Good riding is based on the correct effectiveness a rider has on their horse. The key to this is a successful halt. The horse needs to let his back swing and step under his point of balance with his hind legs in order to be able to carry the weight of the rider without tension or blockages. The correct application of the weight, leg and rein aids all work together to achieve this, naturally, the order of the aids plays a decisive role.
One can learn the correct technique for a successful halt as well as, with lots of practice, develop the feeling for how the aids work together and in what quantity, to achieve this. Together with Olympic Champion, Ingrid Klimke and her mentor, Major Paul Stecken and the well-known Physiotherapist, Helle Katrine Kleven, we watch as Reinhart Koblitz explains and shows exactly how the aids work together for riding the halt.
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He is a riding instructor with more than 30 years of experience. During this time, he has helped his students, from the first riding badge to success in national, international competitions and championships (Olympics).> more
Once the horse has been familiarised to the effects of the double bridle on the ground, Philippe Karl then continues this from the saddle. He rides using the Fillis hold, enabling the use of the two bits separately.
Duration: 09:16 Minutes
Philippe Karl gives us not only a theoretical understanding but also explains how to put this into practice, today teaching a horse the canter transitions. He uses various arena figures and lateral work to help the horse. It is interesting to watch how the French Master teaches the flying changes, from working canter to counter canter on a circle. A high degree of collection is necessary before commencing the canter pirouettes.
Duration: 21:19 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
The desire of the horse to go forward, combined with bending the hindquarters is the basis of a good piaffe. Philippe Karl uses various exercises to teach his horses the piaffe and bring them into perfect balance. Every horse can learn to passage correctly when one sensitively combines the Spanish walk with the trot, something the world-renowned trainer has seen continually happen over the years.
Duration: 21:17 Minutes
Those who wish to understand the philosophy of Philippe Karl and his School of Légèreté should firstly understand the theoretical aspects behind it. The foundation of his teachings is harmony and balance between horse and rider. The effectiveness of the rider plays a deciding role on the journey their training takes.
Duration: 10:59 Minutes