Be inspired by the riding philosophy of “légèreté“. Get close up to the action in Part 1 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 saddle with respect, esteem and expertise. Enjoy their work together, from young horse to the first piaffe strides, based on trust.
Run time: approx 132 minutes
Let the philosophy of Le´ge`rete´ inspire you! Follow the progression of High Noon in the second part of this educational and informative film documentary and watch him as he continues his partnership and training with the renowned French riding master, Philippe Karl. One year after the recording of the first episode, we take a look at a cross-section of the Hanoverian’s entire training programme – from loosening on the lunge and under the saddle up to High School dressage work such as school walk, piaffe, passage and tempi changes.
Enjoy highlights of High Noon’s first venture into the public limelight, as he takes centre stage at the HansePferd exhibition in Hamburg in April 2014, presenting a dressage freestyle to music together with five “School of Le´ge`rete´” instructors and their horses.
Philippe Karl, former e´cuyer with the famous Cadre Noir in Saumur, France, was inspired by the teachings of the old masters such as La Gue´rinie`re, Baucher, Beudant and l’Hotte. At the core of his philosophy is absolute respect for the horse. He founded the “School of Le´ge`rete´” which teaches a logical and practical way to systematically train horses without the use of force and coercive artificial aids.
A French riding master and his Hanoverian Part 3: The key elements of training in Légèreté – from High School dressage to jumping Let the riding philosophy of Légèreté inspire you! Enjoy a cross-section of the complete program of the Hanoverian gelding High Noon in the third part of this film documentary. Seven years after the beginning of his training with the renowned French riding master Philippe Karl, the pair presents the key elements of riding in Légèreté – from the loosening on the lunge and under the saddle through lateral movements up to piaffe, passage and tempi changes. Comprehensive horse training should also include jumping. A recording of the show of Philippe Karl and High Noon at the 2018 HansePferd horse fair demonstrates that High School dressage and jumping are perfectly complementing each other.