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Paul Cronin Testimonial

Paul Cronin

“Bernie Traurig is an exceptionally talented and successful National/International rider and trainer who shares with us his system of riding and schooling horses. These high quality video presentations are brimming with straightforward instruction, excellent demonstrations, and insightful comments.  They are a valuable resource for teachers, serious riders, and for a range of Educational Equestrian Programs.

Based on the American Forward Riding System, EquestrianCoach.com is currently the most important contribution to college equine-education curricula in this 21st century. With his focus being toward a quality performance over jumps as the main objective in his flatwork schooling, Traurig shows us, step by step, the modern schooling of the horse to improve movement, balance, and agility.  His riders illustrate correct position, based upon the stirrup, and effective aids on the flat, as well as over fences.

Throughout, we see the rider’s controls applied and demonstrated in a technique appropriate to the level of schooling being demonstrated. Riders from Novice to Advanced will find this complete system of Riding and Schooling invaluable.”

To learn more about Paul Cronin, click here to view his bio.

Member Testimonials

Thank you for your website and wonderful teachings, I have learned so much and improved several aspects of my riding with your videos. Specifically, I have improved my timing to fences, controlling the elasticity of my horse’s gait and have started to implement automatic releases.

Zara

My horse Cocoa and I love about EquestrianCoach.com! Especially that I can go to any video posted on the site about any concerns I have , and get many ideas on exercises. I love the site all the way around but enjoy the videos the most since they are beyond helpful to us. 🙂 Cocoa agrees. Thank you EquestrianCoach!!

 

Amanda Cueva

I love the whole concept of EquestrianCoach.com!! I especially love all the great gymnastic/grid work ideas. My horse loves gymnastics and I am always looking for new and interesting challenges for us. Because I usually have to meet my trainer at shows, I love that there is a site available to turn to which gives me “homework” to work on between shows or lessons with my trainer. Thank you for such a wonderful site!

 

Mary Beth Bullock

My favorite thing about EquestrianCoach, besides all of the news and great positive instruction available, is the old video footage of great horses and performances from the past. Then there are the video comparisons of different disciplines of riding….I think it is always great for people to see that good training & riding transcends the type of saddle you sit on. I could go on and on…

I love that a site like EquestrianCoach exists. When you’re on a layoff from riding due to various reasons, (school, family priorities, monetary issues, injury etc.) I still feel connected to my passion/lifestyle and feel like I’m always learning something.

Katrina Craig

EquestrianCoach.com is genius. Thank you Bernie Traurig, everyone at EquestrianCoach and the gracious trainers who guest coach, sharing the secrets of true horsemanship with us all. To be a true Equestrian requires a continuing dedication to education. Who better to learn from then the most talented and inspiring professionals of our time. I want to express my gratitude for this thoughtfully produced rider reference. The wealth of knowledge provided is a tremendous contribution to our entire sport. I have no doubt the lasting impression your site will have on countless generations of horseman. This website is, in my opinion, the biggest, most admirable contribution to the world of sport horses we have ever seen. Words fail. Thank you all!! 🙂

Francesca Senior

Equestriancoach.com is the BEST THING THAT HAS HAPPENED TO ME IN YEARS! It has reinforced my knowledge of the basics, and of course I have learned SO MUCH more!! The range of motion demonstration with Zazou Hoffman in part 4 of ‘Building Blocks of a Great Position’ was SO good for my students, it really got their attention! They seem to have a whole different attitude afterwards.

I am very pleased that the USHJA is partnering with Bernie Traurig’s Equestrian Coach to provide the educational content online for the Trainer Certification Program. Whether you are just starting out as a professional or you have been teaching and training for decades, you can always learn something new. Equestrian Coach is not just for professionals, anyone at any level can benefit from the material offered on the site. I encourage you to get certified and to check out Equestrian Coach.com

Larry Langer

It is exciting to see a rider of Bernie Traurig’s caliber and knowledge providing the global equestrian world with a “user friendly” internet based system for schooling the horse and rider. This site with its high quality video segments and rational progression for the development of both horse and rider is a powerful resource for all equestrians regardless of level or discipline. Additionally, Equestrian Coach.com brings in outside experts to supplement Bernie’s fundamental training philosophy with current trends or new approaches to resolving problems. Hence, the site is not a static source of information but a very dynamic source of information which will grow with time as additional information is identified and added.

Nick Ellis

I love this website. It has become what I watch instead of TV!

I was sooooo excited to see that there was an online option for the USHJA Trainer Certification Program through EquestrianCoach!  That made all the difference for me. Kudos to you guys and to the USHJA for getting together and offering this option!

Palladia Farm, Mary Claydon

You just cannot imagine how excited I am about this revolutionary teaching aid!  My daughter got the American Hunter/Jumper Forward Riding System DVD’s for Christmas and we have been watching those. It is just so incredible to get all of this fabulous information from these horsemen!  I truly appreciate the classic horsemanship and riding instruction that is being shared through Equestrian Coach! Being able to utilize the videos to help continue teaching her things that I have forgotten and never learned is truly an answer to prayer!  We have young horses that we are bringing along and all of this information is so helpful for that as well.

Lisa Flynn

I wanted to contact you because I have gotten a tremendous benefit from the very short amount of time that I have been using EquestrianCoach.com… I am riding ten young horses a day for a breeder/dealer in Germany, and they have responded wonderfully to your flatwork system.  It’s so simple and clear for them to understand, and I have seen immediate results and so has my boss. Equestriancoach.com is brilliant.  Its amazing that I can basically learn your system while I am in another country.  And its way better than a book.  Thank you for creating it.

Brian Wee, Jumper, Rider

I love Bernie Traurig’s videos on EquestrianCoach, it is like having him home for private clinics even though we are hundred of miles away … I live in Québec, Canada … Wonderful training tool!

Chantal

I love the how Equestriancoach builds upon the basics, always explained and demonstrated clearly. Also love the old videos and pictures! Keep up the excellent work!!!!!

 

Katie G. Van Alstyne

This awesome site helps me improve my riding and keeps me up to date with everything that is going on in the equestrian world! Greatly appreciate it!

My favorite thing about the site is that any time I have a question or issue while schooling horses at work, I can find the answer from these videos! I am learning from the best, riders that I look up to and who’s footsteps I am following, and I would not have that opportunity without EquestrianCoach.com! We are never finished learning about horses, and this site (by having new videos and topics all the time) is never finished sharing their knowledge with us 🙂 Thank you!!

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EquestrianCoach.com is great for us in Chile so far away from top clinic instructors.

Andrea Mardones

Equestrian Coach provides me with guidance, encouragement and inspiration with my riding and showing. I really like the variety of professionals and wide range of topics and videos available to view. I am the lone amateur hunter rider at an all discipline barn which can be challenging at times. I plan my own self taught lessons, daily exercises and set my own courses. My “very” part time trainer is available on an as needed basis and when we meet at shows.  I thoroughly enjoy your site and greatly appreciate the services offered by Bernie and all the professionals. I look forward to using Equestrian Coach in the future.

Missy Bennie

I love your website, as a rider who can’t afford the traditional form of coaching, EquestrianCoach allows me access to top coaches without breaking my bank account. A bonus to watching videos and “doing it yourself” is that is encourages critical thinking.

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