Just as with the cavaletti exercises in trot, the difficulty in canter is increased gradually. The first goal is a straight in-out row, with the horse active but quiet and relaxed. This video has a choice of many different combinations and exercises, which from this foundation, can be further developed and have a noticeably positive effect on the training of your horse.
Smoother and more subtle trot-canter transitions can be achieved with two trot cavaletti and two canter cavaletti set up on a circle. The horse should travel over them in an active yet relaxed manner. The precision of the transitions can be adjusted according to the horse’s level of training.
The connection between collected movements and the cavaletti exercises in canter makes it ideal for dressage horses. Ingrid combines spiraling the circle smaller with a little travers with a shorter than normal distance in-out row as preparation for the canter pirouettes. The figure of eight on a circle is very good at helping the horse work through his entire body. The variation with the flying change in the middle of the eight challenges the concentration of the rider as well as the suppleness of the horse.
Further videos in this series:
Cavaletti Training: The appropriate equipment, correct set up and walk exercises
Cavaletti exercises in trot: improve rhythm, activity, cadence and tracking up
Cavaletti exercises in canter: turning, distances and gymnastic grids
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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
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 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
Spookiness is part of the natural behavior of horses. For success at competitions as well as for harmonic riding at home, the horse needs to learn to trust his rider and stay relaxed even in unusual or worrying situations. Uta Gräf shows how she prepares her horses at home in their everyday training for such circumstances.
Duration: 13:08 Minutes
At the beginning of his training, a young horse needs to learn to focus on the rider’s aids. The first steps will be for him to move with suppleness, in a steady rhythm in all three paces. In this video the young Danaro, a 4-year-old stallion is presented to us by Andreas Busacker, Ingrid Klimke’s husband.
Duration: 09:15 Minutes
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