Basic Training for Riding Horses Vol. 3, The 6 year old horse, Ingrid Klimke
Volume 3: The Six-Year-Old Horse When you conjure up the image of an athletic, forward-moving, and motivated dressage horse, and when you consider the training guidelines espoused by the German Equestrian Federation (FN), there is only one name that deserves to immediately come to mind: Ingrid Klimke. Klimke learned how to ride and train horses correctly, from the absolute basics right through to the highest technical levels, and continues in this vein today-single-mindedly, passionately, and with the utmost success in the disciplines of dressage, eventing, and show jumping.
In Klimke's three training DVDs, the Olympic champion shares her key ideas for the successful training of horses. The main components of her training method include dressage exercises to improve suppleness and collection; pole work (cavalletti); lower level jumping obstacles; and basic training for cross-country. Klimke is ably supported in the dressage training component by Major Paul Stecken.
This DVD focuses on the following: Dressage: Lateral movement; development of flying changes; collection exercises; use of the curb; dressage outside the arena; and much more. Pole work (cavalletti): Gymnastics; circle jumping; improvement of flexibility and cadence. Jumping: Gymnastics; "skinny" jumps; turns; distances; and more. Cross-country: Canter/gallop training on hills; series of fences and obstacles; jumping into water; drop jumps.
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