The school of Légèreté Part 8: Jumping training on the lunge and under saddle



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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.

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 6: Riding in a double bridle
The school of Légèreté Part 7: Combined lateral movements
The school of Légèreté Part 9: Spanish Walk
The school of Légèreté Part 10: Piaffe and Passage

 

You will learn in this video:

  • Why is jumping an important part of the training of Philipe Karl's horses
  • The advantages of including jumping training in your horse’s work
  • How to introduce the first jumping exercises on the lunge

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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