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
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
The successful halt is the key to good riding and based on the aids coming together correctly. There is hardly any other exercise that is applied so often yet with so little sureness and knowledge.
Duration: 16:05 Minutes
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Duration: 13:08 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
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