Based on the 2-year-old stallions "A clever boy" and "Liberal" Kathrin Roida shows how the basic groundwork not only serves the education but also facilitates the everyday handling of the horse considerably. It is about promoting the response to fine aids on the ground.
One of the most important first exercises when training the horse on groundwork is the mastery of driving and regulating aids. Your horse should be able to stop, stand and go backward without you having to pull the rope. Kathrin Roida will show you how to teach your horse how to look after your voice and equipment aids.
A smooth hand change on the hand is not as easy as one might suspect at first. The horse should not get too close to the instructor or over his shoulder. You will see in this training video how it works and why one side can work better than the other one.
Further videos in this series:
Gymnasticizing work in hand Part 2: Lateral movement
Gymnasticizing work in hand Part 3: Training the horse on the lunge and at liberty
Gymnasticizing work in hand Part 4: chewing and bending exercises
Gymnasticizing work in hand Part 5: yielding and crossing over
You will learn in this video:
Kathrin Roida is committed to classic dressage. In hand and under saddle, she trains horses in an appropriate and sustainable way. With her work she wants to promote the health of the horse over the years.> 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
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
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
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
Once the basics of rhythm and suppleness have been established it is time to work on contact, as the next phase of the training. A steady contact should consist of a soft connection between the hands of the rider and the mouth of the horse. Pulling the head is never the solution. The movement should come from behind resulting in a horse that comes through the body to the bit and hands.
Duration: 16:26 Minutes