With 7-year-old Sienna, Ingrid Klimke practices the dressage test for International eventing competition at 3* level. You will see that the challenge is not only related to the exercises but to the speed in which they come one after the other.
A dressage test is a succession of dressage exercises in walk, trot and canter. At this level of training, the horse is expected to be well established in all steps of the training scale and is tested throughout different exercises such as transitions, half-passes, or counter canter.
In this video, you will see how Ingrid Klimke works on being precise in riding the right line for each exercise. When working on the serpentine in counter canter, she focuses on keeping horse round and correctly bent while preventing the mare from changing to true canter.
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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.> more
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