Part 2: School of Gymnastics
In the second part of this DVD series, Philippe Karl presents gymnastic exercises to further the horse's training. He introduces the double bridle as an important aid for advanced gymnastic exercises. Then, through combined lateral work, including shoulder-in, counter shoulder-in, travers, and renvers, the balance, suppleness, and mobility of the horse are established.
This DVD also introduces jumping on the longe line and under the rider as part of the basic training of any horse, as well as flying changes in the canter, which every horse can learn if prepared and trained correctly.
In this DVD you'll learn Karl's philosophy on:
- Working at the canter
- Riding with a double bridle
- Combined lateral work
- Jumping obstacles in-hand and under saddle
- Flying lead changes
Philippe Karl, founder of the School of Légèreté, was a member of the famous Cadre Noir in France for 13 years. He is well known throughout the world as a riding instructor, trainer, and author. His impressive classical dressage presentations are treasured by those privileged enough to see them all over Europe. In clinics and courses, Karl presents the knowledge and the aesthetics of the founders of equitation, adapted to modern times.