Your horse – your partner
After tennis or skiing you can put your equipment away in a corner. With a horse it is different. The animal needs your care, attention and trust. So, horse riding is a classic team sport. “You need to know your horse extremely well,” says Ingrid Klimke,“and have a deep and sincere attachment to him.” Selecting and training a horse are fundamental for success. On one side it needs a proud personality while on the other you need obediance, because the horse must do what the rider and course require.
Ingrid Klimke sums it up as, “Every horse has its own character. This needs to be uncovered and won for itself. In equestrian sport, performance is when you work as a team, to give your best. Both horse and rider have to be on top form on the day of competition, to show what they are capable of.”