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.
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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
Those who wish to understand the philosophy of Philippe Karl and his School of Légèreté should firstly understand the theoretical aspects behind it. The foundation of his teachings is harmony and balance between horse and rider. The effectiveness of the rider plays a deciding role on the journey their training takes.
Duration: 10:59 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
The 5-year-old Saint Ledger has only just started his basic training. In this lesson, we concentrate on familiarising him to the rider’s aids and despite being in an unfamiliar environment, relaxing in his body and mind.
Duration: 09:08 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
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