Basic Training of the Young Horse: Third Edition

Dressage, Jumping, Cross-Country

Ingrid 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. 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 photos and helpful tips from his daughter, Ingrid—a respected rider and competitor in her own right—is poised to again become the modern standard on horse training.

Additional Information

Author: Ingrid Klimke

Format: Hardcover

Page Count: 216

Illustrations: 256 color photographs, 30 illustrations

ISBN: 9781570767609

By Ingrid Klimke

Ingrid Klimke is an international trainer of dressage, show jumping, and event horses, and currently competes for Germany as a dressage rider and eventer. She had always been able to call on her father Reiner Klimke's experience but has also been greatly influenced by Fritz Ligges, Ian Miller, and Anne Kursinski. She's appeared at five Olympics, from 2000 to 2016 and won two gold medals in team eventing, in 2008 and 2012. She won a team silver medal the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. She has top placings in numerous World Equestrian Games, European Championships, and German Championships. Klimke lives and trains in Münster, Germany, where she has been named “Sportswoman of the Year” eleven times. In 2020 she was named Peden Bloodstock FEI Award “Best Athlete of the Decade” (