPTION

Gymnastic jumping exercises are used to strengthen every aspect of the horse’s jumping mechanism. In this topic, Bernie schools Hanna Mauritzson and her Grand Prix jumper prospect, Cilandro, over a gymnastic designed to enhance his front end and ability to shorten his stride between elements. Cilandro was recently imported from Europe where he developed a dependance on his previous rider who “protected his front end.” Bernie and Hanna have been working with this horse to be more self-reliant, reactive and quick off the ground with his front end.

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Bernie Traurig - Click here to view his bio and other video topics
Hanna Mauritzson
Cilandro owned by Hanna Mauritzson
Swede Equine owned by Hanna Mauritzson - click here for more information: www.swedeequine.com

 

Equine activities can be hazardous and may subject participants to injury. Neither Equestrian Coach, LLC nor BernieTraurig assume liability for your activities. This program provides general instructions and techniques that may not be suitable for everyone. No warranty is given regarding suitability of these instructions to the viewer.

 

 

 

 

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A Tribute to the Thoroughbred Sport Horse

A Tribute to the Thoroughbred Sport Horse

VIDEO DESCRIPTION

A narrated video presentation celebrating the extraordinary contribution the Thoroughbred horse has made in all the jumping disciplines. Until the very recent past Thoroughbreds dominated North America’s competitive jumping scene with their superior athleticism, heart and jumping prowess. Their popularity sadly declined as warmbloods descended en masse upon the horse show industry beginning in the early 1980s. Thoroughbreds seemed to virtually disappear as seemingly “easy-going” warmbloods gained momentum and cachet.

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Dr. Daniel Marks & Equimechanics.com
Dr. Peter Birdsall
Gordon Wright
George Morris
Michael Golden
Denny Emerson
Jim Wofford
Ronnie Beard
Tiffany Teeter
Alfred Traurig
Jennie Carleton
Marianne Taylor
Szilvia Fabian
 Nick Ellis
Bernie Traurig

Special thanks to all the organizations who strive to facilitate the placement of retired Thoroughbred racehorses into second careers.

 

Advanced Equitation: Changing the Bend in the Counter Canter

Advanced Equitation: Changing the Bend in the Counter Canter

VIDEO DESCRIPTION

A common ride-off test in advanced equitation classes involves turning to a jump on the counter lead. This becomes a problem if your horse is overly bent to the outside in order to maintain the counter canter because there is no chance to get his eye on the jump. If a slight change of bend causes your horse to swap leads when zeroing in on the jump, you are also in trouble. To answer this question on course, the horse must be trained to maintain the counter lead while simultaneously changing the bend to the inside. In this video, Bernie teaches a sensitive horse how to achieve this.

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Bernie Traurig - Click here to view his bio and other video topics
“High Eagle” owned by Katherine Kinnison
Swede Equine owned by Hanna Mauritzson - click here for more information: www.swedeequine.com

Equine activities can be hazardous and may subject participants to injury. Neither Equestrian Coach, LLC nor BernieTraurig assume liability for your activities. This program provides general instructions and techniques that may not be suitable for everyone. No warranty is given regarding suitability of these instructions to the viewer.

 

 

 

 

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Proper Leg Placement to Encourage Prompt Downward Transitions on Your Horse

Proper Leg Placement to Encourage Prompt Downward Transitions on Your Horse

VIDEO DESCRIPTION

An unstable or unintentionally displaced lower leg during downward transitions can send mixed signals to a horse. Bernie Traurig likes to call these “clashing aids.” If for instance, a rider squeezes with the lower leg behind the girth (or even brushes that area on a sensitive horse) while asking with the rein aids for the horse to come back, the horse will be confused and the transition will be anything but smooth.

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The helmet Bernie is wearing in this video is provided by Antarès-Sellier France

Bernie Traurig - Click here to view his bio and other video topics

“High Eagle” owned by Katherine Kinnison

Swede Equine owned by Hanna Mauritzson - click here for more information: www.swedeequine.com

 

Equine activities can be hazardous and may subject participants to injury. Neither Equestrian Coach, LLC nor Bernie Traurig assume liability for your activities. This program provides general instructions and techniques that may not be suitable for everyone. No warranty is given regarding suitability of these instructions to the viewer.

 

 

 

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The “Nip Up” - A Half-Halt Technique for Your Horse

The “Nip Up” - A Half-Halt Technique for Your Horse

VIDEO DESCRIPTION

Are you looking to correct a horse with a carriage that is too low or is too heavy on the forehand?

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Bernie Traurig - Click here to view his bio and other video topics

“High Eagle” owned by Katherine Kinnison

Swede Equine owned by Hanna Mauritzson - click here for more information: www.swedeequine.com

 

Equine activities can be hazardous and may subject participants to injury. Neither Equestrian Coach, LLC nor Bernie Traurig assume liability for your activities. This program provides general instructions and techniques that may not be suitable for everyone. No warranty is given regarding suitability of these instructions to the viewer.

 

Training the OTTB Horse - Session Two

Training the OTTB Horse - Session Two

VIDEO DESCRIPTION

Training Level Eventer and EquestrianCoach.com member, Kristen Schalck, gets a free training session from Bernie with her 9 year old OTTB (Off The Track Thoroughbred), JC. Watching the show jumping round Kristen presented, Bernie got a sense of just how he could help them. Kristen had some lower leg stability issues and JC had a tendency to get a bit too aggressive at the jumps, particularly in combinations, and jump past the arc.

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antares-sellier-france

The helmet Bernie is wearing in this video is provided by Antarès-Sellier France

Bernie Traurig - Click here to view his bio and other video topics

Kristen Schalck

“JC” (AKA Comet’s Flight) owned by Kristen Schalck

Swede Equine owned by Hanna Mauritzson - click here for more information: www.swedeequine.com

 

Equine activities can be hazardous and may subject participants to injury. Neither Equestrian Coach, LLC nor Bernie Traurig assume liability for your activities. This program provides general instructions and techniques that may not be suitable for everyone. No warranty is given regarding suitability of these instructions to the viewer.

 

 

 

 

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Join the World's Leading Online Video Training Site for Equestrians

Get instant access to hundreds of videos with your annual or monthly subscription. Take advantage of the insight and expertise provided by our Olympic, Championship and World-Class riders, trainers and professionals. We are available anywhere, anytime - watch on the go from most tablets and mobile devices. With new topics added every month to our already large video library, EquestrianCoach is the premier source for equestrians to take their riding and training to the next level. Click here for complete details on our subscription options.