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    Here's a recap of a recent Bernie Traurig clinic...

    Here's a recap of a recent Bernie Traurig clinic by one of the participants on the barn blog.
    "My fellow ... rider, Christina said that “the most important thing I learned was how to use my hands...
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    Usually I would agree that he needs to just get...

    Usually I would agree that he needs to just get over it but I had two different horses over the years that were freakishly sensitive to boots. One hated the bell boots and would act lame if you put...
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    I love my tread step half chaps! Have had them...

    I love my tread step half chaps! Have had them for years!
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    I have several Mattes pads some with a lift in...

    I have several Mattes pads some with a lift in the back some without and have been using them for years. I really like that they are made of real sheepskin/wool and don't have a bump or ridge that...
  5. I agree with the other posters who said focus on...

    I agree with the other posters who said focus on a good canter and try not to over think it. But if you're really wanting to get some ideas/ exercises to improve your eye check out...
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    "Try to trot a X-rail on the new horse and I'm...

    "Try to trot a X-rail on the new horse and I'm flopping around like a fish. My weakness is really made obvious with smaller, trot fences.

    I've really been thinking that I need to get my core in...
  7. I've always liked an oxer oxer combination to get...

    I've always liked an oxer oxer combination to get them using their front end, not too big but use the width to get more results or a rail in the middle of the combination.
    Bernie Traurig has a...
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    I like what 'jetsmom' just said, that's exactly...

    I like what 'jetsmom' just said, that's exactly the exercise I would do with a young horse. She is right when a horse is nervous they often speed up this is their natural instinct to 'fight or...
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    I figured you knew what leg and rein aids were...

    I figured you knew what leg and rein aids were just thought some of the exercises shown on the video may be helpful to try on your young horse. As for the cavaletti video it explains a great...
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    You might want to check out...

    You might want to check out http://www.equestriancoach.com/ they have a series called fundamentals of flatwork that explains how to do lateral work like leg yield, shoulder in, haunches in, etc for...
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    I agree with everyone's posts, flatwork is always...

    I agree with everyone's posts, flatwork is always the key to jumping success but I totally hear you when you say you can't ride as often because of the ground. With that being said I like what...
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    A great resource is EquestrianCoach.com, they...

    A great resource is EquestrianCoach.com, they have so many videos that cover topics that range from beginner to advanced, like how to learn your diagonals to schooling the triple combination. I think...
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    Another great exercise it to do "up up down" at...

    Another great exercise it to do "up up down" at the posting trot post up twice then down. Like standing it helps you get your balance in your stirrups and not in your seat.
    Also having your toe...
  14. There are some great video's on...

    There are some great video's on Equestriancoach.com that focus on creating feeling in your arms and hands and the by amazing trainers like Val Renihan and Bernie Traurig. While it seems like you...
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    I agree grids or gymnastics are great as well as...

    I agree grids or gymnastics are great as well as walking, trotting, cantering over poles and raised poles (either one end raised or both like a cavaletti). Do lots of transitions between the poles...
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    I am almost 5'11 with long legs and have rode in...

    I am almost 5'11 with long legs and have rode in Amerigo saddles for 10 years now!!! I even encouraged some students to buy the vega and rode in theirs a few times when I schooled their horses and I...
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    You are really luck to have a horse with a large...

    You are really luck to have a horse with a large stride so many people struggle to get down the lines at shows!! I am almost 5'11 and have always had very big horses to fit my leg. Most of which have...
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    I agree with the above post about having a...

    I agree with the above post about having a straight line from the bit to your elbow. That's the standard position you should have to ensure you have a nice connection/feeling with the horses mouth....
  19. If your a fan of Bernie Traurig's clinics check...

    If your a fan of Bernie Traurig's clinics check out his website Equestriancoach.com!! I think he has an amazing special offer going on right now where you buy a 1 year subscription to the site and...
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    Here's another great round of Bernie on Circuit...

    Here's another great round of Bernie on Circuit Breaker in a Working Hunter Classic at Chagrin Valley, Ohio from back in the 70s.
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    I think 'voice aids' are really helpful...

    I think 'voice aids' are really helpful especially when you have a sensitive horse as they can really help them relax. I think it can also help them with there focus as many get so focused on...
  22. I used to go through cowboy magic like it was...

    I used to go through cowboy magic like it was going out of style it works well but is expensive. I recently learned from a groom down in California that rubbing alcohol works amazing on getting rid...
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    I also totally know how it feels to be working...

    I also totally know how it feels to be working full time and trying to fit in some time at the barn. Since you only have a limited amount of time to get there you might find a site like...
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    I agree with cswoodland fairy doing lots of...

    I agree with cswoodland fairy doing lots of transitions and pole work is probably your best bet for strengthening. I'd also include transitions within a gait. You can do this at walk, trot or canter,...
  25. Thanks so much for all your comments!!! We are...

    Thanks so much for all your comments!!! We are looking for video footage and photos of the 'Greats' in Hunter classics from the 70s including of course anything of 'Gozzi' Bernie's wonderful National...
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