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 correct rhythm and stretching the neck forward and downwards, and explains how important it is for further dressage exercises.
About the carrying and the correct half halt: "I do not want to bustle, that's his job, that he trots actively on the circle”. Look at how Ingrid motivates the stallion to produce 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: taking more weight behind and trying to work with the poll as the highest point. Ingrid shows you which exercises in walk, trot, and canter she does during her dressage training and how to react when your horse stiffens or becomes crooked.
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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.> more
The successful halt is the key to good riding and based on the aids coming together correctly. There is hardly any other exercise that is applied so often yet with so little sureness and knowledge.
Duration: 00:16:05 Minutes
For this training series, we follow Uta Gräf being filmed at regular intervals, as she trains her 7-year-old gelding, Helios. Collecting work is a very important step to prepare to horse for more technical dressage movements. In this first video, we see how lateral work and flying changes can be prepared with various collecting exercises.
Duration: 00:16:24 Minutes
Half pass is the next step of the training for Helios. 3 months after the first training videos we can see that the contact became steadier and that the horse is ready for more difficult exercises. In this video you will see how Uta progressively builds up her training session, using leg yielding and transitions as preparatory exercises for the half pass.
Duration: 00:09:21 Minutes
Supported by her mentor Major Paul Stecken we watch as Ingrid Klimke works the 4-year-old Trakhener mare, Eternity, following classical training methods to improve impulsion. We can also watch the result of beautifully correct training as Eternity takes part in her first competition.
Duration: 00:20:01 Minutes
Once the horse feels comfortable with the chewing and bending exercises from the ground, they can be continued under the saddle. Philippe Karl works on simple transitions between walk and trot. Correctly ridden lateral work is the key to really gymnasticizing the horse.
Duration: 00:18:39 Minutes