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  • Bernie Traurig as a teacher...

    Have you seen him teach?
    What sort of riders does he do well with?
    What is his teaching style?
    What sort of horses does he do well with?

    Is he a good one to consider for a somewhat nervous newbie jumping rider and a very capable horse combo as a clinician? ( I can pm a few clips of said rider/horse pair for evaluation)

    Any input welcome!
    Horses should be trained in such a way that they not only love their riders, but look forward to the time they are with them.
    ~ Xenophon, 350 B.C.

  • #2
    He was discussed very recently, if you do a search you should come up with lots of opinions. I think most people that posted felt he was worthwhile to clinic with although I can't remember specifics.

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    • #3
      http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...traurig&page=2

      This thread has several opinions about his teaching.

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      • #4
        I've organized two clinics with Bernie as the clinician.

        I've watched him ride and teach for years.

        Bernie is positive and kind, he does well with all kinds of riders. He wants a rider to develop a partnership with their horse, and for the horse to be a happy and willing partner.

        He will get on and demonstrate and still rides beautifully, he does a lot of flat work. The groups we had ranged from pony kids/novice kids to pros on the big jumpers and everything in between. Some of the kids were afraid of him or nervous on the first day before they even started, but relaxed as soon as he started teaching. I don't think there is one type of rider or horse he does well with, he has the ability to span all types.

        He encourages questions and offers clear, concise answers. He quizzed the kids a bit, like tighten your girth while mounted and raise your irons a hole. He talks about horsemanship along with riding and training.

        I believe everyone at the two clinics got something valuable out of it. Even the auditors.

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        • #5
          Bernie is one of the best I have seen. Some great riders are also great teachers. Bernie falls into the category.

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          • #6
            Bernie is brilliant!!!! He is relaxed in his teaching (he won't be calling you a dumb bell), and works well with all levels and abilities. He is very encouraging and I am sure you will gain much from the clinic.

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            • #7
              He was the very first clinician I ever saw. Still remember the clinic from 30 odd years ago when I was about 13. The BO told us to really pay attention to his wonderful hands. It was at Sea Fever Farm (don't think it was called that back then) in Calgary with Alan Brand. I remember Ten Speed (jumper pony) and the cool gymnastic exercises.

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              • #8
                I audited his clinic here in Dallas. I loved him and would love to actually ride in a clinic! He seems very tough and did get on and ride one horse.

                He's pretty blunt and while I don't think he means to be, I think it comes off a little harsh. He told one girl repeatedly "If you just learned to ride better, you wouldn't need all the gadgets."

                I'd go if i could!

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                • #9
                  I'm so glad to hear all the positive feedback. He's teaching a clinic at our barn in May!
                  ~ Citizens for a Kinder, Gentler COTH...our mantra: Be nice. ~

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                  • #10
                    I'm riding in his clinic in Buenos Aires this comming week...

                    ..and all the feedback is great! What does he stress most in his clinics? A favorite exercise? Favorite flatwork? I'm a klutz so I'm "cramming" for the clinic...
                    I will ride with both my horses: a small, nervous, 7 y.o. bay gelding that is showing 4'-4'3" and a big (17.3h) easy going, 5 y.o. chesnut mare that will start her second year showing (which will be 3'9"-4ft) this year.
                    Any more info would be great!
                    Thanks!
                    Viv
                    Over what hill? Where? When? I don\'t remember any hill....

                    www.freewebs.com/caballerizadelviso

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by HRF Second Chance View Post

                      He's pretty blunt and while I don't think he means to be, I think it comes off a little harsh. He told one girl repeatedly "If you just learned to ride better, you wouldn't need all the gadgets."
                      Oh, honey, that's not harsh, that's a reality check!
                      "The standard you walk by is the standard you accept."--Lt. Gen. David Morrison, Austalian Army Chief

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by War Admiral View Post
                        Oh, honey, that's not harsh, that's a reality check!
                        One that more people could use!
                        http://www.youtube.com/user/supershorty628
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by War Admiral View Post
                          Oh, honey, that's not harsh, that's a reality check!
                          amen!

