Dressage legend Reiner Klimke explains and demonstrates in this video series, filmed in the 80’s, how to correctly train a young horse following classical principles. The correct education of a young horse should establish a solid base for further training with the horse trusting the rider and reacting to the riding aids.
In this video, Dr. Reiner Klimke is riding the 4-year-old Trakehner gelding Paros. Half halts, transitions and regular changes of the rein help the young horse concentrate on his rider and what the riding aids mean. Lengthening the trot on a straight line is the first step in developing impulsion. One must be careful however not to overdo it so as to avoid the young horse going on the forehand. Breaks walking on a loose rein are important for relaxation and motivation.
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The lawyer from Münster was already a riding legend in his lifetime. Taking part in six Olympic Games as well as his incredible success in European and World Championships made him one of the most amazing and successful dressage riders in the world.> more
Working in long reins is a fascinating possibility to school your horse in all the movements without the weight of a rider on his back. With the necessary preparation work in hand, teaching the horse these long reining exercises should be easily achieved. Once the first step forwards and the first turn have been achieved a serpentine through the entire arena is not far off.
Duration: 26:09 Minutes
At the beginning of his training, a young horse needs to learn to focus on the rider’s aids. The first steps will be for him to move with suppleness, in a steady rhythm in all three paces. In this video the young Danaro, a 4-year-old stallion is presented to us by Andreas Busacker, Ingrid Klimke’s husband.
Duration: 09:15 Minutes
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
Correct riding, as well as riding transitions, entails riding from “the back end to the front” (as one says). Reinhart Koblitz shows in this video exactly what that means and most importantly, how this applies to half- and entire halts.
Duration: 19:09 Minutes
Lateral movements are of great importance when it comes to gymnasticizing the horse. Shoulder-in, travers, renvers and counter shoulder-in, as well as fluidly transitioning from one to another result in a chance to play with the balance of the horse. Well executed, those movements lead to an increase in flexibility, suppleness and a prompt reaction to the aids of the rider.
Duration: 10:44 Minutes