Basic Training of the Young Horse

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Globe Pequot, 2000 - Sports & Recreation - 144 pages
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Reiner Klimke was one of the world's most versatile and successful riders and trainers. Olympic gold medallist, World Dressage Champion, and European Horse Trials Champion were just a few of his achievements. How did Reiner Klimke achieve so much? How did he pick his horses? How did he train them? What was his philosophy? These questions and more are answered in this book, a worldwide best seller, which has sold over 30,000 copies in this first English language edition translated by Sigrid Young and edited by Jane Kidd. Every aspect of the education of a young horse is covered in this book including: education of the foal; lungeing and backing; loose schooling; principles of flatwork; development of the gaits; problem solving; forward and lateral aids; training horses with temperament and conformation faults; the development of 'Schwung'; work over ground poles; jumping; and fitness training plans. (6 X 9, 144 pages, color photos, illustrations, diagrams)

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The Goals of Basic Training
Lungeing and First Mounting
Loose Schooling
The Principles of Basic Training
To Straighten the Natural Crookedness of the Horse
Tips for the Training of Horses with Difficult Temperaments
Cavalletti Work
Cavalletti work with a rider
Hacking Out

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From Foal to Full-Grown
Janet Lorch
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About the author (2000)

Reiner Klimke won the gold medal for dressage at the Tokyo Olympics in 1964 and was a five-time European dressage champion. He was also chosen to represent Germany in the Olympic Games in Mexico in 1968 and Munich in 1972. Ingrid Klimke is a former international trainer of dressage and eventing.

Kidd has ridden internationally in both show jumping and dressage.

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