Regular jumping training as well as riding outside the arena, are an important part of any horse’s education. The surefootedness, calmness, and self-confidence of young horses is increased and even for dressage horses, the jump training is great for balance and strength.
This video series follows the training of the young gelding Just Paul with Olympic Champion Ingrid Klimke, filmed over a two-year period. After his first competition start in the last video, we are now watching his first time jumping. The first small jumps go smoothly, helped by following a quiet, experienced horse. Guide poles at an angle at the side of the jumps make it easier for the young horse to do the right thing from the start and avoid any potential run-outs.
One month later Just Paul heads to his first cross country outing. Every horse should learn to go through water, for even dressage horses may need to go through a puddle one day. Jumping training is a valuable way to vary the daily training of the horse in order to keep them openminded and motivated.
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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
Showjumping training, built according to the natural ability of each horse, is a fabulous possibility to gymnasticize and stretch a horse, both on the lunge and under saddle. Philippe Karl feels it belongs in the training of every horse.
Duration: 09:02 Minutes
Based on three examples, typical problems in the showjumping training will be discussed. It becomes clear that the improvement of permeability, as well as the development of shear and load capacity, are elementary steps on the way to the training of a successful jumping horse.
Duration: 11:38 Minutes
The cavaletti exercises are an excellent way of preparing for the show jumping ring or cross country. In this video we watch as Olympic Champion Ingrid Klimke shows us exercises for improving tight turns, correct take-off distance and the activity before a jump.
Duration: 20:17 Minutes
Riding a jumping course requires a lot of practice and fine-tuning until the tempo changes, the tight turns, the different tasks and jump combinations are mastered safely. In this video, several horses are shown as an example of the way to a good course.
Duration: 16:17 Minutes
The training of a successful and satisfied jumper requires a lot of patience, the right exercises and important basics in the flatwork. Jumping expert Elmar Pollmann-Schweckhorst demonstrates in this video what matters when you start riding show jumping.
Duration: 18:42 Minutes