Fundamentals of Flatwork - Part 1 - Basic


The first of the series, this video outlines a simple, progressive method of flatwork for all jumping disciplines. It focuses on the training of a young or inexperienced horse with the aim to achieve obedience to light rein and leg aids, and assumes the rider is familiar with the proper techniques of riding and jumping. But you do not have to be a highly experienced or seasoned rider because Bernie’s strategies are clear, straight-forward, classic and timeless. The Basic level highlights his favorite exercises that can be incorporated into anyone’s training program.

View part 2 of this series: Fundamentals of Flatwork - Part 2 - Intermediate
View part 3 of this series: Fundamentals of Flatwork - Part 3 - Advanced

Running Time: 46 minutes and 25 seconds (divided into chapters)


Bernie Traurig - click here for his bio and other video topics
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“Little Blue” owned by Barbara & Catherine Tracy
“Albert” owned by Gayle & Kelly Francis
Fairbanks Valley Farm owned by Pam & Bob Buie

*Special thanks to George Morris & Paul Cronin for their time spent and valuable input on their review of the Fundamentals of Flatwork

Equine activities can be hazardous and may subject participants to injury. Neither Equestrian Coach, LLC nor Bernie Traurig assume liability for your activities. This program provides general instructions and techniques that may not be suitable for everyone. No warranty is given regarding suitability of these instructions to the viewer.


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