The beginnings of the medium trot are a change between shortening and lengthening the steps. Dr. Reiner Klimke shows and comments on several L-horses, which are prepared for the medium trot from exercises such as serpentines or the volte.
Important prerequisites for a good medium trot are the preservation of the rhythm and the previous straightening. On the gelding "Abendsee", the young Ingrid Klimke shows which exercises she is using to prepare for the medium trot in order to be able to let the momentum come through from the hindquarters in a straight line.
Waving front legs, coming only from the shoulder, is not a sign of a correct medium trot. Using a few examples, Dr. Reiner Klimke explains what it should look like: The hind legs step under the center of gravity, the back is lifted, the poll is the highest point, big ground covering strides are the result of the swing developed.
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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.
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Working in long reins is a fascinating possibility to school your horse in all the movements without the weight of a rider on his back. With the necessary preparation work in hand, teaching the horse these long reining exercises should be easily achieved. Once the first step forwards and the first turn have been achieved a serpentine through the entire arena is not far off.
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