Kathrin Roida uses a cavesson for the lunge work. She explains what we should concentrate on when lunging and which exercises are most useful to help your horse move in a loose and supple way, with a relaxed swinging back.
If your horse has learned to soften and yield with the shoulder you can begin to train a fluid change of direction on the lunge. Kathrin Roida shows us how. Beginning in walk and once the aids are established and it's going well, try it in trot or even canter.
Another part of training your horse can be done at liberty. He has the chance to let off some steam and you can more easily observe how he moves and analyze any crookedness. Kathrin Roida shows us how best to use the groundwork and specific lunge work to be able to guide your horse with the finest of aids when training at liberty.
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In this video series, you get to experience Ingrid Klimke training the young gelding, Just Paul, over two years following classical training methods. Understanding the leg aids is a very important part of the training in order for the horse to be able to react to subtle actions of the rider in the future.
Duration: 14:26 Minutes
The correct introduction to cross country jumps as well as going through the water is an essential foundation for further training of young horses. Riding in new surroundings and on uneven ground increases sure-footedness and self-confidence of the horses.
Duration: 21:44 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
Spookiness is part of the natural behavior of horses. For success at competitions as well as for harmonic riding at home, the horse needs to learn to trust his rider and stay relaxed even in unusual or worrying situations. Uta Gräf shows how she prepares her horses at home in their everyday training for such circumstances.
Duration: 13:08 Minutes
This series allows you to peek into how Olympic Medallist, Ingrid Klimke, trains the young gelding “Just Paul” over a two-year time frame, from a green youngster into a motivated and willing partner. A training plan with lots of variation, familiarising him with lots of new situations without over facing them, is important in the successful development of a young horse.
Duration: 09:32 Minutes