First gymnastic jumping exercises for the 4-year-old horses 2014-10-30T00:00:00+01:00

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.


You will learn in this video:

  • What are the first steps of gymnastic jumping
  • How to manage unexpected reactions from a young horse
  • What kind of gymnastic jumping exercises are suitable for young horses

Ingrid Klimke

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.

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