Cross country outings also belong in the basic training of a young horse. Familiarising a horse to new surroundings and on varying terrain helps increase their self-confidence and awareness of where they put their feet. Young horses learn to be brave and less spooky. We watch this video as Ingrid and her husband, Andreas Busacker, take three 4-year-old horses to their first cross country training session.
The discipline in which the horse will later be ridden isn’t important; the young horses learn step by step to master their first cross country jump, go through water and pop over a small ditch. Regular hill training builds muscles and increases sure-footedness as well as balance. It is important to make the young horse feel safe in a new environment, not do too much at once and make the cross country training a positive experience for him so he looks forward to the next one.
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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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Duration: 09:02 Minutes
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Duration: 16:17 Minutes
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Duration: 20:25 Minutes
In this video, jumping expert Elmar Pollmann-Schweckhorst explains typical mistakes and corrections while riding jumping using three example horses. Targeted exercises based on a training course according to the training scale lead to stress-free and successful jumping training.
Duration: 10:10 Minutes
Being able to ride away from the rails/tracks, land in the right gallop or vary the number of strides between two cavalettis – in this video, Eva Deimel shows you important basic jumping exercises that you can easily manage with proper dressage training.
Duration: 34:41 Minutes