Thursday, February 12, 2015

Half Halts at the trot. Balancing for 2nd level. dressage instructor

"How do You Know? Can Your Horse Feel Your Half Halts at the Trot?"

  In this session Susan practices the half halt as taught by Robert Dover. To do this, she breaths in deeply.. bringing that breath up her chest and back into her shoulder blades. She finishes by bringing her seat forward, hugging her legs and closing her fingers on the reins. This entire process takes only 3 seconds. At first Beau was not sure what was going on. He has been doing half halts but has never really been thrilled with them

Is your horse really responding to your half halts or are you hoping that it is?