Philippe Karl considers a horse fully educated once he can do all the lateral movements and everything up to and including piaffe and passage. Showjumping is also part of the classical education of a horse. It is not an end in itself but a great chance to gymnasticize the horse and have him stretch from nose to tail. It also trains his 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
Being able to ride away from the rails/tracks, land in the right gallop or vary the number of strides between two cavalettis – in this video, Eva Deimel shows you important basic jumping exercises that you can easily manage with proper dressage training.
Duration: 34:41 Minutes
At the beginning of his training, a young horse needs to learn to focus on the rider’s aids. The first steps will be for him to move with suppleness, in a steady rhythm in all three paces. In this video the young Danaro, a 4-year-old stallion is presented to us by Andreas Busacker, Ingrid Klimke’s husband.
Duration: 09:15 Minutes
The correct introduction to cross country jumps as well as going through the water is an essential foundation for further training of young horses. Riding in new surroundings and on uneven ground increases sure-footedness and self-confidence of the horses.
Duration: 21:44 Minutes
Regular gymnastic jumping exercises are fantastic to strengthen muscles, increase body awareness and improve balance as well as keeping the horse motivated in his training, regardless of the discipline he will later be specialized in. It is important for the young horse to experience lots of variation within their training, ensuring they get used to being in new situations.
Duration: 16:05 Minutes
The training of a successful and satisfied jumper requires a lot of patience, the right exercises and important basics in the flatwork. Jumping expert Elmar Pollmann-Schweckhorst demonstrates in this video what matters when you start riding show jumping.
Duration: 18:42 Minutes