Sibylle Wiemer

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Sibylle Wiemer
Riding instructor and
qualified school teacher

The seat and biomechanics of horse and rider

“Do not tell a man this or that is impossible, for perhaps God has been waiting for centuries for the one who transcends it due to ignorance of this limit.”

Sibylle Wiemer learnt to ride in Kindergarten with Major Wilhelm Harms, riding Master Uwe Wichmann and the renowned trainer Eva-Marie Römer. During her studies to become a school teacher she also completed her training as a therapeutic riding instructor. Because of her history involving three serious car accidents, riding as therapy and fitness and learning to move again were subjects that became important to her. Sibylle Wiemer has her German FN Training Licenses A and B.

From 1998 Sibylle Wiemer started learning with Philippe Karl, in his Ecole de Légèreté (School of Lightness), gaining a new perspective into a respectful relationship between horse and rider. She is an honorary member of the Ecole de Légèreté.

She is especially inspired by Eckart Meyners, Philippe Karl, Mike Geitner and Manolo Mendez. Sibylle Wiemer shares her knowledge with all kinds of riders through her seminars, clinics and lectures. The student of Theology lives by the quote from Pastor Dietze: “there is only one way to bring man closer to heaven- have him sit on a horse”

As well as her work, which takes her all through Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Denmark, Sybille Wiemer has written many articles and books.

At the moment she is fascinated with Franklin Balls. The possibility to improve the seat and application of the aids of the rider with Franklin Balls can be found in the video with Sibylle Wiemer and Physical Education expert, Eckart Meyners, in the video series “Riding with Franklin Balls”

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Videos from Sibylle Wiemer

Riding with Franklin balls® Part 1: Introduction and riding with franklin balls in the saddle

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Basic Knowledge part 3: Bridling your horse

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In this video, the trainer Sibylle Wiemer shows how to put the bridle on a horse correctly and how to tell if it fits the horse. In addition, she explains by means of some examples, which different noseband and bits exist and their uses.

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Basic knowledge part 2: Fitting the saddle

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What is the difference between a dressage, a jumping and a cross country saddle? How to fit the saddle to the horse? And what should be considered when choosing the saddle pad? The correct saddling is significantly involved in the success of riding and important for the health of the horse. In this video, Sibylle Wiemer not only shows how to properly tack a horse, but also gives many helpful tips for everyday life.

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Basic knowledge part 1: Grooming your horse properly

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The grooming of the horse is part of the everyday life of the rider and therefore deserves full attention. This video demonstrates in detail all elements of the cleaning process and contains valuable tips on accident prevention, effectiveness and handling the horse.

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Philippe Karl

Those who wish to understand the philosophy of Philippe Karl and his School of Légèreté should firstly understand the theoretical aspects behind it. The foundation of his teachings is harmony and balance between horse and rider. The effectiveness of the rider plays a deciding role on the journey their training takes.

Duration: 10:59 Minutes

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Philippe Karl gives us not only a theoretical understanding but also explains how to put this into practice, today teaching a horse the canter transitions. He uses various arena figures and lateral work to help the horse. It is interesting to watch how the French Master teaches the flying changes, from working canter to counter canter on a circle. A high degree of collection is necessary before commencing the canter pirouettes.

Duration: 21:19 Minutes

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Philippe Karl

Once the horse has been familiarised to the effects of the double bridle on the ground, Philippe Karl then continues this from the saddle. He rides using the Fillis hold, enabling the use of the two bits separately.

Duration: 09:16 Minutes

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Duration: 20:01 Minutes

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Duration: 26:09 Minutes