Horses do not think like people, rather they react to what they notice and feel in that moment. One should remember this every time they ride. In order to ride harmonic transitions and adjust the tempo one must be able to co-ordinate the application of the aids correctly. After the technical details we saw in the video, “The successful halt Part 1: technique and feeling”, we are now shown the practical application of a horse being ridden from the back end to the front. The preparation and the order of the aids is important here. Whether in walk, trot or canter a rider must learn how to hold the horse with their back and legs, develop feel for the correct amount and timing of the aids, so as to produce correct half- and entire halts.
Whether it is for riding transitions harmonically or simply to adjust the tempo, one must be able to co-ordinate the application of the aids correctly.
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The successful halt is the key to good riding and based on the aids coming together correctly. There is hardly any other exercise that is applied so often yet with so little sureness and knowledge.
Duration: 16:05 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
Working in long reins is a fascinating possibility to school your horse in all the movements without the weight of a rider on his back. With the necessary preparation work in hand, teaching the horse these long reining exercises should be easily achieved. Once the first step forwards and the first turn have been achieved a serpentine through the entire arena is not far off.
Duration: 26:09 Minutes
This video allows you to follow the young dressage horse “Just Paul” and Ingrid Klimke during his first training session with Paul Stecken!
Duration: 23:13 Minutes
The desire of the horse to go forward, combined with bending the hindquarters is the basis of a good piaffe. Philippe Karl uses various exercises to teach his horses the piaffe and bring them into perfect balance. Every horse can learn to passage correctly when one sensitively combines the Spanish walk with the trot, something the world-renowned trainer has seen continually happen over the years.
Duration: 21:17 Minutes