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Roots of Forward Riding in America by George Morris
Coach: George Morris

George Morris looks at how forward riding evolved in America. A style born of the melding of the French and Italian cavalry systems and influenced by the Thoroughbred horse. He describes how the forward riding system is focused on the leg instead of the seat and how it will always have a place in the show jumping sport.

Running Time: 9 minutes and 40 seconds

Safety First: Proper Mounting & Dismounting Techniques
Coach: Bernie Traurig

Bernie Traurig and his daughter, Natasha, demonstrate correct and safe mounting & dismounting options. Find out which ones suit you.

Running Time: 9 minutes and 55 seconds

Safety First: Stirrup and Girth Adjustments
Coach: Bernie Traurig

Bernie demonstrates the proper techniques for stirrup & girth adjustments.

For a slick tip on how to easily lengthen or shorten your stirrups while mounted view the video: Adjusting Stirrups

Running Time: 4 minutes and 58 seconds

Schooling Your Horse Over Open Water
Coach: Bernie Traurig

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

Related Topic: Introducing the Green Horse & Training the Spooky Horse to the Liverpool

Second Level Dressage
Coach: Debbie McDonald

The movements in Second Level are designed to show that the horse accepts more weight on the hindquarters, moves with an uphill carriage and remains steadily on the bit. In this topic, Debbie McDonald and her student, 2012 London Olympian Adrienne Lyle, take a special young horse (Brentina’s half-sister) through exercises appropriate for a horse at this level and practice riding parts of a Second Level Test.

Running Time: 19 minutes and 7 seconds

Self Carriage
Coach: Julie Winkel

Self carriage is the horse’s ability to carry himself on his own without relying on the rider for balance or connection. In this topic Julie Winkel gives her students a series of exercises designed to develop the self carriage of a young horse.

Running Time: 28 minutes and 37 seconds

Serpentine Exercise
Coach: Laura Kraut

Laura Kraut shares one of her favorite exercises, the basic serpentine over fences. The proper execution of this exercise develops the horse’s rideability and the rider’s control, the core elements needed for success on course.

Running Time: 10 minutes and 6 seconds

Setting Up The Lead Change
Coach: Team Karazissis

In this session Team Karazissis describe & demonstrate exercises that establish direct communication to the three main parts of the horse & stimulate the haunch in order to facilitate the lead change.

Running Time:  12 minutes and 21 seconds

Shoeing The Problem Horse Part 1
Coach: Jose Alejos

Witness the progress of Nikki, a young mare with a history of being impossible to shoe behind. In this two part topic, Jose Alejos uses his years of experience as an expert horseman to instill her with trust and confidence. His techniques are humane and the atmosphere he creates with the horse is calm and reassuring. While Jose makes it look easy, don’t try this at home.

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Running Time: 13 minutes and 35 seconds

Shoeing The Problem Horse Part 2
Coach: Jose Alejos

Witness the progress of Nikki, a young mare with a history of being impossible to shoe behind. In this two part topic, Jose Alejos uses his years of experience as an expert horseman to instill her with trust and confidence. His techniques are humane and the atmosphere he creates with the horse is calm and reassuring. While Jose makes it look easy, don’t try this at home.

Click here to view part 1 of this topic

Running Time: 12 minutes and 42 seconds