The school of Légèreté Part 1: Theoretical basis 2014-11-11T00:00:00+01:00

Balance between horse and rider at every gait in every situation is the goal of our training. The principles of Philippe Karl and his School of Légèreté are explained by the experienced trainer with sketches that he himself drew, for the video “Classical Dressage”. From understanding the proportions of the body, the way the back, abdominals, and muscles of the neck work together, the explanation of the aids with the hand, leg and seat of the rider through to the Piaffe and Passage, Philippe Karl explains the principles and methods with which he schools his horses.

Further videos in this series: 
The school of Légèreté Part 2: Lunging is an important part of the training of horses
The school of Légèreté Part 3: Preparing the horse with ground work
The school of Légèreté Part 4: Suppling the horse with bending exercises
The school of Légèreté Part 5: Canter transitions, flying changes, pirouettes
The school of Légèreté Part 6: Riding in a double bridle
The school of Légèreté Part 7: Combined lateral movements
The school of Légèreté Part 8: Jumping training on the lunge and under saddle
The school of Légèreté Part 9: Spanish Walk
The school of Légèreté Part 10: Piaffe and Passage

You will learn in this video:

  • The groundlines of the philosophy of the School of Légèreté
  • How a horse distributes his weight when in motion
  • How being able to influence the balance of the horse is key to training

Philippe Karl

Philippe Karl was a rider for famous Cadre Noir in France for thirteen years. He has made a worldwide name for himself as a trainer, author, and founder of the Ecole de Légèreté.

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