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The philosophy and techniques of the revered Olympic dressage champion.
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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)
Representing West Germany, DR. REINER KLIMKE was the only rider in any discipline ever to win six Olympic medals. A five-time European dressage champion, Klimke was also a world-class trainer and author of several books on riding and training. He died in 1999.
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