As a 3-year-old, Just Paul is still at the very beginning of his training with Ingrid Klimke. In addition to his training under saddle, he is also free-lunged in the indoor arena and lunged over ground poles. This variety supports the development of balance, coordination, and musculature without the weight of the rider.
It is visibly still difficult for the young gelding to balance on a smaller circle on the lunge and to adjust his stride to properly navigate the ground poles. But we can see progress after a few repetitions. It is very important, especially in the basic under saddle training of a young horse, to expose the horse to a wide variety of new experiences. Familiarizing the horse early on with everyday situations such as a forward trot and canter on the trail, riding past horse pastures, or walking through puddles in the outdoor ring, will make him a reliable and motivated partner.
Further videos in this series:
Just Paul Part 1: First Dressage Training Session with Paul Stecken for the Young Horse
Just Paul Part 3: Dressage Training in Windy and Noisy Conditions
Just Paul Part 4: The Leg Aids and a Correct Contact
Just Paul Part 5: Preparation for the First Competition
Just Paul Part 6: The First Start in Competition
Just Paul Part 7: Riding Outside & First Jumping Training
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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
To estimate the distances correctly is a desirable skill for jumping courses. The first requirement is to find and know what the right riding rhythm is. Jumping trainer Eva Deimel shows you, with her student, Lea, an exercise with ground poles that you should definitely master before you start jumping courses.
Duration: 00:19:33 Minutes
Whether a more expressive canter or a better pirouette, the cavaletti exercises in canter produces amazing results. In this video, Ingrid Klimke demonstrates the various possible exercises.
Duration: 00:20:25 Minutes
Introductory cavaletti exercises on the lunge and under saddle are an important part of the training and development of the young horse, regardless of the discipline in which the horse will later specialize.
Duration: 00:10:00 Minutes
Gymnasticizing, strengthen, a change in the day to day training: The cavaletti training has many positive benefits. Olympic Champion Ingrid Klimke explains in this video the basics for using cavaletti successfully and demonstrates various exercises done in walk.
Duration: 00:17:19 Minutes
In this video series, you can follow Ingrid Klimke as she trains the young gelding Just Paul over a period of two years. Even if today’s dressage training conditions aren’t optimal, they present an opportunity to familiarize the young horse with such new situations. Have a look to see how the Olympic champion masters this task.
Duration: 00:10:07 Minutes