Equitation Tips - Impulsion


In this second video from the Equitation Tip Series Bernie looks at a common trait that the top equitation horses in the country share. They are all in front of their riders’ legs, allowing for beautiful upward transitions that appear to be invisible. These horses are trained by their riders to be light to the leg and Bernie shows us how to achieve this with  your horse.

Running time: 4 minutes and 35 seconds

Links to topics referenced in this video:

Fundamentals of Flatwork - Part 2 - Intermediate

Fundamentals of Flatwork - Part 3 - Advanced

Getting And Keeping The Dull Horse In Front Of Your Leg


Bernie Traurig - Click here to view his bio and other video topics
Zazou Hoffman - Click here to view her bio and other video topics
Natasha Traurig
Elizabeth Benson
Darragh Kenny
Hayley Barnhill
Genevieve Zock
Michael Hughes
Laura Robertson
Hunter Holloway
McKayla Langmeier
TJ O’Mara
Victoria Colvin

Special thanks to the following sources for generously providing the exceptional video footage and photographs:

Mason Phelps
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Carl Klein
Elizabeth Furth
Tish Quirk
Sarah Harper/Phelps Media Group
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Al Cook
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Kenneth Kraus/PhelpsSports
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Lauren Baker/Phelps Media Group
Jennie Carleton

Equine activities can be hazardous and may subject participants to injury. Neither Equestrian Coach, LLC nor Bernie Traurig assume liability for your activities. This program provides general instructions and techniques that may not be suitable for everyone. No warranty is given regarding suitability of these instructions to the viewer.



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