A new chair in the corner or a rider behind a bush - there are always occasions for a young horse to be distracted during dressage training. In this video, Ingrid Klimke shows you how you can patiently but surely accustom your horse to new situations and how you can improve the self-confidence of the horse during his basic training.
Donnalucata is rather light on the neck and should, therefore, learn to carry herself better and shift more weight on to the hindquarters. Ingrid Klimke's goal is to achieve an even leaning, with the neck as the highest point. During the walk-trot transitions, the Olympic champion shows how she prevents the horse from avoiding the riding aids.
Ingrid Klimke already includes the trot-hold and hold-trot transitions as part of the basic training of her young horses. Playfully, she teaches the mare to stay straight on the first riding line before trying on an open line. During the transition to canter, the horse should stay calm but promptly jump uphill.
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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
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
Once the basics of rhythm and suppleness have been established it is time to work on contact, as the next phase of the riding 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
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
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
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: 16:05 Minutes