The Five Year-Old Horse
By Ingrid Klimke. 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.
DVD, 91 minutes. ISBN 4260000132538