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Review: wehorse - 'Walk-Canter Transitions & Walk Pirouettes' With Ingrid Klimke

This new training website, wehorse, which appears to have been produced in Germany, is a well constructed, clear and concise online resource which should appeal to all equestrians and their interests.

There are over 250 instructional videos covering all aspects from Dressage, Show Jumping and Eventing through to Breeding and Healthcare.

The trainers featured are all experts in their field. Although most of them are German, the English translation is excellent, and you quickly get used to their individual training styles.

There are blogs and articles of interest for all, encompassing many aspects of equestrianism.

The wehorse Online Riding Academy is accessible on any device and is available for 12 months @ £13.85 per month, or for 1 month @ £23.15, both with unlimited access to all of their content.

I feel that this is a very useful and informative website which, in the current climate, might help keep us all sane!

 

Soma Bay Part 4: Walk-Canter Transitions & Walk Pirouettes

I watched this video tutorial, given by Olympic Champion, Ingrid Klimke. The aim of the tutorial is to concentrate on the canter work using Cavaletti, to ensure that the walk between the canter transitions remains active and stays in rhythm.

Walk-Canter transitions can be used as an exercise to improve the general canter work and to improve towards Elementary Level.

Although the dialogue is in German from Ingrid, the translation is very good, clear and in real time.

I like the way that Ingrid starts the horse in a long and low way of going, with a light seat in canter, and she makes good use of half halts to prepare her horse for the next movement. It is good to see Ingrid’s insistence on working her horse in straight lines after riding through the corners.

It is also really super to hear Ingrid constantly praising her horse! She is also very honest in her appraisal of her own riding which is very refreshing.

She emphasises the need not to over-work the horse, letting the horse stretch forward and down, relax and finish. Don’t try to do everything in one day!

Overall I feel that this tutorial is very clear, helpful, and at only 22 minutes long, concise! It is relevant to any level of rider.

 

Watch the trailer for this video tutorial...

 

Head over to the wehorse site now to see how you could benefit from their fantastic training tutorials > https://www.wehorse.com/en/

Sarah Williams
Horsemart Brand Ambassador
Published on 06-05-2020
Sarah is an international dressage rider who has her own yard, located at Yonder Farm in Kent. She has been a brand ambassador for Horsemart since November 2018. Sarah is a List 2 Judge, UKCC Level 3 Advanced Dressage Trainer, BHS AI and is a BD approved apprentice trainer. She is an extremely knowledgeable and passionate Grand Prix rider with International status.