The work that has been done to bend the horse on the ground, is now being continued under the saddle. Philippe Karl begins the work again with the chewing and sideways bending exercises in halt and walk. This way the horse learns the rein aids and leg aids separately. Once the transitions between walk and trot are working well the lateral work can begin. Shoulder-in, renvers, counter shoulder-in and travers. This is initially done on a circle and later in a straight line and in trot. The lateral work is the key to correctly gymnasticize the horse in its education and to correct any problems. Bending exercises are the first step towards suppleness. A horse capable of bending softly and equally on both sides will go easier trough the next step of the training which includes various types of lateral movement on all three paces.
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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.> more
In this video we see two 5-year-old horses established for the elementary dressage exercises. We watch the first horse in a training session and the second at a competition in an elementary test, ridden and commentated on by Reiner Klimke.
Duration: 12:52 Minutes
The 5-year-old Saint Ledger has only just started his basic training. In this lesson, we concentrate on familiarising him to the rider’s aids and despite being in an unfamiliar environment, relaxing in his body and mind.
Duration: 09:08 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
In this video series, you get to experience Ingrid Klimke training the young gelding, Just Paul, over two years following classical training methods. Understanding the leg aids is a very important part of the training in order for the horse to be able to react to subtle actions of the rider in the future.
Duration: 14:26 Minutes
Correct riding, as well as riding transitions, entails riding from “the back end to the front” (as one says). Reinhart Koblitz shows in this video exactly what that means and most importantly, how this applies to half- and entire halts.
Duration: 19:09 Minutes