In this training session, the pair are concentrating on the canter work. One goal for the jump to elementary level is refining the walk-canter-walk transitions, with Ingrid Klimke using the help of the cavaletti. This ensures that the walk between the canter transitions remains active and stays in rhythm.
Gradually Soma Bay learns to carry more weight behind. This is required for learning the counter canter which is also included in today’s training plan. It is especially interesting to see how consistently and precisely Ingrid Klimke works in order to refine and minimize her aids, both here and in the turn on the haunches.
It is interesting to see how to canter-walk transitions can be used as an exercise to improve the general canter work but also as a dressage movement to be perfected by the use of complementary training. It proves to us how technical the approach of dressage can be, and how important it is to build the training step by step.
Further videos in this series:
Soma Bay Part 1: The First Steps of the Training Scale - Rhythm, Suppleness & Contact
Soma Bay Part 2: Dressage Training Outside the Arena
Soma Bay Part 3: Transitions, Counter Canter and Turn on the Haunches
Soma Bay Part 5: Trot-Halt Transitions and Riding Simple Changes
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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
We work on establishing a steady contact, a soft and rubbery connection between the rider’s hands and the horse’s mouth that receives the energy from the horse’s hindquarters. This supports the development of pushing power.
Duration: 00:16:26 Minutes
The desire of the horse to go forward, combined with bending the hindquarters is the basis of a good piaffe. Philippe Karl uses various exercises to teach his horses the piaffe and bring them into perfect balance. Every horse can learn to passage correctly when one sensitively combines the Spanish walk with the trot, something the world-renowned trainer has seen continually happen over the years.
Duration: 00:21:17 Minutes
This series allows you to watch as Olympic medallist, Ingrid Klimke, trains the young dressage gelding “Just Paul” over two years. Even though the training conditions were not optimal today, this provides an opportunity to get the young horse used to a new situation. Watch how Ingrid does it!
Duration: 00:10:07 Minutes
In her dressage training, Ingrid Klimke received regular coaching from her mentor Major Paul Stecken. In today’s training session, they work with the 4-year-old Trakehner mare Eternity on developing impulsion according to the classical training principles.
Duration: 00:20:01 Minutes
“Just Paul” is a very talented 3-year-old gelding. You will be able to follow his development over a period of two years. This will allow you to watch in real-time how Olympic champion Ingrid Klimke – under the watchful eye of her mentor Major Paul Stecken – carefully trains her young horse.
Duration: 00:23:13 Minutes