Basic Training for Riding Horses
Volume 3: The Six-Year-Old Horse
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.
is an Olympic and world champion who follows in the tracks of her famous father, the dressage legend, Dr. Reiner Klimke. She is the only professional rider in the world who rides successfully at the international level in both dressage and eventing. She trains by her father’s famous motto: “Riding should improve the beauty and strength of the horse.” With this in mind, Klimke trains her horses to be as versatile as possible. She believes that forcing young horses to specialize too soon can prevent them from developing to the best of their ability. Using a multi-disciplinary (cross-training) approach, she enhances their skills and compensates for their weaknesses. Under Ingrid Klimke’s tutelage, your young horse will learn with enjoyment and enthusiasm. The training of horses should be fun, allowing both horse and rider to shine.