In this training video, the focus is placed on the use of the rider’s aids. Saint Ledger is a 5-year-old Hanoverian gelding owned and trained by Laura, a keen eventer. Due to a high percentage of TB blood, he is a late developer and is being trained accordingly. In this lesson with Ingrid Klimke, we can see Saint Ledger is somewhat distracted by his first time in a new arena. In such a situation, it is important that the young horse reacts to the leg. By riding curving lines, half halts and transitions, Laura is able to improve him working through his body to the hand. Familiarising him to the rider’s aids and searching for a sensitive and steady contact with the hand helps the gelding concentrate and increases suppleness.
To ensure that Laura can’t use her hands to try and correct the contact, she bridges her reins. This is a very good test to see if your hands are quiet enough and is actually much more difficult than it looks.
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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
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