You have already met the young gelding “Just Paul” in the first two episodes of this series. He is still at the very beginning of his training with Ingrid Klimke. Her mentor Major Paul Stecken is coaching her during the dressage training. In the warm-up, the young horse is already receiving a lesson in the rider’s aids. They practice accepting the outside leading rein, half halts, and lengthening the strides.
But Just Paul is quite distracted by the wind and construction noise next to the arena. He is getting tense and shying. Ingrid Klimke works on getting the young gelding’s attention and relaxation back, staying quiet and calm, and praising him whenever possible. When we see this horse again two months later during his cavaletti training, he is already much more relaxed, despite the commotion and noise at the construction site right next to the ring.
Further videos in this series:
Just Paul Part 1: First Dressage Training Session with Paul Stecken for the Young Horse
Just Paul Part 2: A Varied Training for the Young Horse
Just Paul Part 4: The Leg Aids and a Correct Contact
Just Paul Part 5: Preparation for the First Competition
Just Paul Part 6: The First Start in Competition
Just Paul Part 7: Riding Outside & First Jumping Training
You will learn in this video:
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
Ingrid Klimke coaches her student Laura in the use of correct aids with a young and still unfocused horse in an unfamiliar arena. It is very important in such situations that the young horse listens to the rider’s driving aids. Sait Ledger is a 5-year-old Hanovarian gelding who is being trained by his owner Laura.
Duration: 00:09:08 Minutes
Philippe Karl explains in great detail both the theory and practical application of teaching the horse a good canter transition. He uses a variety of arena figures and lateral work. Interestingly, the French riding master teaches the first flying changes by having the horse change from the true canter into the counter canter. In order to do pirouette work, the horse has to already be able to show a high degree of collection.
Duration: 00:21:19 Minutes
“Just Paul” is a very talented 3-year-old gelding. You will be able to follow his development over a period of two years. This will allow you to watch in real-time how Olympic champion Ingrid Klimke – under the watchful eye of her mentor Major Paul Stecken – carefully trains her young horse.
Duration: 00:23:13 Minutes
In order to carry the rider’s weight without tension and injury, the horse must lift his back and step under his center of gravity with his hindquarters. Riding a successful halt is the key. The halt arises out of the proper combination and order of seat (weight), leg, and rein aids.
Duration: 00:16:05 Minutes
In her dressage training, Ingrid Klimke received regular coaching from her mentor Major Paul Stecken. In today’s training session, they work with the 4-year-old Trakehner mare Eternity on developing impulsion according to the classical training principles.
Duration: 00:20:01 Minutes