It is important for the young horse to experience lots of variation within their training, ensuring they get used to being in new situations. Regular gymnastic jumping is fantastic to strengthen muscles, body awareness and improve balance as well as keeping the horse motivated in his training. We watch as Ingrid Klimke and her husband, Andreas Busacker, show us three 4-year-old horses being introduced to gymnastic jumping for the first time. We learn what to be aware of and how the training can be continued afterwards.
The most important thing with young horses is that they learn they can trust you in a new situation and environment and not to push them too far too soon. Thoughtful and considerate riding, such as following a more experienced horse or adjusting the jumps, makes it easier for the young horse to succeed in the new work. This way the horse has a positive experience and will look forward to the next training session.
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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 cavaletti exercises are an excellent way of preparing for the show jumping ring or cross country. In this video we watch as Olympic Champion Ingrid Klimke shows us exercises for improving tight turns, correct take-off distance and the activity before a jump.
Duration: 20:17 Minutes
Regular show jumping and cross-country training is a terrific way to improve balance and strength, for dressage horses as well and helps keep young horses motivated and relaxed. Watch as Just Paul pops over his first jumps under saddle.
Duration: 12:55 Minutes
Gymnasticizing, strengthen, a change in the day to day training: The cavaletti training has many positive benefits. Olympic Champion Ingrid Klimke explains in this video the basics for using cavaletti successfully and demonstrates various exercises done in walk.
Duration: 17:19 Minutes
Let’s go to the first jumps. Eva Deimel takes the next step with you. By trotting and galloping over a cavaletti, you can prepare yourself for the first exercises with obstacles, get an idea of the distances, and solidify the dressage skills you will need for show jumping.
Duration: 25:49 Minutes
Based on three examples, typical problems in the showjumping training will be discussed. It becomes clear that the improvement of permeability, as well as the development of shear and load capacity, are elementary steps on the way to the training of a successful jumping horse.
Duration: 11:38 Minutes