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Bernie’s Must-Reads for the Die-Hard Equestrian
Coach: Bernie Traurig

Here’s a look at a handful of books that Bernie considers valuable reading for those looking to supplement their equestrian education.

Running Time: 3 mintues and 58 seconds

 

Links to Books Discussed in this Video

Note: Since some of these books are out of print, we highly suggest checking your local library. If the book isn’t found locally, the library can often times order them from other libraries/schools around the country for you. And the best part is, it's free! If you want to own a copy, we have provided some Amazon links for you, since that is a common place to buy. But you might also want to check out some used book stores for lower prices. A little research can save you some money.

Training Hunters Jumpers and Hacks by Harry D. Chamberin
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0668026200

Commonsense Horsemanship by Vladimir S. Littauer
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0668026022

Give Your Horse a Chance by Lt. Col. A. L. d’Endrody
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1570765529

Horse and Rider by Alois Podhajsky
Can be checked out for free at Archive.org here: https://archive.org/details/completetraining00podh
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CQZ5NVS

Hunter Seat Equitation by George Morris
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0385413688

The Dressage Horse by Harry Boldt
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/3885427605

Progressive Dressage by Andre Jousseaume
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0851312314

The de Nemethy Method by Bertalan de Némethy
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0933316909

Reflections on Riding and Jumping by William Steinkraus
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1570760438

The USPC Manual of Horsemanship
https://shopponyclub.org/products/uspc-manual-bundle?variant=999548937

101 Jumping Exercises for Horse & Rider by Linda L. Allen
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1580174655

Schooling and Riding the Sport Horse by Paul D. Cronin
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0813922879

Modern Gymnastics by Jim Wofford
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DIL1UJS
 

Bert de Nemethys First Core U.S. Show Jumping Team 1957-1960
Coach:

From 1957 to 1960 Bert de Nemethy’s first core U.S. Show Jumping Team consisted of Bill Steinkraus, George Morris, Frank Chapot & Hugh Wiley. During this period, Gordon Wright, one of the founding fathers of modern riding and the forward seat, documented on film these legendary riders and their incredible horses. Take a look back at this amazing original footage (over 50 years old) as our team competes in New York, Chicago, Dublin and Aachen. EquestrianCoach.com put together this video for the Show Jumping Hall of Fame where it plays in their museum in Kentucky. This is a condensed version of a full length feature that will be coming to this site soon.

Running Time: 8 minutes and 17 seconds
 

Bits and Bitting
Coach: Bernie Traurig

Bernie shares his personal insights on bits and bitting. His philosophy has been gained through decades of experience with thousands of horses.

Running Time: 31 minutes and 6 seconds

Building Blocks to a Great Position: Part 1
Coach: Bernie Traurig

In Part 1 of Building Blocks to a Great Position, Bernie Traurig starts with proper leg position as a basis for a solid foundation in the tack. With demonstrations by his daughter, Natasha, this video outlines exercises that enhance proper techniques.  

Other videos in this series:

Building Blocks to a Great Position Part 2
Building Blocks to a Great Position Part 3
Building Blocks to a Great Position Part 4
Building Blocks to a Great Position Part 5

Running Time: 19 minutes and 57 seconds

Building Blocks to a Great Position: Part 2
Coach: Bernie Traurig

In Part 2 of Building Blocks to a Great Position, Bernie Traurig continues his progressive system to develop a solid foundation for jumping disciplines. With demonstrations by his daughter, Natasha, this video outlines exercises that enhance proper techniques.  

Other videos in this series:

Building Blocks to a Great Position Part 1
Building Blocks to a Great Position Part 3
Building Blocks to a Great Position Part 4
Building Blocks to a Great Position Part 5

Link to Referenced Video:
RANGE OF MOTION EXERCISE WITH INTRODUCTION BY GEORGE MORRIS
 

Running Time: 11 minutes and 43  seconds

Building Blocks To A Great Position: Part 3
Coach: Bernie Traurig

In Part 3 of Building Blocks to a Great Position, Bernie Traurig continues his progressive system to develop a solid foundation for jumping disciplines. With demonstrations by his daughter, Natasha, this video outlines exercises that enhance proper techniques.  

Other videos in this series:

Building Blocks to a Great Position Part 1
Building Blocks to a Great Position Part 2
Building Blocks to a Great Position Part 4
Building Blocks to a Great Position Part 5

Running Time: 10 minutes and 24 seconds

Building Blocks to a Great Position: Part 4 Jumping Phase with Zazou Hoffman
Coach: Bernie Traurig, Zazou Hoffman

Bernie teams up with Maclay winner, Zazou Hoffman to illustrate his progressive system to develop a solid position for all jumping disciplines. This video outlines exercises that enhance proper techniques over fences, highlighting connection with your release over the jump.

Other videos in this series:

Building Blocks to a Great Position Part 1
Building Blocks to a Great Position Part 2
Building Blocks to a Great Position Part 3
Building Blocks to a Great Position Part 5

Running Time:  17 minutes and 35  seconds

Building Blocks to a Great Position: Part 5 To Sit or Not to Sit
Coach: Bernie Traurig

Bernie discusses all the different seats one uses on course and where they apply with show ring footage from some of the best Hunter, Jumper & Equitation Riders.

Other videos in this series:

Building Blocks to a Great Position Part 1
Building Blocks to a Great Position Part 2
Building Blocks to a Great Position Part 3
Building Blocks to a Great Position Part 4

Running Time 8 minutes and 53 seconds

Building Confidence in Combinations
Coach: Bernie Traurig

Step by step Bernie takes us through a gymnastic that is designed to build the horse's confidence when negotiating combinations. The horse featured in the video has a history of stopping in combinations, but with Bernie's help, she overcomes her anxiety.

If you like this video check out The Winkler Gymnastic another video that features the benefits of a gymnastic line.

Running Time: 10 minutes and 57 seconds

Calking Precautions
Coach: Bernie Traurig

Bernie demonstrates how to properly tighten and loosen calks.

To learn more about calking, click to view the topic: Calking Tips

Running Time: 1 minute and 10 seconds