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What Height Should a Young Horse Be Jumping?

What Height Should a Young Horse Be Jumping?

Linda Allen discusses the factors that go into determining what height a young horse should jump.
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Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event 2018

Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event 2018

Jim Wofford gives us his thoughts on the Kentucky Three-Day Event
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Learn How to Stop Leaning at the Jumps

Learn How to Stop Leaning at the Jumps

Julie Winkel explains how a rider’s position affects the horse’s jump and where you should be at the five phases of the jump-approach: takeoff, flight, landing, and departure.
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Encourage Your Horse To Raise Their Back

Encourage Your Horse To Raise Their Back

Julie Winkel shares exercises to engage a horse's hindquarters and strengthen their back.
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An Exercise For A Horse That Cross Canters

An Exercise For A Horse That Cross Canters

Rob Gage shares his exercise for teaching horses to do a solid one-piece flying change.
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Can a Horse Who Gets Inverted in Front of a Jump End Up With Back Pain?

Can a Horse Who Gets Inverted in Front of a Jump End Up With Back Pain?

Linda Allen shares her insight on how a horse’s jumping form can cause muscle soreness.
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What To Do When A Horse Shakes Its Head Before A Jump

What To Do When A Horse Shakes Its Head Before A Jump

Linda Allen shares her insight as to why a horse might shake its head on an approach to a jump and how to fix this issue.
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Clarifying the Different Big Equitation Medal Classes

Clarifying the Different Big Equitation Medal Classes

Julie Winkel explains the difference between the Maclay, USEF Medal, Talent Search, and more equitation finals.
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The Ultimate Way to Get Help From Equestrian Professionals Without Leaving Your Home

You have the ear of our panel of experts and they want to help you. From riding tips, legal advice, insurance questions or getting over fear, our lineup of equestrian professionals is here for you.

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But whether you are a member or not, you can still browse through the many answers given by our panelists. Your question just might already have an answer!

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Larry Langer

Larry Langer

Show Management, Insurance & Business Consulting

Larry Langer founded Langer Equestrian Group, Inc. (LEG) in 1972 and has been at its helm ever since as President and CEO. Inducted into the Show Jumping Hall of Fame…

Dr. Heather Mack

Dr. Heather Mack

Holistic Horse Health

Dr. Heather Mack was born and raised in Pennsylvania surrounded by nature and animals. She always wanted to become a veterinarian and to move out West. She began riding horses…

Verena Mahin

Verena Mahin

Dressage

Verena’s riding career began in Germany at the age of 5, when she started vaulting on a gentle Palomino owned by a family friend. This taught her the importance of…

Michael Dowling

Michael Dowling

IHSA Hunt Seat Coach

Assistant Professor of Equine Studies - Centenary College, New Jersey Co-Coach ANRC Team Co-Coach IHSA Team Academic Accomplishments B.A. Fairfield University  Fairfield, CT Diploma in International Relations  University of Lancaster,…

Jim Wofford

Jim Wofford

Eventing

JCW on Mr. and Mrs. Richard Thompson's Rockingham

Dino Fretterd

Dino Fretterd

Certified Equine Massage Therapist

Dino previously worked on people for 17 years, specializing in muscular/skeletal dysfunction.  During this time he worked with Chiropractors and Orthopedic Surgeons aiding in their patients' recoveries. Dino has also…

Cynthia Redwine Martinez

Cynthia Redwine Martinez

Equine Transactional Law

Cynthia Redwine Martinez is a lifelong equestrian, business lawyer and co-founder of Equine Exchange.  She breeds Holsteiner horses for show jumping and enjoys competing in the amateur jumper divisions.  She…

Olivia Loiacono

Olivia Loiacono

Eventing

After years of training, riding, and competing all over the world Olivia decided to bring her knowledge and experience back to the Southern California eventing community. Riding from a very…

Bernie Traurig

Bernie Traurig

Hunter, Jumper, Equitation

As a Horseman, Bernie is renowned for not only his riding talents but for his teaching and coaching gifts. As a competitor, Bernie has represented the United States Equestrian Team…

Robin Martinez

Robin Martinez

Fitness & Nutrition

Having grown up in the Los Angeles area, Robin was always active, she began seriously perusing riding while at Camelot Riding Club under the expert instruction of Raizy Goffman and…

Lisa Hollister

Lisa Hollister

Equine Law

Lisa Hollister, Esq. has been licensed to practice law in the State of Ohio since 1987 and has practiced Equine Law for the last 14 years. As an Equine Attorney,…

Julie Winkel

Julie Winkel

Hunter/Jumper/Equitation Judge

Julie Winkel has been a licensed Hunter, Equitation, Hunter Breeding and Jumper judge since 1984. She has officiated at prestigious events such as Devon, Harrisburg, Washington International, Capital Challenge, The…

Denny Emerson

Denny Emerson

Eventing

One of the 50 most influential horsemen of the Twentieth Century. - The Chronicle of the Horse, 2000 Deny Emerson is the only rider to have ever won both a…

Geoff Teall

Geoff Teall

Hunters & Equitation

Geoff Teall is one of the leading Hunter and Hunt Seat Equitation trainers in the country. Horses and riders who have trained with Geoff have gone on to win championships,…

