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.
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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.> more
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