EDU Testimonials


Participating Schools

Savannah College of Art and Design, Emory & Henry College, Lander University, Johnson & Wales, Washington & Lee University, University of Findlay, Ohio University, University of Montana-Western, Duke, Bridgewater College, Alfred University, Boston University, Hollins University, St Timothy’s School, St. Andrews University, Goucher College, Morrisville State College

Equestrian Coach Affiliations

George Morris

"There's nothing like education. Knowledge is power. You can't go wrong with education spearheaded by these kind of people." 

-George Morris



“Bernie Traurig, one of this country’s most accomplished riders, has assembled a world-class group of guest coaches to produce an equestrian education site like none other, The IHSA whole-heartedly endorses this phenomenal tool for its coaches and students.”

- Bob Cacchione Founder of the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association


Virginia Intermont

“At Virginia Intermont we whole-heartedly use Bernie Traurig's as an online learning tool and require it for our Hunter seat students. The system has contributed to our consistent national rankings and serves as a great resource for both the coach and student.”

- Eddie Federwisch, Director of Equine Studies at Virginia Intermont, Director at Large of the IHSA, Chair of the IHSA Hunter Equitation Committee and United States Equestrian Federation recorded hunter and hunter seat Equitation judge




Dear equestrian colleagues,

I am writing to tell you about a program that I believe has amazing potential as an educational tool for your College's riding and equine studies curriculum.  Bernie Traurig has developed what is basically a visual text book of the American System of Forward Riding through  This is a resource that illustrates the foundational elements of the system of riding that has evolved in our country over the past five decades and makes them accessible and interesting to the novice rider, the aspiring riding teacher and the advanced student who wishes to hone their skills.  There are numerous resources on the site from over 21 Olympic & World- Class professionals in the hunter and jumper world, but what makes so unique is Bernie's attention to insuring that all of the teaching stays true to the classic elements of the system and creates a logical progression that is easy to understand.

The quality of the video footage is outstanding and giving your instructors and students the amazingly discounted access to this site that Bernie is offering through his Equine Curriculum pilot program is something you should seriously explore to enhance the program of teaching and training at your College. This is a truly exciting educational opportunity and one that I hope you will spend some time investigating and imagining the many ways that you can utilize it in your curriculum.

Shelby French
Former Director of Riding at Sweet Briar College 


 Paul Cronin Testimonial

Paul Cronin BookPaul Cronin"Bernie Traurig is an exceptionally talented and successful National/International rider and trainer who shares with us his system of riding and schooling horses. These high quality video presentations are brimming with straightforward instruction, excellent demonstrations, and insightful comments.  They are a valuable resource for teachers, serious riders, and for a range of Educational Equestrian Programs. Based on the American Forward Riding System, is currently the most important contribution to college equine-education curricula in this 21st century. With his focus being toward a quality performance over jumps as the main objective in his flatwork schooling, Traurig shows us, step by step, the modern schooling of the horse to improve movement, balance, and agility.  His riders illustrate correct position, based upon the stirrup, and effective aids on the flat, as well as over fences. 


Throughout, we see the rider’s controls applied and demonstrated in a technique appropriate to the level of schooling being demonstrated.

Riders from Novice to Advanced will find this complete system of Riding and Schooling invaluable."

To learn more about Paul Cronin, click here to view his bio.