The first steps of the training of a young horse



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While training a young horse, you need to work with patience and be able to adapt your riding to the needs of the horse. The first step in the everyday training is to focus the horse to the rider’s aids and establish a steady working rhythm. Ingrid Klimke believes that the correct basic training is very important for the further development of the horse. Danaro is a self-assured 4-year-old stallion at the very beginning of his training and easily distracted by his surroundings. He needs to learn to concentrate on his rider and find his balance.

Ingrid Klimke and her husband, Andreas Busacker, show us here very clearly how a young horse is helped to concentrate on the rider’s aids and trained to stay in a steady rhythm. The first goal of the training is to get the horse to move in a loose, relaxed and in a balanced way in all three paces. You will see that when it comes to the training of a young horse, Ingrid Klimke offers them the chance to learn the basics of all disciplines regardless of what they might be specialized in later.

 

Further videos in this series: 

You will learn in this video:

  • How to safely start the training of a young horse
  • How to help a young horse to better concentrate on the aids of the rider
  • How a young horse learns to relax in all 3 gaits and move in balance

Ingrid Klimke

She is an Olympic Gold Medallist and World Champion and is following in the footsteps of her famous father, dressage legend Reiner Klimke. Ingrid Klimke is one of the few professional riders in the world that is successful at an international level in both eventing as well as dressage.

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