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Vertical Vertical Combination
Coach: Bernie Traurig

Bernie, with help from Grand Prix rider Sarah Baldwin, shows how a seemingly basic vertical to vertical in-and-out becomes a sophisticated schooling tool when ground lines are artfully and strategically used to enhance your horse’s negotiation of a double.

Running Time: 18 minutes and 18 seconds

Visualization
Coach: Susan Hutchison, Tonya Johnston

Grand Prix veteran Susie Hutchison & Mental Skills Coach, Tonya Johnston, talk about the power of visualization & mental preparation to enhance your performance.

Running Time:  12 minutes and 11 seconds

Walking A Grand Prix Course From The Designer's Perspective: Part 3
Coach: Olaf Peterson

The third part of a three part series features Olympic, World Cup & World Equestrian Games course designer, Olaf Petersen. In this topic Olaf walks us through, obstacle by obstacle, one of his technical WEF Grand Prix courses.

Other videos in this series:

Walking the Course Series Part One - The Basics
Walking The Course Series Part Two - Rider's Perspective

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Walking The Grand Prix Course With Leopoldo Palacios: Part One
Walking The Grand Prix Course With Leopoldo Palacios: Part Two

Running Time: 9 minutes and 42 seconds

Walking the Course Series Part One - The Basics
Coach: Bernie Traurig

In "The Basics" (part one of a three part series), Bernie breaks down course walking into its most basic components. This topic addresses take off distances, perfecting an accurate walking stride length and the available track options.

Other videos in this series:

Walking The Course Series Part Two - Rider's Perspective
Walking The Course Series Part Three "Walking a Grand Prix Course from the Course Designer's Perspective" features Olympic, World Cup & World Equestrian Games course designer, Olaf Petersen

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Walking The Grand Prix Course With Leopoldo Palacios: Part One
Walking The Grand Prix Course With Leopoldo Palacios: Part Two

Running Time: 13 minutes and 29 seconds

Walking The Course Series Part Two - Rider's Perspective
Coach: Bernie Traurig, Candice King

In Walking a Grand Prix Course from the Rider’s Perspective (part two of a three part series), Bernie and show jumping veteran, Candice King walk a challenging course during week three of the Winter Equestrian Festival in Florida. This topic focuses on the various track options a rider might consider depending on their mount over a course designed by Olaf Petersen. 

Other videos in this series:

WALKING THE COURSE SERIES Part One "The Basics" features Hanna Mauritzson & Bernie Traurig
WALKING THE COURSE SERIES Part Three "Walking a Grand Prix Course from the Course Designer's Perspective" features Olympic, World Cup & World Equestrian Games course designer, Olaf Petersen

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Walking The Grand Prix Course With Leopoldo Palacios: Part One
Walking The Grand Prix Course With Leopoldo Palacios: Part Two

Running Time 17 minutes and 19 seconds

Walking The Grand Prix Course With Leopoldo Palacios: Part One
Coach: Bernie Traurig, Leopoldo Palacios

Leopoldo Palacios, world famous Olympic & World Cup Finals course designer, shares his insights and philosophies about the challenges he presents to horse & rider when creating his impressive courses. In Part One of this topic, Leopoldo and Bernie walk the course for the $35,000 Blenheim Summer II Grand Prix in San Juan Capistrano, California. You’ll see the course from the viewpoint of the designer, who’s goal is to fairly test the abilities of the competitors, while Bernie looks at the course from the rider’s perspective, assessing how to best negotiate each obstacle.

Click here to view a diagram of the Grand Prix course

To view Part Two of this topic including the opinions of several riders and special commentary from Leopoldo and Bernie click here.
To view Part Three of this topic with World Cup & World Equestrian Games course designer, Olaf Petersen, click here.

Running Time: 14 minutes and 21 seconds

Walking The Grand Prix Course With Leopoldo Palacios: Part Two
Coach: Bernie Traurig, Leopoldo Palacios

Leopoldo Palacios, world famous Olympic & World Cup Finals course designer, shares his insights and philosophies about the challenges he presents to horse & rider when creating his impressive courses. In Part Two of this topic, you’ll get the opinions of several riders and special commentary from Leopoldo and Bernie as the action of the $35,000 Blenheim Summer II Grand Prix unfolds!

Click here to view a diagram of the Grand Prix course

To view Part One of this topic click here. 
To view part three of this topic with World Cup & World Equestrian Games course designer, Olaf Petersen, click here.

Running time: 13 minutes and 50 seconds

 

Western Horsemanship - Mental Preparation for Pattern Work
Coach: Carla Wennberg

Carla Wennberg, coach, judge and FEI steward, introduces her Western Horsemanship video series with a free lesson about the mental preparation of the rider required to perform a horsemanship pattern at a show. Carla’s strategy for the success of her riders calls for repeated rehearsal and practice of the pattern. She suggests riders walk and talk the pattern on foot to get comfortable with the arena and to lay out the visuals to complete the pattern work. It is important for the rider to talk through their thought process so  any corrections can be made before getting on the horse. Proper mental preparation gives the rider confidence and helps them win events.

Running Time: 6 minutes and 53 seconds

Western Horsemanship and Reining - The Basics
Coach: Tom McCutcheon, Tim McQuay

Tim McQuay and Tom McCutcheon, both World-Class Reiners, take you through many of their schooling exercises that pertain to Western Horsemanship and Reining.  Please note: Sliding stops are not taught in this video.

Running Time:  42 minutes and 34 seconds

 

Western Showmanship
Coach: Tom McCutcheon, Tim McQuay

World-Class Reiners, Tim McQuay and Tom McCutcheon, talk about patterns, scoring, penalties and all the nuances that go into elite western showmanship.  This topic includes their critique of the top three performances at the 2011 FEI Reining World Final in Malmö, Sweden.

Running Time:  23 minutes and 24 seconds