Catherine Marshall has become the first person in the UK to qualify as an instructor of Philippe Karl’s school of Legerete. The teacher training course consists of 3 years training with Philippe himself including flat work, jumping and pedagogy after which students have to sit 4 exams – presenting your own horse, teaching your own student , teaching an unknown student and an oral exam on an unprepared topic.
The exams are judged by Philippe and as yet no one has passed all 4 on the tenth clinic. Catherine passed her teaching exams and the oral presentation but Yogi was a bit short of training given he had just come back into work after two years off with suspensory ligament problems. We then had 3 months to practice and represented in September, becoming a fully fledged instructor of the school. Legerete is an ethical, classical system of training.
It was a very proud moment, becoming an instructor of something I feel so passionate about. I love passing on everything I have learned and starting other people on this new journey with their horses, then watching them develop.