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Basic Training of the Young Horse: Dressage, Jumping, Cross-country

Basic Training of the Young Horse: Dressage, Jumping, Cross-country

Basic Training of the Young Horse: Dressage, Jumping, Cross-country by Ingrid and Reiner Klimke. This new edition of the highly-regarded international bestseller illustrates the correct way to establish a sound, versatile training foundation in a young horse. Based on extensive experience, author Reiner Klimke advises on the early education of the foal, longeing and freework, progressive training under saddle, and eventual preparation for competition. Now enhanced with all new color photographs and helpful tips from his daughter, Ingrid—a respected rider and competitor in her own right—the Basic Training of the Young Horse remains the modern standard on horse training. Read more…
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Basic Training of the Young Horse: Dressage, Jumping, Cross-country. This new edition of the highly-regarded international bestseller illustrates the correct way to establish a sound, versatile training foundation in a young horse. Reiner Klimke's self-trained horses went on to achieve success at the highest levels in several disciplines, many of them becoming World Champions. Here, based on his extensive experience, he advises the reader on the early education of the foal, longeing and freework, progressive training under saddle, and eventual preparation for competition. Now enhanced with all new color photographs and helpful tips from his daughter, Ingrid, the Basic Training of the Young Horse is poised to again become the modern standard on horse training.

Ingrid Klimke is a former international trainer of dressage, show jumping, and event horses, and currently competes for Germany as an event rider. She appeared at four Olympics, from 2000 to 2012, and with her horse Abraxxas, she has won two gold medals in team eventing at the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics. In January 2012, she became the second woman ever to be promoted to “Reitmeister” (Riding Master), a special title of the German Equestrian Federation. Her father, Reiner Klimke (1936–1999), was one of the most famous and successful dressage riders of all time. Winning Olympic Dressage team gold medals in 1964, 1968, 1976, 1984, 1988, and the individual gold in 1984 on his most famous horse, Ahlerich. Early in his riding career he competed in eventing and was a member of the winning West German three-day event team at the 1959 European Championships, and competed for West Germany in the 1960 summer Olympics.

Trafalgar Square Books, Third Edition. Paperback. 216 pages. ISBN: 978-1570767609