Improve and develop impulsion 2014-12-25T00:00:00+01:00

In her dressage training, Ingrid Klimke receives regular help from her mentor Major Paul Stecken. We watch as Ingrid works with the 4-year-old Trakhener mare, Eternity, this session concentrating on improving impulsion following classical training methods. This has nothing to do with a trot with flying front legs. Correct impulsion is staying in rhythm, energetic pushing off and tracking up with the hind feet and a swinging back that allows the movement forward to a trusting contact.

Many exercises, such as riding serpentines and tracking up on the circle, ameliorate not only flexion and bend but also help activate the inside hind leg and therefore improve impulsion. At the end of the video, we can watch Eternity’s first competition start, in which the young mare is nicely relaxed and shows the rewards of correct training.

You will learn in this video:

  • Which exercises are helpful to improve impulsion without tension
  • The horse-friendly style of riding Paul Stecken demands
  • How Ingrid warms her horses up at the competition the same as she does at home 

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.

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