The school of Légèreté Part 6: Riding in a double bridle



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For Philippe Karl, the double bridle is a superb way to communicate with the horse in a very specific manner. He uses the Fillis hold as he can then use the snaffle and the curb separately. Of course, the horse must first become accustomed to the double bridle, with Philippe Karl again beginning this work from the ground and then carrying this over when sitting in the saddle. The flexion and bend is achieved with the snaffle and the curb used to improve the stretching and rounding of the poll.


Further videos in this series:
 
The school of Légèreté Part 1: Theoretical basis
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 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:

  • How a horse should respond to the double bridle from the ground and the saddle
  • Everything about the Fillis hold and its uses
  • Why the horse should lengthen the neck while lowering the head

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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