Dressage in detail Part 3: Improve throughness & halts



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How can one tell if a horse is really through?
Dr. Reiner Klimke explains with several horses, ridden by Ingrid and Michael Klimke, the criteria of a correctly ridden horse that is letting the aids through as well as how one can tell if the riders aids are not really being allowed through. The foundation for correct riding lies in being able to see and feel this.

Young horses need to first learn how to stand in a balanced and square halt under the rider. A consistent correction at the right moment and in the right place is asked. With the help of slow-motion footage, Dr. Reiner Klimke explains the possibilities for correcting the horse and how they work.

How can one ensure their correction is truly effective? Which weight, leg and rein aids should the rider give in the halt and what is the difference between taking and pulling. Dr. Reiner Klimke gives the answers in this video.

You will learn in this video: 

  • How a truly through horse looks and also what shows it is not through
  • How the aids for a halt are given 
  • The possibilities for correcting a horse so he stands squarely in a consistent yet harmonic way

Further videos in this series: 

Dr. Reiner Klimke

The lawyer from Münster was already a riding legend in his lifetime. Taking part in six Olympic Games as well as his incredible success in European and World Championships made him one of the most amazing and successful dressage riders in the world. 

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