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How to Train a Horse for Soundness and Longevity

How to Train a Horse for Soundness and Longevity

Linda offers a member advice on how to maintain a healthy, happy, sound horse starting at a young age.
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Tips to Improve a Young Horse’s Form Over Fences

Tips to Improve a Young Horse’s Form Over Fences

Natasha gives advice to a member whose horse jumps a bit flat and lands shallow.
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Maintaining a Consistent Rhythm to the Fence to Choose Better Distances

Maintaining a Consistent Rhythm to the Fence to Choose Better Distances

Natasha gives video suggestions to help a member find a balanced and forward pace and chose a better distance to the jump.
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Training in Small Arenas

Training in Small Arenas

Natasha gives advice to a member on how to train effectively in a small arena.
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How to Balance a Horse as You Approach a Jump and After Landing

How to Balance a Horse as You Approach a Jump and After Landing

Natasha gives advice to a rider who might get unbalanced at the canter and a bit too forward at the fence.
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Keeping a Horse Straight at Take-off

Keeping a Horse Straight at Take-off

Natasha gives advice for a young horse that shifts left at take-off.
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Mastering All Releases: The Following Hand or Automatic Release (Part 6B)

Mastering All Releases: The Following Hand or Automatic Release (Part 6B)

This post will show the following hand in a broken line with no (or minimal) dependence on the horse’s neck and a strong base of support.
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Mastering All Releases: The Following Hand or Automatic Release (Part 6A)

Mastering All Releases: The Following Hand or Automatic Release (Part 6A)

If one chooses to master all releases, achieving the automatic release will require dedicated, disciplined practice.
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Ask The Experts

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.

Ask the Experts is available to monthly, annual and lifetime members of EquestrianCoach.com.

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!

Our Panel of Experts

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,…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

Natasha Traurig Ferrara

Natasha Traurig Ferrara

Show Jumping Development and Training Expert

Raised in the barn, Natasha Traurig Ferrara developed her riding career under the tutelage of her parents, Christine and Bernie Traurig, establishing an esteemed foundation in horsemanship at a very…

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…

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,…

Marnye Langer

Marnye Langer

Marketing, Publicity & Sponsorship

Marnye Langer serves as LEG's Chief Financial Officer, and she is responsible for marketing and sponsorship activities. She is also the Managing Director of LEGISequine.com, an insurance agency covering all…

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…

Jim Wofford

Jim Wofford

Eventing
Wofford has had at least one student on every U.S. Olympic, World Championship, and Pan-American team since 1978. All four members of the U.S. Bronze medal team at the 2000 Sydney Olympics...
Karen Healey

Karen Healey

Hunter, Jumper, Equitation, Trainer & Judge

Karen began her professional career working for George Morris at Hunterdon 1971-1974. Following that she worked at Boulder Brook and Tewksbury with such riders as Ruthann Bowers, Freddie and Daisy…

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…

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…

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,…

Cynthia Redwine Martinez

Cynthia Redwine Martinez

Equine Transactional Law

Cynthia Redwine Martinez is a lifelong equestrian and business lawyer. She breeds Holsteiner horses for show jumping and enjoys competing in the amateur jumper divisions.  She has practiced business and…

Stacia Madden

Stacia Madden

Equitation

Stacia Klein Madden stands out as one of the most successful and dedicated trainers of young, developing show jumping talent in the United States. She was a top junior rider…

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…

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…

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…

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 and business lawyer. She breeds Holsteiner horses for show jumping and enjoys competing in the amateur jumper divisions.  She has practiced business and…

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 grew up riding on the West Coast. Equitation and Jumpers have always been her love, although she spent a year in the junior hunters. Ally now trains with…

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

Martingales – Usage & Fitting with Julie Winkel

Martingales are a staple tack accessory utilized by many across multiple equine disciplines. Here is a topic to sharpen your knowledge about these handy devices. Julie Winkel outlines the appropriate use, in daily practice and in accordance with horse show rules, and proper adjustment of standing and running martingales.

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Bernie Traurig

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