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.
Here is a priceless look back at some archival footage filmed by Gordon Wright & narrated by George Morris of Mason Phelps’ the American Jumping Derby. This challenging and rugged derby brought the grit of European show jumping to the U.S. courtesy of Mr. Phelps. Held at his stunning family estate in Rhode Island, the Derby was truly a gem of the show jumping circuit from 1976 through 1988.
Member Sophie wanted advice on how to adjust her hip angle to help her horse whose conformation is naturally a bit downhill. Bernie lends his expert advice.
Vintage footage of the first core U.S. Show Jumping Team and a look into how Bert de Nemethy became the coach of the team during a golden era when the team was made of legends like: Bill Steinkraus, George Morris, Frank Chapot & Hugh Wiley.
Take a step back in time and see how impressive TB's were “back in the day.” Featuring vintage footage of Bernie Traurig aboard “Circuit Breaker” in the late 1970's and a look at the other famous hunters that Bernie rode and "ruled the roost."
Member Becky Weik had a question on how to encourage her horse to stretch his back and accept the bit. Bernie lends his expert advice on this topic.
Member Katie asked for advice on how to stop rounding her shoulders when she rides and get a flatter back. Bernie lends his expert advice on this topic.
History of the American Hunter/Jumper Forward Riding System. Featuring vintage footage of the Italian Cavalry in 1929 and a look at the masters who have had a profound influence on forward riding in America and throughout the world.
Member Joanne asked for advice on how to encourage her OTTB to be more calm and confident in the ring with other horses. Bernie lends his expert advice on this topic.
Member mkseverin had a question on what the purpose is of a training aid, similar to draw reins that she has seen.
Member Laura asked how to get her TB horse to do prompt canter departures from the walk.
Member Sharon Bradford asked for advice on how to find distances to jumps more easily without "picking" so much.