In this video, Just Paul has been training with Ingrid Klimke for almost six months and starts to be familiar with the use of the riding aids. Ingrid receives regular help in the dressage from her mentor, retired Major, Paul Stecken, his vast experience, and insistence on the correct fundamentals being helpful for all riders.
It is important at the beginning of his education to make sure the young horse understands the aids so that there are no misunderstandings and the horse learns day by day to react to the subtlest signals given by the rider. Ingrid Klimke explains how she teaches the horse to react sensitively and promptly to the leg aids and what role spurs and whips have in her training.
As Just Paul finds it very easy to curl behind the vertical he sometimes goes behind the bit. We see very clearly how Ingrid Klimke, through the correct use of the necessary aids, teaches him to develop a correct contact with the bit.
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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
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
Philippe Karl gives us not only a theoretical understanding but also explains how to put this into practice, today teaching a horse the canter transitions. He uses various arena figures and lateral work to help the horse. It is interesting to watch how the French Master teaches the flying changes, from working canter to counter canter on a circle. A high degree of collection is necessary before commencing the canter pirouettes.
Duration: 21:19 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
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
Spookiness is part of the natural behavior of horses. For success at competitions as well as for harmonic riding at home, the horse needs to learn to trust his rider and stay relaxed even in unusual or worrying situations. Uta Gräf shows how she prepares her horses at home in their everyday training for such circumstances.
Duration: 13:08 Minutes