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. The canter work is definitely the biggest challenge.
There needs to be enough energy in this work without the horse becoming hectic. The horse must be able to canter in a well-balanced and collected way and the trainer needs to learn how to continue giving subtle and precise aids at a faster tempo.
Saskia Gunzer shows us in this video how she trains the horse step by step in order to achieve a collected canter that will be the basis of more technical exercises. Counter canter, single flying changes, tempi changes, as well as half pass and pirouettes are valuable exercises when it comes to canter work.
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For many years she has been a successful trainer of work in hand, non-competitive dressage, trick training and the work in long reins, and trains horses of all breeds in the high school movements.> more
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
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
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
Correct riding, as well as riding transitions, entails riding from “the back end to the front” (as one says). Reinhart Koblitz shows in this video exactly what that means and most importantly, how this applies to half- and entire halts.
Duration: 19:09 Minutes
Once the horse has been familiarised to the effects of the double bridle on the ground, Philippe Karl then continues this from the saddle. He rides using the Fillis hold, enabling the use of the two bits separately.
Duration: 09:16 Minutes