This films series documents the training of the young horse Just Paul by the Olympic champion Ingrid Klimke over a period of two years. After seven months of training, Just Paul is now ready for his first competition start in a pre-novice dressage class.
To prevent hectic and additional nervousness on the competition day, you should plan enough time for preparation. Plaiting or loading the horse should be practiced a couple of time before in order to have a peaceful and relaxed horse. For the arrival on the show place, you should allow enough time for the horse to have a look at the unfamiliar surroundings and possibly release him from tension by lunging him or riding him enough.
In this video, you can see Ingrid Klimke and Just Paul coping with the hustle and bustle of the warm-up place and going through their first test together.
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 3: dressage training in windy and noisy conditions
Just Paul Part 4: The leg aids and a correct contact
Just Paul part 5: Preparation for the first competition
Just Paul Part 7: Riding outside & first jumping training
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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
Once the basics of rhythm and suppleness have been established it is time to work on contact, as the next phase of the training. A steady contact should consist of a soft connection between the hands of the rider and the mouth of the horse. Pulling the head is never the solution. The movement should come from behind resulting in a horse that comes through the body to the bit and hands.
Duration: 16:26 Minutes
This series allows you to watch as Olympic medallist, Ingrid Klimke, trains the young dressage gelding “Just Paul” over two years. Even though the training conditions were not optimal today, this provides an opportunity to get the young horse used to a new situation. Watch how Ingrid does it!
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