High Noon Part 5: Collecting the Horse, Use of the Double Bridle and Spurs



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Philippe Karl has been working with High Noon now for 12 months. What started as avoiding the bit has now become a constant connection with the gelding reaching happily for the bit and able to reach for longer. Collecting the horse is now the next step of the training.

The French Riding Master has just started introducing the double bridle and explains in this video the correct use and functions of the separately held reins. The spurs are used by Philippe Karl to enable a subtle reaction from High Noon and not as a way to reinforce the leg aids. He shows us how we can familiarise the horse to the spurs, this being important to prevent unwanted reactions later on.

We can clearly see that High Noon has improved in all the movements. The horse is now able to collect and shows the beginnings of the School Walk, bends his hindquarters visibly in the rein back and is becoming stronger in the medium trot. He even does his first flying change along the long side. 

Further videos in this series:

High Noon Part 1: Lunging, Correcting the Contact and Acceptance of the Bit
High Noon Part 2: Lunging and Preparatory Exercises on the Ground for the Horse
High Noon Part 3: Riding With Contact and Reaching for the Bit
High Noon Part 4: Lateral Movements and Preparation for Flying Changes
High Noon Part 6: School Walk, Flying Changes and Preparation for Piaffe and Passage

You will learn in this video:

  • Spurs should only be used once the horse reacts well to the leg without the spur
  • How Philippe Karl introduce collecting work to his horses
  • How the double bridle is used to encourage High Noon to stretch his neck

Philippe Karl

Philippe Karl was a rider for famous Cadre Noir in France for thirteen years. He has made a worldwide name for himself as a trainer, author, and founder of the Ecole de Légèreté.

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