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.
Further videos in this series:
Dressage Training Part 1: Training the Young Horse
Dressage Training Part 3: Preparation for the Novice Class and Riding with the Double Bridle
Dressage Training Part 4: Riding and Training the Elementary Dressage Exercises
Dressage Training Part 5: Training Towards Thoroughness and Straightness
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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
In order to ride fluid transitions between and within gaits, the rider must be able to coordinate the aids accurately. Having explained the technical aspects in the first part of this series, Reinhart Koblitz now demonstrates in practical terms what it means to ride the horse back to front.
Duration: 00:19:09 Minutes
For this training series, we follow Uta Gräf being filmed at regular intervals, as she trains her 7-year-old gelding, Helios. Collecting work is a very important step to prepare to horse for more technical dressage movements. In this first video, we see how lateral work and flying changes can be prepared with various collecting exercises.
Duration: 00:16:24 Minutes
The most successful dressage rider in the world, Reiner Klimke, explains and demonstrates in this video series the correct training of a young dressage horse following classical principles, a subject that even today is relevant and important, even though the picture quality is no longer of a modern standard.
Duration: 00:18:15 Minutes
In this video series, you can follow Ingrid Klimke as she trains the young gelding Just Paul over a period of two years. Even if today’s dressage training conditions aren’t optimal, they present an opportunity to familiarize the young horse with such new situations. Have a look to see how the Olympic champion masters this task.
Duration: 00:10:07 Minutes
We now follow the still-growing Deliano as a 6 and 7-year old. Uta Gräf practices transitions with him before riding different canter exercises. The aim is to further the basic "riding over the back to the hand" and introduce the exercises in a playful way.
Duration: 00:18:16 Minutes