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A Brief History Of The American Hunter-Jumper Forward Riding System
Bernie Traurig

Bernie Traurig takes us through a brief history of how the American Hunter/Jumper Forward Riding System came to be and some of the masters who brought it to us and shaped it's evolution. This video includes a quotation from William Steinkraus, who is not only an Olympic gold medal winning Equestrian, but a scholar and historian as well.

Running Time: 9 mintues and 53 seconds

Building Blocks to a Great Position: Part 1
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
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
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
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
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

Controls of the Horse Part One - Rein Aids
Bernie Traurig

Bernie Traurig demystifies, clarifies and modernizes rein aids and their direct application in the show ring in this video, the first of a two part series. Youʼll learn the proper technique of each rein aid as well as the appropriate circumstances to apply them. By mastering rein aids and using them in conjunction with leg aids, youʼll have a powerful tool at your disposal, resulting in a superior performance. Teaching the rein aids to the horse can be found in the Basic & Intermediate levels of Fundamentals of Flatwork.

View part 2 of this series: Controls Of The Horse Part Two - Leg Aids

Running Time: 20 minutes and 18 seconds

Controls Of The Horse Part Two - Leg Aids
Bernie Traurig

Bernie illustrates, for all the basic jumping disciplines, the significance of the correct position & timing of leg aids as a powerful blend with the rein aids. Teaching independent and prompt responsiveness to leg aids will result in clear, effective communication with your horse when used in conjunction with the rein aids for ultimate control in the ring.

View part 1 of the series: Controls of the Horse Part One - Rein Aids

Running Time: 35 minutes and 43 seconds

Fundamentals of Flatwork - Part 1 - Basic
Bernie Traurig

The first of the series, this video outlines a simple, progressive method of flatwork for all jumping disciplines. It focuses on the training of a young or inexperienced horse with the aim to achieve obedience to light rein and leg aids, and assumes the rider is familiar with the proper techniques of riding and jumping. But you do not have to be a highly experienced or seasoned rider because Bernie’s strategies are clear, straight-forward, classic and timeless. The Basic level highlights his favorite exercises that can be incorporated into anyone’s training program.

View part 2 of this series: Fundamentals of Flatwork - Part 2 - Intermediate
View part 3 of this series: Fundamentals of Flatwork - Part 3 - Advanced

Running Time: 46 minutes and 25 seconds (divided into chapters)

Fundamentals of Flatwork - Part 2 - Intermediate
Bernie Traurig

If you have the Basic level down, you and your horse are ready for more of Bernie’s proven supplemental training techniques. In the Intermediate level, you’ll learn how to put the polish on your performance by blending these potent methods into your everyday training program. You will learn how to build on the fluency with which you and your horse have come to communicate. For most horses, mastering this level will be sufficient to perform well in any show ring.

View part 1 of this series: Fundamentals of Flatwork - Part 1 - Basic
View part 3 of this series: Fundamentals of Flatwork - Part 3 - Advanced

Running Time: 59 minutes and 6 seconds (divided into chapters)