Welcome to Equestrian Coach.

The world’s leading online training site for equestrians, led by legendary horseman Bernie Traurig.

Affordable, timeless education.
A Library of over 300 videos, including the complete series of the American Hunter/Jumper Forward Riding System.
65 Olympic and World-Class coaches sharing their knowledge on various topics.
All disciplines for every level, from beginner to advanced.
Educational discounts available.
Access to our "Ask the Experts" Q&A.
What Makes Us Different

Equestrian Coach provides affordable access to comprehensive, classical training and techniques derived from distinguished masters of the sport and modernized for today's jumping disciplines. The core instruction on the site follows the timeless principles of the American Hunter/Jumper Forward Riding System, presented in its entirety, and will benefit those in any jumping discipline at any level.

Membership to EquestrianCoach opens the door to a wealth of knowledge provided by some of the best riders, coaches and industry professionals the world has to offer. We bring you the best from Show Jumping, Hunters, Equitation, Dressage, Eventing, and Western Reining Olympians and World Champions. We also feature top veterinarians, farriers, judges, course designers, sports psychologists, and a wide array of accomplished equestrian specialists with years of expertise to share.

World-Class Coaching


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Proper Leg Placement to Encourage Prompt Downward Transitions on Your Horse

An unstable or unintentionally displaced lower leg during downward transitions can send mixed signals to a horse. Bernie Traurig likes to…

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Progressive Levels Of Dressage: International Levels

A video series by Axel Steiner, FEI 5* Dressage Judge and clinician, that examines the history of dressage and the…

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Schooling Your Horse Over Open Water

Open water obstacles can be intimidating to both the horse and the rider, so you want to be sure you’ve…

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Forward Riding Series Part 14 – Exercises to Help Young Riders Maintain Focus During Lessons

Part 14 of Susan Deal’s “Forward Riding Series – Exercises for a Rider’s First Year” In this video topic, Susan…

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Suppleness – Unlocking the Gaits

A supple horse who is relaxed and whose physical and mental state indicate he enjoys his work is, of course,…

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Barn Basics: Feeding the Habit

USHJA’s Emerging Athletes Program stable manager clinician and member of the EAP Committee, Nanci Snyder, shares with us her philosophy…

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Our renowned coaches are industry masters in many disciplines including Hunters, Jumpers, Equitation, Dressage, Eventing, and Western Reining. Equestrian Coach presents the Forward Riding System in its entirety: A complete system that includes position of the rider, aids that control the horse, and a progressive schooling system for the horse.

Explore our extensive video library designed for every level of rider or instructor. 

Clinics and Workshops with Bernie

Jumpers | Equitation | Hunters | Eventing
Organized at your stable. Private, semi-private, or commercial.
All ages and levels from novice to professional.


Olympic and Championship Coaches


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