2 - What do you know about the half-halt?
One of the best ways to re-balance your horse, let him know something new is coming or just to keep his attention is through the use of half halts. Used regularly for the transitions between and within the gaits, half-halts are essential for the collection at a more advanced level. The ability to ride our horses in a harmonious and barely visible way, with fine rider's aids, requires an understanding of the half-halt and implementation into our daily riding.
Reinhart Koblitz's successful halt
Do you know what a good half-halt is and how to ask for it? The timing of the rider's aids is essential! it consists of an interplay of leg, seat and hand aids. In this video
, we can watch as Ingrid Klimke
shows how a good half halt should look like and learn how each aid is used individually, following a precise timing.