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. Whether you are struggling with lead changes, need advice on getting over fear after a fall, or need help selecting a bit, they are ready to lend their advice.
Bernie Traurig, Equestrian Coach founder and panel moderator, has amassed over 55 years of experience as an elite equestrian, reaching the top of the sport in all 3 of the International Equestrian Olympic disciplines: Show Jumping, Dressage, and Eventing.
- EquestrianCoach.com members can submit questions to our experts. As a monthly, annual or lifetime member to the site, you can pick our panel’s collective brain!
- Each month, 1-2 questions will be selected by each panel member to answer.*
* Not all questions submitted will be answered. Equestrian Coach will select the most relevant questions for the panel to answer each month. We do not critique rounds.
Our Panel of Experts
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…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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…
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 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,…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Latest "Ask The Experts" Q&A
Julie shares her favorite exercises to encourage a hunter to be soft and light on their front end.
Jim Wofford shares his philosophies and exercises on training an OTTB.
Bernie gives a member bit suggestions and exercises to help her mare who dislikes rein contact.
Geoff Teall helps clarify what type of release (short, long, crest, or automatic) is appropriate for a lower level rider.
Linda Allen gives a member suggestions on how to encourage his horse to stop jumping to the right over jumps.
Geoff Teall gives a member exercises and tips on how to break the habit of throwing her leg forward in the air over the jump.
Julie Winkel discusses how the second round in a Hunter Derby is judged.
Linda Allen offers suggestions on how to manage a jumper to help him peak at the right time.
Julie Winkel gives a member tips on how to get her horse to stretch in a hunter frame.
Jim Wofford and Olivia Loiacono describe how to handle a situation where a horse spooks and resists when jumping or going near something they are afraid of.
Julie Winkel explains how to get on and off your horse from the ground if asked to do so in a equitation class.
A member asks if a light seat or deep seat is best for equitation classes.
Julie Winkle discusses pigeon-toed conformation and what it means for your horse.
Julie Winkel helps a member who struggles to keep her young warmblood's attention when she rides.
Linda Allen outlines some exercises and general principles when working in a small arena.
Verena Mahin offers a member suggestions on how she can develop her Holsteiner's topline.
Julie Winkel shares the system, symbols, and reasoning behind how a judge scores your round at a horse show.
Geoff Teall answers a series of questions from a member on draw reins.
Julie Winkel puts her judge's hat on once again to answer a member's question on how to correctly show a horse in-hand.
Jim Wofford and Linda Allen give a member advice on how to keep her horse's stride from getting too long when on the approach to a jump in a two-point position.
Robin Martinez gives a member exercises to keep her motivated to workout while on the road at shows.
Linda Allen talks about the factors that enable a horse and rider to move up a division to bigger jumps.
Denny Emerson and Olivia Loiacono give their advice to a member on how to get her horse fit again after an injury.
Linda Allen and Geoff Teall give a member exercises to help discourage her mare from going through her hands and getting fast right in front of the jump.
Bernie shares some insight on what may be causing a member's TB from kicking out at the trot and canter.
Hunter/Jumper/Equitation Judge, Julie Winkel, gives a member ideas on how to encourage her horse to get more comfortable with the first jump in the show ring.
Jim Wofford and Linda Allen share exercises to encourage a member's young, lanky OTTB to improve his form over jumps.
Geoff Teall discusses the importance of a cluck when getting your horse to go forward and listen to your leg.
Julie Winkel shares tips from the judge's box on how to make a good first impression with the judge. 🙈
Verena Mahin tells us how to motivate your horse to move forward and be more rhythmical at the trot.
Verena Mahin gives a member tips to improve the free walk on her horses.
Bernie offers tips on how to train a horse to stay balanced, and not run through the corner after a jump.
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