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

WHAT TO WATCH

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Barn Basics: Mucking Like A Pro

Meet Maplewood’s barn manager, Antonio, as he demonstrates the most thorough, efficient, and economical way to muck out a stall.…

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Barn Basics: The Ins and Outs of Stall Safety

It would seem to be the very most basic aspect of horsemanship – retrieving and returning your mount to the…

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Developing Feeling In Your Arms And Hands

In this topic Val Renihan shows us the exercises she uses with her students to encourage arms & hands that…

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Exercises to Enhance the Rider’s Balance

Archie Cox joins us again and this time he shares some exercises aimed to get a rider balanced in the…

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Mastering Flatwork Over Fences – Advanced

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Mastering Flatwork Over Fences – Advanced

A complete progressive forward-riding training system. The Advanced level further illustrates Bernie’s modern, refined and simplified approach. If your goal…

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Tack Basics: Performance & Protective Boots

Protecting your equine athlete‘s legs from a jump rail or hazards on the trail is vital for performance and longevity.…

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The Winkler Gymnastic

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The Winkler Gymnastic

In this video, Bernie shares with you one of his favorite gymnastics designed to improve your horse’s agility, front end…

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Winning Eye Exercises

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Winning Eye Exercises

John French finally shares the secrets of his legendary eye. In this video he reveals his favorite exercises that will…

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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.

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