Soma Bay part 3: Transitions, counter canter and turn on the haunches



https://cdn.wehorse.com/video/stream/0/0/0/0/0/1/5/8/de/images/cover.jpg 2015-11-23T00:00:00+01:00

Having had a successful dressage competition season at Novice level, Ingrid Klimke and Soma Bay find themselves on their way to elementary level. The autumn and winter work will be used to quietly introduce the mare to the elementary work necessary. In this video, Ingrid Klimke focuses on the counter canter work and the various exercises that can help improve it.

Ingrid Klimke uses the cavaletti during both the warm-up and the working phases. Her focus is on the canter work. After several walk-canter transitions, the counter canter is also included. Naturally only on large lines and in short reprieves. During this work, the rider really needs to concentrate on the aids given to a young horse.

The rider uses an active walk break to introduce Soma Bay to the turn on the haunches, before ending the work by really encouraging the mare to travel forward in a big swinging trot.

You will learn in this video:

  • What are the basic requirements of a good counter canter
  • Which exercises can help you improve the counter canter
  • How to introduce turn on the haunches in a working session 

Further videos in this series: 

Ingrid Klimke

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

Related videos

The school of Légèreté Part 1: Theoretical basis

Philippe Karl

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

Improve and develop impulsion

Ingrid Klimke

Supported by her mentor Major Paul Stecken we watch as Ingrid Klimke works the 4-year-old Trakhener mare, Eternity, following classical training methods to improve impulsion. We can also watch the result of beautifully correct training as Eternity takes part in her first competition. 

Duration: 20:01 Minutes

Ingrid Klimke works with student Laura on correct use of the rider’s aids

Ingrid Klimke

The 5-year-old Saint Ledger has only just started his basic training. In this lesson, we concentrate on familiarising him to the rider’s aids and despite being in an unfamiliar environment, relaxing in his body and mind.

Duration: 09:08 Minutes

Working with long reins part 2: Reinsetting & first long reining exercises for the horse

Saskia Gunzer

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

The school of Légèreté Part 6: Riding in a double bridle

Philippe Karl

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