Basics of dressage – Exercises for a 4-year-old horse



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Ingrid Klimke starts after the 10-minute walk phase with Cavaletti to improve the attention and agility of the stallion. In the warm-up phase, she shows you how to ride your horse in the collection and with the neck extension and how important it is for further dressage exercises.

About the carrying and the right half parade: "I do not want to bustle, that's his job, that he trots active and collected on the circle”. Look at how Ingrid motivates the stallion to have an active tempo without having to keep pushing. The half-halt is also a decisive exercise for proper dressage. Ingrid explains exactly how it works.

The goal in the work phase: More load absorption on the hindlegs and keep a relatively high attitude for the stallion. Ingrid shows you which exercises in walk, trot, and canter she does during her dressage training and how to react when your horse gets to closed or twists the neck.

You will learn in this video:

  • How you can improve the impulsion of your horse
  • How to give half halts correctly and react more subtly to your horse
  • Refresh your knowledge of the basic dressage exercises you can use in your daily training

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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