The School of Légèreté Part 9: Spanish Walk



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Philippe Karl does not see the Spanish walk as a circus trick but more as an important training and gymnasticizing exercise, that forms part of the classical education, increasing the freedom of the shoulder and a valuable exercise to help with learning Passage. By combining this with the trot work the French Master believes any horse can learn a correct Passage.

As usual, the work starts on the ground. Philippe Karl will show us how he teaches his horses Spanish Walk step by step up to the impressive result under the saddle that you will see at the end of this video.  

You will learn in this video:

  • Why the Spanish walk can be a very valuable exercise fur furthering the horse’s higher training
  • How important the desire to go forward is
  • How to transfer what you teach on the ground, to successful Spanish walk under saddle

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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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