Blair Cooper (Farrier)

Blair Cooper (Farrier)

Farrier

Blair Cooper is a certified Farrier in Temecula, California. He was brought up in Northern British Columbia, Canada where his family farmed and raised Quarter horses. At a young age,…

Tonya Johnston

Tonya Johnston

Mental Skills Coach

Tonya Johnston, MA, is an Equestrian Mental Skills Coach and author with a master’s degree in applied Sport Psychology. Tonya specializes in working with equestrian athletes from disciplines such as…

Robert Gage

Robert Gage

Judge, Trainer & Course Designer

Judge Rob Gage is a three-time World Cup Grand Prix rider and won the Rolex Crown of Excellence (won more Grand Prix than any other rider in the US) in successive…

Linda Allen

Linda Allen

Course Designer & Judge

Linda Allen (Jumper, Course Design) - is an accomplished Olympic Course Designer, Clinician, Judge, Equestrian Facility Design Consultant and Author. For more than 45 years, Linda has been a fixture in…

Nicole Lakin

Nicole Lakin

Web-Based Barn Management

Who am I? I ask not in the deep philosophical way, but in the “why should you read my blog posts” way. I am a lot of things to a…

Peter Wylde

Peter Wylde

Jumpers

A native of Medfield, MA, Peter Wylde worked his way up in the junior rider ranks, earning the United States' highest junior honor when he won the Rolex-Maclay National Equitation…

Our Bloggers

Cynthia Redwine Martinez

Cynthia Redwine Martinez

Equine Transactional Law

Cynthia Redwine Martinez is a lifelong equestrian, business lawyer and co-founder of Equine Exchange.  She breeds Holsteiner horses for show jumping and enjoys competing in the amateur jumper divisions.  She…

Amanda Garner

Amanda Garner

Equestrian Education

Amanda’s first venture into riding began at age eight with a guided trail ride at a friend’s birthday party, during which the trusty mount she was astride was attacked by…

Kayleigh Burke

Kayleigh Burke

Collegiate Riding
Kayleigh is a 22-year-old equestrian raised in Northern Virginia. She began riding at the age of 5 and competed in the local equitation and hunter circuit as well as ‘A’ shows until college. Kayleigh graduated from Virginia Tech in May 2015 with her B.A. in Public Relations.
Jennie Carleton

Jennie Carleton

Equestrian Sport Writer & Historian

Jennie Carleton was born and raised in Washington, D.C., where, at the age of nine, she began riding and participating in hunter/jumper competitions along the East Coast. When the family…

Marianne Taylor

Marianne Taylor

Thoroughbred Lover & Historian

A true lover of Thoroughbred horses for the show ring, Marianne Taylor was raised on a horse and pony farm in Virginia. As a Junior, she had many VHSA year-end…

Nicole Lakin

Nicole Lakin

Web-Based Barn Management

Who am I? I ask not in the deep philosophical way, but in the “why should you read my blog posts” way. I am a lot of things to a…

Robin Martinez

Robin Martinez

Fitness & Nutrition

Having grown up in the Los Angeles area, Robin was always active, she began seriously perusing riding while at Camelot Riding Club under the expert instruction of Raizy Goffman and…

Jen Worthington

Jen Worthington

Show Mom

Jen Worthington is a show mom who tries to balance the crazy world of horses with running her own company. Having been following her child on the A circuit for…

Ally Worthington

Ally Worthington

Junior Rider

Ally Worthington is a 14-year-old rider who grew up riding on the West Coast. Equitation and Jumpers have always been her love, although she spent a year in the junior…

Alivia Hart

Alivia Hart

Junior Rider

Alivia Hart's equestrian lifestyle began with her mother riding everyday up until she was eight months pregnant with her. Growing up, she was raised on her family farm where she…

Julie Winkel

Julie Winkel

Hunter/Jumper/Equitation Judge

Julie Winkel has been a licensed Hunter, Equitation, Hunter Breeding and Jumper judge since 1984. She has officiated at prestigious events such as Devon, Harrisburg, Washington International, Capital Challenge, The…

Cori Christmann

Cori Christmann

Social Media Coordinator at EquestrianCoach.com

Born and raised in Calgary, Canada as the daughter of a trainer, Cori began riding at a young age. She spent countless hours at the local barn where her mom…

New Video Release

Longe Line Exercises for Seat Improvement & Position Correction

The de Nemethy Method Series – Part One

EquestrianCoach is privileged to present the teaching and training methods of Bertalan de Nemethy. During his 25 year post as coach, the legendary equestrian led the United States Equestrian Team to international acclaim in 6 Olympics, 5 Pan American Games, 4 World Championships, and countless international competitions. We start this series with a longe line session designed to establish, maintain and refresh the rider’s proper position in general and to develop a solid seat in particular. He even used these techniques on his team riders right up to and during the Olympic Games. Exercises on the longe line, with a calm, willing horse, allow concentration to be placed on building the rider’s strength and correcting weaknesses.

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longe lesson to improve a riders position on a horse

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Bernie Traurig

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