Part 2 From Novice Horse to the Schooled Horse
“If i’m active on the horse, the horse must react.” Klaus Balkenhol After two years of basic training, the dressage horse is created through systematic schooling, step by step. The improvement of the half halt, distinct transition within the paces, lateral movements and flying changes up to the St. George are the key elements.
Klaus Balkenhol: “The art of riding lies in achieving a great effect with very sensitive signals. This is known as sensitizing a horse. That means the horse concentrates on the rider, on the rider’s aids.”
approx run time: 89mins Book Title: Klaus Balkenhol – From Novice Horse to the Schooled Horse (DVD)
Publisher: BLUMFILM Format: DVD ISBN: 9783940810076
Author: Roland Blum Film
Author Notes: Klaus Balkenhol (born 6 December 1939 in Velen) is a German equestrian and Olympic champion. He won a gold medal in team dressage at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona with the team from Germany. Klaus is the author of several dressage books. He is an avid member of Xenophen, and like Philippe Karl petitions against the use of rollkur. Klaus’s earlier riding career consisted of being a mounted policeman.
He was also the coach of the U.S. Olympic team. He also received a gold medal with the German team in 1996. At present Balkenhol is the trainer of olympic equestrian Laura Bechtolsheimer. Visit http://www.balkenhol.org for a full history.