I wish I’d learned how to ride like this!
This was sent in to my classical dressage listserve by Simon Battram. It’s a video of Ingrid Klimke’s 6 year old daughter practicing one-tempi changes without a saddle. It looks like she has a surcingle, a much better idea than a saddle for her size. Something she can grab onto if need be.
I’d like to point out she is wearing body armor under her jacket, and a helmet. Responsibility and care, nice concept. Get on board people.
(See previous post on why we need Helmets.)
This isn’t a YouTube video, so I can’t embed it. Click on the link below: if you have a slow internet connection hit play, and let the video load itself through, then hit replay to see it smoothly. When it’s jerky, it doesn’t translate.