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.
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 6: The First Start in Competition
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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
Let’s go to the first jumps. Eva Deimel takes the next step with you. By trotting and cantering over a cavaletti, you can prepare yourself for the first exercises with obstacles, get an idea of the distances, and solidify the dressage skills you will need for show jumping.
Duration: 00:25:49 Minutes
In this video, jumping expert Elmar Pollmann-Schweckhorst explains typical mistakes and corrections while riding jumping using three example horses. Targeted exercises based on a training course according to the training scale lead to stress-free and successful jumping training.
Duration: 00:10:10 Minutes
The training of a successful and happy 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: 00:18:42 Minutes
Cross country outings should also be part of the basic training of a young horse. Riding in unfamiliar surroundings and on varying terrain helps to increase the horses’ self-confidence and surefootedness. Ingrid Klimke and her husband, Andreas Busacker, introduce three 4-year-old horses to their first cross country jumps.
Duration: 00:21:44 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: 00:16:17 Minutes