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                            #14
                            I know I am a HIGHLY flawed rider and my horse is green. We have been invited to participate in a clinic taught by Bernie Traurig.
                            This is "us" today:
                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJ4ybuA95SU

                            Will I be wasting his time?
                            We have a few weeks until the clinic. Any helpful suggestions on what I should/can work on until then?
                            Horses should be trained in such a way that they not only love their riders, but look forward to the time they are with them.
                            ~ Xenophon, 350 B.C.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Come Shine View Post
                              He was the very first clinician I ever saw. Still remember the clinic from 30 odd years ago when I was about 13. The BO told us to really pay attention to his wonderful hands. It was at Sea Fever Farm (don't think it was called that back then) in Calgary with Alan Brand. I remember Ten Speed (jumper pony) and the cool gymnastic exercises.
                              It was the old Chinook Stables. I rode in that clinic, loved it. A few months earlier had rode in the GM clinic, got far more out of Bernie's teaching.
                              https://www.facebook.com/russellracingstable

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                              • #16
                                " He told one girl repeatedly "If you just learned to ride better, you wouldn't need all the gadgets." "

                                OMG! He is priceless.

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                                • #17
                                  [QUOTE=kaluha2;5538905]" He told one girl repeatedly "If you just learned to ride better, you wouldn't need all the gadgets." "

                                  if only more people would do that!
                                  Mai Tai aka Tyler RIP March 1994-December 2011
                                  Grief is the price we pay for love- Gretchen Jackson
                                  "And here she comes. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's ZENYATTA!"

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by mzm farm View Post
                                    I know I am a HIGHLY flawed rider and my horse is green. We have been invited to participate in a clinic taught by Bernie Traurig.
                                    This is "us" today:
                                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJ4ybuA95SU

                                    Will I be wasting his time?
                                    We have a few weeks until the clinic. Any helpful suggestions on what I should/can work on until then?
                                    I haven't taken a clinic with Bernie Traurig before, but I'm sure if you enter a clinic appropriate for your and your horse's level you will be fine. What a lovely horse! You also look like a very lovely rider. I envy your ability to sit up straight! If I had to critique something it would be that you sit up to quickly after the fences. Maybe concentrate on lots of two point. Also, maybe do some grid work to get you and your horse thinking/feeling distances better (there were some that looked a little rough but you looked like you handled them well). Good luck and have fun!

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                                    • #19
                                      AHAHA! You guys make me laugh! The best part was that this wasn't the first clinician to tell her that nor was she in the baby class. She was in the big group!

                                      I'd say you'd be fine taking his clinic. In fact, I think you'd do very well because you seem like a rhythm rider instead of counting strides. He gets a little annoyed when he hears people counting strides coming to the fence because he stresses riding the horses rhythm and not fitting in a number of strides uncomfortable for horse and rider.

                                      Just ask if they have a group you'd fit into. And let us know how you like him!

                                      Oh and don't wear a bright saddle pad. I thought that was going to be the death of him! LOL!

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by HRF Second Chance View Post
                                        I audited his clinic here in Dallas. I loved him and would love to actually ride in a clinic! He seems very tough and did get on and ride one horse.

                                        He's pretty blunt and while I don't think he means to be, I think it comes off a little harsh. He told one girl repeatedly "If you just learned to ride better, you wouldn't need all the gadgets."

                                        I'd go if i could!
                                        If a person is riding in the big jumpers he is going to expect a lot more from them, and is right to nail people for depending on gadgets.

                                        Bernie just updated his Facebook status - "Just getting on a plane to Argentina! I will be teaching at a clinic held at Equus Fidei in Buenos Aires. Looking forward to a great week topped off with a horse show there next weekend."

                                        Faraway46 - Hope you all have a fabulous time!!

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