Paul Cronin Testimonial
“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.”
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Just purchased an Equestrian Coach online membership. After seeing Bernie at Equidays 2014, New Zealand, I was very impressed with his methods and training approach and techniques. I can happily say that this is one of the best training tools money can buy – having my dad and his trusty video to help improve, I now have a variety of olympic and top coaches to guide me on my journey! Thank you for providing such an awesome service!!! 🙂
What I like best about EquestrianCoach.com: Short educational videos PACKED with useful information. Easy to navigate site. Variety of coach input. Keeps my lesson plans fresh while building on the basics.
I am so excited to have EquestrianCoach.com as an extension of my training program. What a wonderful tool for myself and my students. Well worth the wait!
Love all the videos and tips! Such a plethora of materials to keep things fun and interesting while improving horse and rider skills! Absolutely love it!
I’m pleased to see that someone has finally done an instructional video on safely adjusting stirrups/girth when mounted. Seeing riders do it the wrong way has always been a pet peeve of mine.
I love all the valuable information that this site has provided for me. It is great!!
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!!
I love this website. It has become what I watch instead of TV!
I cannot tell you how much I learned from and enjoyed the videos on TMJ. They were so thorough, so informative..I can’t wait to check my horse’s sensitivity. So well done!
I just wanted to take a minute to say thank you for such a wonderful experience in New Jersey [at the East Coast Workshop] in December. I have found that I always take so much away from the lessons with you; I learn so much while I am there but you explain it in a way that I am always able to continue to improve upon the things we work on once I get home. I have had that big bay horse for a while. I have struggled so much with that one over the past few years since his surgery. I have just constantly felt like something was missing. Something clicked after you rode him and i was able to see the indirect rein aid and it has been such a positive curve every day since I have gotten home. I have made more progress in the last month than I have in the past two years, but most of all I feel like I have a partner again as he is happy and working with me instead of against me. I am so grateful to have had this opportunity. I was telling some of the people at the barn about the clinic and I was only half-joking when I said, “Bernie is like a wizard!” Thank you so much for all you do.
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!
I really enjoy the information given on Equestrian Coach, as well as the quality and ease of use for all the videos. This means a lot to me owning a video production company! I put into practice much of the exercises with my horse and have found them so beneficial!
I just watched two videos and feel like I have already gotten much more than my monies’ worth. The Denny Emerson video about jumping ahead of the horse was the most useful instruction I have heard in a long time. Bernie’s video on hands was great as well. I am very pleased to have purchased a membership. Thanks for creating this educational tool. For those of us with a limited income and/or in an isolated rural community it is a life line!
I have just joined EquestrianCoach.com. These videos are really an outstanding resource. Kudos to all.
What a great job you have done, I especially like the part where you include another rider along with you on the video topics you do. Chock full of info, many require multiple reviews to let it all sink in. Outstanding opportunity for horsemen when classical instruction opportunities are few and far between.
I absolutely love this site for so many reasons, and as an instructor living in an extremely rural area of the Pacific Northwest, it is my lifeline to the outside world! I have a group of riders of varying levels that take dressage lessons from me each week, and it’s great to get a fresh perspective on the exercises we work on.
I just want to say, that Bernie’s coaching videos are excellent. He breaks everything down into digestible segments that are visually easy to follow, without dumbing down the instruction. I would jump (no pun intended) at the chance to clinic with Bernie. Thanks for these videos.
I just wanted to let you know how much EquestrianCoach has meant to me. I’m a 48 year old mom who started riding 5 years ago. I did the hunters for a while, but being blessed with a lovely and versatile horse, as well some masterful instructors, I’ve been fortunate enough to make it to the high ch/adult jumpers at “AA” shows. So often I have had silly questions that I don’t want to ask, because I’ve obviously missed some fact along the way. Your videos are the perfect solution. I’ve watched almost all of them at least once. I just watched the second part of walking the course from WEF last winter, and I was pleased at how much of it I knew and/or understood. I often watch things one frame at a time, especially if a horse if jumping through a series of jumps, in order to see exactly what you are pointing out. For me it has been the perfect supplement to my regular lessons and has brought a much sharper focus to my flat work practice. I’m sure the videos take a lot of time, and the contributions of many, to produce, but the result is outstanding. Thank you so much!
I am absolutely loving the web site. I love your teaching and communication style! Thank you for doing this! Friend request sent to, btw.
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.