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A Pre-School Lunge Session With Bill Cooney
Coach: Bill Cooney

Provided it is done properly, the benefits of adding lunge line work to your horse’s program are enormous. Join Bill Cooney as he exercises a young horse on a lunge line prior to mounted work. Bill’s approach enhances horse/rider communication and the horse’s flexibility while emphasizing horsemanship and safety.

Running Time: 12 mintues and 46 seconds

A Schooling Session
Coach: Eric Navet

Olympic, World Championship and European Championship veteran, Eric Navet of France, reveals his teaching and training methods in an in depth schooling session with Grand Prix rider, Ali Nilforushan. His system emphasizes the importance of flatwork while schooling over a complete course.

Running Time: 21 minutes and 35 seconds

A Schooling Session
Coach: Peter Wylde

Olympian Peter Wylde works with a young jumper on the flat, through gymnastics and over a course in preparation for an upcoming class at WEF.

Running Time: 15 mintues and 46 seconds

 

A Schooling Session
Coach: Alexander Zetterman

Grand Prix phenom and youngest member of the Swedish Show Jumping Team, Alexander Zetterman, invites us to watch his training techniques while schooling a young Dutch jumper before heading to the show at WEF.

Running Time: 15 minutes and 47 seconds

A Tribute to the Thoroughbred Sport Horse
Coach: Bernie Traurig, George Morris, Ronnie Beard

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. This video is a reminder that some of our most outstanding and beloved equine athletes of all time were proudly Thoroughbreds. Not only should we remember their profound influence, but applaud and encourage their reemergence into the mainstream of the equestrian sport.

Running Time: 37 minutes and 15 seconds

A Triple Combination School
Coach: Bernie Traurig

Bernie, with help from Mandy Porter, shows how he uses a combination to instill confidence in the horse while improving the horseʼs quality of jump.

Running Time: 14 minutes and 4 seconds

Adjusting Stirrups
Coach: Bernie Traurig

Here’s a slick tip brought to our attention by one of our clever subscribers, Wendy Hunt. Do you find it difficult to adjust your stirrups while mounted? Find out how this simple technique is a brilliant solution.

To learn even more about stirrup & girth adjustments view the video: Safety First: Stirrup and Girth Adjustments

Running Time: 4 minutes and 58 seconds

Advanced Chapter 12 - The Accordion
Coach: Bernie Traurig

In this excerpt from the Advanced section of Fundamentals of Flatwork Bernie shows us one of his favorite exercises to enhance the longitudinal elasticity of the horse’s back.

Running Time: 1 minute and 32 seconds

Click here to view all of: Fundamentals of Flatwork - Part 3 - Advanced

Advanced Chapter 4 - Lateral Exercises
Coach: Bernie Traurig

In this excerpt from the Advanced section of Fundamentals of Flatwork Bernie shows us his favorite lateral exercises he finds particularly useful in the jumping sport that you can incorporate into your schooling program.

Running Time: 2 minutes and 23 seconds

Advanced Equitation: Changing the Bend in the Counter Canter
Coach: Bernie Traurig

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.

Running Time: 5 minutes and 53 seconds