Philippe Karl considers a horse fully trained only when it can perform all the lateral movements as well as passage and piaffe. However, jumping training is also part of the classical education of every horse. It is not an end in itself but an opportunity to gymnasticize the horse and stretch it from nose to tail. In addition, it’s good training for the horse’s brain. He learns to pay attention and find the correct take-off distance. Naturally, he should not be over faced, the fences only as high as he is comfortable jumping. Jumping training is then very valuable and a great variation in everyday training.
As for dressage training, riding jumps can be prepared by lunging the horse near and over the jumps. Once again Philippe Karl will demonstrate that the philosophy of the School of Légèreté is centered on the horse, his well-being and the respect of his abilities.
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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
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