First Things First: Training a Young Horse 2015-10-01T00:00:00+02:00

Ingrid Klimke puts a large emphasis on the systematic basic training of a young horse. During the first phase of training in which the young horse becomes accustomed to the training routine, the main focus is on developing rhythm and relaxation, the fundamental steps of the training scale. The horse learns to pay attention to his rider and find his balance. Danaro is a very confident 4-year-old Oldenburg stallion that is still at the very beginning of his career as a dressage horse, and is quite distracted by his surroundings.

Ingrid Klimke and her husband, Andreas Busacker, demonstrate very effectively how, in the initial training of a young horse, they help the young stallion to better focus on the rider's aids, find a steady rhythm, as well as move in relaxation and balance in all three gaits.

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You will learn in this video:

  • About the importance of rhythm and relaxation when training a young horse
  • How to help a young horse concentrate on the rider’s aids
  • How a young horse learns to find a steady rhythm
  • How to encourage the young horse to move in relaxation and 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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