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Sticky Spray
Coach: Bernie Traurig, Zazou Hoffman

Bernie & Zazou Hoffman reveal a valuable tip to stay tight in the tack.

Running Time: 1 minute and 10 seconds

Stirrup Safety
Coach: Cynthia Hankins

Here are some quick tips for safely riding without stirrups, properly changing stirrup length and making girth adjustments. For another stirrup tip try Bernie’s helpful tidbit by clicking here.

Running Time: 1 minute 27 seconds

Straight And Simple
Coach: Bernie Traurig

Confused about how to keep a straight track in lines? Here’s a quick and easy fix from Bernie that will get you and your horse headed straight down the middle of those lines.

Running Time: 4 minutes and 16 seconds

Strategies for Managing a Fresh Horse
Coach: Peter Pletcher

Member Request from Shayna: I would love to see some more hunter videos! Slowing down a speedy/energetic hunter would be an awesome topic and I love Peter Pletcher's videos! Would like to see more from him!

In this quick tip segment. Peter Pletcher answers Shayna's Member Request and discusses safe and effective ways to cope with a fresh horse.

Running Time: 1 minute and 53 seconds

Suppleness - Unlocking the Gaits
Coach: Verena Mahin

A supple horse who is relaxed and whose physical and mental state indicate he enjoys his work is, of course, ideal in any discipline and especially dressage. A tense, stiff or rigid horse is unable to use his body effectively and can’t properly demonstrate rhythm, relaxation, connection, impulsion, straightness or collection. Join Verena Mahin as she shares her favorite exercises to attain a greater degree of suppleness that subsequently allows the horse to move with bigger, more expressive gaits.

Running Time: 32 minutes and 44 seconds

Swapless On Course
Coach: Team Glynn

You are having a flawless trip, you see your distance to that single oxer across the diagonal a mile away, you know there’s a blue ribbon in your future.... and then, in anticipation of a change of direction, your beloved, loyal mount swaps his lead in front of the jump. Hope and Ned Glynn have a way to fix it!

Running Time: 7 minutes and 49 seconds

Tack Cleaning Tips
Coach: Cori Christmann

Cleaning your tack is more than making it look good; it prolongs the life of your equipment and gives you the chance to check for wear and tear which is vital to your safety. Join Cori Christmann as she goes over proper cleaning and care of your tack.

Running Time: 12 minutes and 36 seconds

Teaching the Automatic Release - The Hagman Formula, Part 1
Coach: James Hagman

The automatic release is an essential skill in every good rider’s toolbox. The use of it promotes a soft elastic connection with the mouth that follows the horse’s neck (bascule) over a jump. Additionally, the automatic release or following arms, illustrates the independence of the rider’s seat and legs. In this topic Jim Hagman, founder and head coach of Elvenstar (one of the West Coast’s most successful show stables), presents his formula for introducing and perfecting this, the most advanced release. Joining Jim as demonstrator is his superstar student, Sydney Hutchins, whose mastery of the automatic release was evident recently during her two giant wins - the 2014 Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals West and the 2014 ASPCA Maclay Regionals West!

Running Time: 6 minutes and 37 seconds

Click here to view the other videos in Jim's Automatic Release series.

Teaching the Automatic Release - The Hagman Formula, Part 2
Coach: James Hagman

The automatic release is an essential skill in every good rider’s toolbox. The use of it promotes a soft elastic connection with the mouth that follows the horse’s neck (bascule) over a jump. Additionally, the automatic release or following arms, illustrates the independence of the rider’s seat and legs. In this topic Jim Hagman, founder and head coach of Elvenstar (one of the West Coast’s most successful show stables), presents his formula for introducing and perfecting this, the most advanced release. Joining Jim as demonstrator is his superstar student, Sydney Hutchins, whose mastery of the automatic release was evident recently during her two giant wins - the 2014 Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals West and the 2014 ASPCA Maclay Regionals West!

Running Time: 7 minutes and 32 seconds

Click Here to view the other videos in Jim's Automatic Release series.

Teaching the Automatic Release - The Hagman Formula, Part 3
Coach: James Hagman

The automatic release is an essential skill in every good rider’s toolbox. The use of it promotes a soft elastic connection with the mouth that follows the horse’s neck (bascule) over a jump. Additionally, the automatic release or following arms, illustrates the independence of the rider’s seat and legs. In this topic Jim Hagman, founder and head coach of Elvenstar (one of the West Coast’s most successful show stables), presents his formula for introducing and perfecting this, the most advanced release. Joining Jim as demonstrator is his superstar student, Sydney Hutchins, whose mastery of the automatic release was evident recently during her two giant wins - the 2014 Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals West and the 2014 ASPCA Maclay Regionals West!

Running Time: 6 minutes and 31 seconds

Click Here to view the other videos in Jim's Automatic Release series.