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.
If one chooses to master all releases, achieving the automatic release will require dedicated, disciplined practice.
We frequently see the short crest release in the jumper, equitation, and, sometimes, hunter divisions.
The medium crest release is more subtle than the long release and has a bit more of an appealing look.
The long release is described by the rider’s balance being on the neck with the rider’s knuckles pressed into the side or near the top of the crest.
The mane release is a technique we use to introduce the beginner rider to jumping.
Bernie demonstrates all releases and the significance of establishing independence of the arms from the body.
The fundamental qualities I consider when selecting a horse. These factors are the basis of my framework for selecting investment horses purchased for resale and horses that I personally select to ride in the sport.
How Bernie incorporates Dressage fundamentals in the training of Hunters and Jumpers
Bernie discusses how to use the common training tip "inside rein to outside leg" in conjunction with your other aids to get the most out of your horse.
To celebrate our 10th Anniversary, Bernie has put together a list of just some of his favorites over the years.
Bernie shares with us the issues he sees most at clinics.
Bernie helps clarify what "deep heels" means in riding and why they are important.
Bernie Traurig, Julie Winkel, Geoff Teall, Stacia Madden, Karen Healey, and Jim Wofford share their thoughts on the common habit of posting the canter.
Bernie gives a member advice to help her Thoroughbred who has a quirky mouth and gets hot as soon as she adds rails or jumps to their ride.
After attending the CP National Horse Show, George Morris, the master of style takes exception to how juniors change position between hunters and equitation.
ASPCA Maclay Final judge Bernie Traurig reflects on the 2017 final and the state of equitation.
Scholarship recipient, Stephanie Nagler, shares her story and her top ten list of things she learned at Bernie's private workshop.
Bernie gives a member bit suggestions and exercises to help her mare who dislikes rein contact.
Bernie shares some insight on what may be causing a member's TB from kicking out at the trot and canter.