The young gelding “Just Paul” had just started his dressage training with Ingrid Klimke in the first two parts of this series. Ingrid Klimke receives help from her mentor Paul Stecken. The aids are explained to the young horse from the very beginning of the warm-up. Guiding him with the outside rein, half halts and lengthening the strides in trot are practiced.
Due to wind and building work going on near the arena Just Paul is quite distracted, getting tense and shying. Ingrid Klimke works on getting him to pay attention and relax in his body and mind by riding quietly, staying relaxed and rewarding him with her voice. Nearly two months later Just Paul is much more advanced in his dressage training and does the cavaletti work without worrying about the noise and building work going on next to the arena.
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She is an Olympic Gold Medallist and World Champion and is following in the footsteps of her famous father, dressage legend Reiner Klimke. Ingrid Klimke is one of the few professional riders in the world that is successful at an international level in both eventing as well as dressage.> more
Lateral movements are of great importance when it comes to gymnasticizing the horse. Shoulder-in, travers, renvers and counter shoulder-in, as well as fluidly transitioning from one to another result in a chance to play with the balance of the horse. Well executed, those movements lead to an increase in flexibility, suppleness and a prompt reaction to the aids of the rider.
Duration: 10:44 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
In the same way that the training of the lateral work under the rider plays a big role in gymnasticizing the horse, so too does the same work in the long reins. Saskia Gunzer shows us how she trains the lateral work, piaffe, passage and the Spanish walk, all in long reins.
Duration: 25:46 Minutes
Supported by her mentor Major Paul Stecken we watch as Ingrid Klimke works the 4-year-old Trakhener mare, Eternity, following classical training methods to improve impulsion. We can also watch the result of beautifully correct training as Eternity takes part in her first competition.
Duration: 20:01 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