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Developing Feeling In Your Arms And Hands
Coach: Val Renihan

In this topic Val Renihan shows us the exercises she uses with her students to encourage arms & hands that are flexible, shock-absorbers that follow the horse's mouth during connection, maintain proper position and are sensitive - in a word, “Feeling.”

Running Time: 9 minutes and 26 seconds

Developing Good Hands
Coach: Bernie Traurig

In this topic Bernie discusses the vital role good hands play in the communication between rider and horse. Tactful, sensitive hands that are used with feeling can be developed using the exercises Bernie presents here.

Running Time: 11 minutes and 10 seconds

Diagonal Issues? Feeling Your Diagonals
Coach: Bernie Traurig

Bernie Traurig takes the frustration out of missed diagonals. With just a bit of practice, you'll be feeling your diagonals with your eyes closed!

Running Time: 3 minutes and 43 seconds

Distance Selection Process
Coach: Will Simpson

Will Simpson unveils the system he uses every time he jumps a fence to create the distance he wants.

If you liked this video and want to learn more about how to find a distance check out Bernie Traurig's three part topic Exercises to Develop a Better Eye.

Running Time: 11 minutes and 11 seconds

Ditches & Water
Coach: Gina Miles

Olympic medalist, Gina Miles thoughtfully guides you and your inexperienced horse through the careful introduction to ditches and water jumps. Ginaʼs process will instill confidence in you and, most importantly, your horse!

Running Time: 14 minutes and 42 seconds

Doing it Right With Archie Cox
Coach: Archie Cox

As a trainer, Archie Cox insists that his pupils have classic basics and continually challenges them to “do it right.” One of his students in particular, husband Jorge Hidalgo Duran, is a perfect example of this. Check out this outstanding thumbnail picture of Jorge at HITS Coachella Desert Circuit 2019 who has been riding just over a year. In this topic Archie demonstrates how deviating from the proper principles of riding adversely affects the horse’s performance.

Running time: 9 minutes and 1 second

Dr. Richard Markell: Behind the Scenes at the 2009 World Cup Finals, Las Vegas
Coach: Dr. Richard Markell

A rare glimpse of the accommodations provided to the equine elite competing at the 2009 World Cup Finals. Dr. Markell has a back stage pass and youʼre invited to go along to see what these jet set horses experience outside the show ring, from air travel to quarantine. 

Running Time: 7 minutes and 8 seconds

Dressage for Jumpers
Coach: George Morris

A schooling session over fences with George Morris in the tack as he demonstrates his favorite dressage exercises as they apply to the jumping sport.

Running Time: 38 minutes

Dublin Horse Show 1960
Coach: George Morris

George Morris takes us back in time narrating exceptional footage taken by Gordon Wright of our U.S. Equestrian Team competing at the Dublin Horse Show.

Running Time: 5 mintues and 58 seconds

Equitation - An American Tradition of Excellence
Coach: Bernie Traurig

According to Bertalan de Nemethy, “nothing of any substance can be built on a flimsy foundation, and the horse and the rider who don’t know what they are doing will always fall far short of realizing their full potential.” It is with this in mind that we share this topic with you, for the fundamental principles of equitation begin with mastering the basics of classical American Forward Riding. This mastery takes time, determination and dedication but yields a riding style that is not only beautiful to watch, but effective in practice. Let's analyze some of our most recent Champions, Hunter Holloway, TJ O’Mara, McKayla Langmeier, Victoria Colvin and Zazou Hoffman, as they answer the weighty questions posed by an Equitation Finals course with a sophistication that will, no doubt, serve them well wherever their riding careers take them.

Running Time: 18 minutes and 44 seconds