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: Exercises to improve extension; rhythm; relaxation; contact between the rider’s hands and the horse’s mouth; familiarization with rider aids; half- and full halts; transitions; signs of suppleness; first show ring experiences; and much more. Pole work (cavalletti): Introduction to the technique and work on the longe line. Jumping: First jumping obstacles; use of a lead horse; and gymnastic series. Cross-country: Use of the safety seat; first jumping obstacles; introduction to water; work uphill and downhill.
65 minutes Region 1 - North America
Pub Date: 2008
List Price: $49.95
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Item #: 2042