Classical Dressage Vol. 1: School of Aids, Philippe Karl, DVD Horse Training

Philippe Karl’s philosophy for his training methods are based on understanding the physical and mental conditions of the horse, the ease of the aids and the horses movements. It is fundamental that the aids are taught clearly before the horse begins to do any gymnastic work. Complete flexibility of the neck is essential for the neck extension and flexion of the poll. An introduction to training on two tracks completes the first part of this schooling series.

  • Lungeing
  • Basics
  • Easy in hand
  • Aids
  • Under the rider
  • Lateral Work

Philippe Karl was a member of the famous Cadre Noir in France for 13 years. His riding technique is a feast for the eyes. He is also well-known worldwide as a riding instructor, trainer and author. His impressive
and perfect classical dressage presentations are treasured all over Europe. In clinics and courses, he presents the knowledge and the aesthetics of the old advanced riders, adapted to modern times.


Philippe Karl & High Noon, pferdia tv

A French riding master and his Hanoverian, Part 1: 20 months of trusting collaboration
Be inspired by the riding philosophy of “légèreté”. Get close up to the action of this highly instructive documentary film where the young Hanoverian gelding “High Noon” goes through his first two years of basic training with the renowned French riding master.
Philippe Karl trains him on the lunge rein, in-hand and under the saddle with respect, esteem and expertise. Enjoy their trusting work together, from the basics, to the first piaffe steps.


School of Légèreté Part 1, Philippe Karl

Philippe Karl, master of equitation and advocate of “légèreté” (lightness) is a world renowned rider, trainer, and classical instructor. In his clinics he sensitively teaches the basics of classic equitation. This DVD series allows you to watch Philippe Karl work with his pupils, all of whom are licensed and future instructors of his School of Légèreté. He teaches average riders on a variety of horses — from appealing cart horses to eager Haflingers to noble equine competitors. Karl expressively adapts his teaching to the individual training standard of each horse-and-rider combination.