Bits and Bitting - Do you get confused by all of the different types of bits and how they might affect your horse. Bernie also discusses the things to look for when fitting a bit and adjusting the bridle.
After amassing over 50 years worth of training and riding techniques and experiences with thousands of horses, Bernie Traurig is driven to give back to the sport that has given him so much fulfillment and success. It is this drive that inspired the creation of EquestrianCoach.com, the world’s leading online training for equestrians. Membership to EquestrianCoach.com opens the door to a wealth of knowledge provided by some of the best riders, coaches and industry professionals the world has to offer. The website has produced a library of hundreds of instructional videos and continues to amass topics every month. The core instruction on the site follows the principles of the American Hunter/Jumper Forward Riding System and will benefit those in any jumping discipline at any level. Additionally, the site offers the best from Dressage, Eventing, and Western Reining Olympians and World Champions, not to mention top veterinarians, farriers, judges, course designers, sports psychologists and a wide array of accomplished equestrian specialists with years of expertise to share.
As a Horseman, Bernie is renowned for not only his riding talents but for his teaching and coaching gifts. As a competitor, Bernie has represented the United States Equestrian Team both at home and abroad on many occasions, and reached the top of the sport in all 3 of the International Equestrian Olympic disciplines: Show Jumping, Dressage, and Eventing. In 2009 he was inducted into the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame. In 2010 the California Professional Horsemen's Association honored him with their Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2012 he was awarded the USHJA President’s Distinguished Service Award. He is recognized as a legend in the sport. As a teacher and trainer, he is one of the most sought after clinicians in the country today. His talent for teaching goes back to his roots where he was fortunate enough to have been educated by some of the very best Master Instructors this country and the world have to offer. He served as the West Coastʼs associate Chef d’ Equip to George H. Morris, the former Chef d’ Equip of the United States Olympic Equestrian Team.
Because of the horse I never stop learning. Horses are always challenging me and provide me with a never ending supply of knowledge.