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.
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."
Missy Clark has led the equitation training ranks for years, coaching 35 national equitation champions and reserve champions over the past 17 consecutive years. Learn more about Missy, from her introduction to the sport to her greatest influences.
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.
Get to know Will Simpson from his introduction to the sport, to his biggest influences. Plus a video that features Willʼs own play by play of his brilliant 2008 Olympic Jump-Off on Carlsson Vom Dach that resulted in Team Gold!
In this video Bernie Traurig takes the frustration out of missed diagonals by teaching a rider on a lunge line to feel the diagonal by closing her eyes, focusing on the rhythm of the trot at both the sitting and posting trot.
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.
Bernie Traurig and his daughter, Natasha, demonstrate correct and safe mounting & dismounting techniques. Including getting on a horse from the ground, a mounting block and from a leg up.
In this video, learn how to safely tighten your girth and shorten/lengthen your stirrup leathers while mounted on your horse without dropping the reins or stirrup irons and without the help of someone on the ground.
In this video, Michaela Traurig and her sous-chef, “Hollywood,” create quick, easy & delicious horse treats that are sure to be a hit with your horse!
Get to know John French from his introduction to the sport, to his biggest influences. Plus a video featuring Johnʼs own play by play of his brilliant 2009 $100,000.00 USHJA Hunter Derby round aboard “Rumba.”
Proper handling of your horse prevents accidents and helps to ensure that you, other people around you and your horse will be safe and sound. Features a video on safe crosstie practices and tying procedures.
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.