Bernie emphasizes why continued lunging without stirrups can help a rider learn to relax their hips and sink into the horse so they can follow the motion of the canter.
Bernie shares techniques on what to do when your horse stops at a jump. He offers advice for a horse that does this out of bad habit and for a green horse unfamiliar with a new jump.
Geoff Teall shares a strategy for turning a forward jumper into a equitation and/or hunter derby horse.
Bernie discusses how proper use of your rein and leg aids can keep a horse from getting disunited at the canter.
Denny Emerson and Olivia Loiacono share tips for training your event horse to jump water obstacles on the cross country course.
Verena Mahin shares exercises to develop a dressage horse's "lengthened trot", "medium trot” and "extended trot”.
Bernie lends his advice on how much jumping a 5-year old horse should do each week.
Bernie shares an exercise for a member who asked for help encouraging her jumper to be more careful with its front end at verticals.
Geoff Teall gives a member advice on how to get her hunter horse straight when he bulges right out of the corner and drifts right in lines on course.
Bernie gives a member advice on how to train her horse over a liverpool and water jump at home in preparation for a horse show.
Julie Winkel shares exercises over jumps that you can do to help control your lower leg and prevent it from slipping back in the air over jumps.
Hill work, pole work and stretching are all key ingredients to building a strong hindquarters on your horse.
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.
Adult rider Beth shares her inspirational story of getting back in the tack after a fall and the challenges of returning to the show ring.
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.
Have you decided to start riding again after taking a long break from the sport? It's not as easy as it was when you started. But not to worry, we have some insightful advice on common issues, like fear and fitness, for those of you getting "back in the saddle."
As riders, we’ve all heard our coaches say “heels down” time and again. Here are three exercises you can do with your stirrups to help get your heels down and leg stronger.