Bernie gives advice to a member who worries that she is not giving her horse enough release over jumps.
In this video, Bernie shares the safest technique that all equestrians should practice to support their horses hoof capsule when putting calks in and out of horseshoes.
Bernie shows us how to use sticky spray to help keep our legs tight in the saddle.
In this video, Bernie demonstrates how to keep your saddle in place without the use of a sticky saddle pad or a breastplate.
Bernie gives a member suggestions on how to help lengthen her horse's canter stride so she can get down lines in the correct amount of strides.
Bernie shares tips on how to keep your horse from getting "lazy" when doing flatwork.
A member asks Bernie's advice on how not to circle in front of the fence when you don't see a distance to the jump on a green horse.
Bernie lends advice to a member asking how to prevent her stirrup from turning on her foot while she rides.
Bernie gives advice to a member who's horse doesn't respond to the outside aids and falls out through her shoulder.
Bernie answers member Kate's question on how to help her horse who gets strong and fresh when she schools him over jumps.
Bernie lends his advice to member Sabrina who wanted clarification on how to ask her horse to land on the correct lead after a jump.
Member Kerry asks for advice on how to start a schooling session on the flat with her green OTTB.
A lot of the top professionals in the sport share the same philosophy on the subject of releases, and we also have the common goal of spreading more awareness of its importance and especially when the timing is right, developing the following hand (arm), or Automatic Release as it’s called today.
Vintage footage from the vault of Bernie Traurig and "Maybe Forever" tackling the daunting course set by Olaf Petersen at the 1990 World Cup Finals in Dortmund, Germany.
Dino Fretterd is one of those genius equine massage therapists who I was fortunate enough to be introduced to several years ago here on the West Coast. He has helped so many horses - mine and those of clients & associates, and we all rave about his work. He is a consummate horseman with an extraordinary knowledge of the anatomy of the horse.
Tonya Johnston, Geoff Teall, Julie Winkel and Alivia Hart lend their advice to a member who wants to pursue a life and career in horses despite having parents who are unsupportive of her choice.
You're going to be amazed by this vintage footage of the water jump in the 1936 Olympic Games, where it's believed that the first deep water obstacle was introduced in Olympic equestrian sport. It looks more like a swimming competition than a jumping one!
Bernie lends his advice on how to help member Bonnie who has a OTTB that gets very nervous about flying changes.
Member Dawn asks how to train a horse to slow down that likes to go fast and resists slowing down when asked. Bernie shares his advice on how he used to tackle this common issue with the TB's he used to ride and train.
Member "Greengirl" asks for clarification on the correct alignment a rider should have for their leg and seat. Bernie answers by explaining what the correct "Classical Position" is for jumping disciplines and why many riders are confused by what position they should have.