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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Controls of the Horse Part One – Rein Aids

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Controls of the Horse Part One – Rein Aids

Bernie Traurig demystifies, clarifies and modernizes rein aids and their direct application in the show ring in this video, the…

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Hunters Then & Now

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Hunters Then & Now

Ronnie Beard takes us back to the Working Hunter Classics featuring some of the great Thoroughbreds of the 70’s and…

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Walking The Grand Prix Course With Leopoldo Palacios: Part One

Leopoldo Palacios, world famous Olympic & World Cup Finals course designer, shares his insights and philosophies about the challenges he…

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Self Carriage

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Self Carriage

Self carriage is the horse’s ability to carry himself on his own without relying on the rider for balance or…

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Rider’s Position Over Fences

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Rider’s Position Over Fences

Will Simpson discusses the riderʼs position from take off, over the jump, to landing (or recovery). Will defines the key…

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Riding The Handy

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Riding The Handy

Peter shares some of his secrets to successfully navigating the different elements of a Handy Hunter course. Along with many…

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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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