The successful halt part 1: Technique and feeling



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Good riding is based on the correct effectiveness a rider has on their horse. The key to this is a successful halt. The horse needs to let his back swing and step under his point of balance with his hind legs in order to be able to carry the weight of the rider without tension or blockages. The correct application of the weight, leg and rein aids all work together to achieve this, naturally the order of the aids plays a decisive role.

One can learn the correct technique for a successful halt as well as, with lots of practise, develop the feeling for how the aids work together and in what quantity, to achieve this. Together with Olympic Champion, Ingrid Klimke and her mentor, Major Paul Stecken and the well-known Physiotherapist, Helle Katrine Kleven, we watch as Reinhart Koblitz explains and shows exactly how the aids work together for riding the halt.

 

Further videos in this series: 

You will learn in this video:

  • How to keep your sit and your horse in balance to achieve a successful halt
  • How to give your horse correct and effective aids
  • The technicalities of a correct halt and the order of the aids

Reinhart Koblitz

He is a riding instructor with more than 30 years of experience. During this time, he has helped his students, from the first riding badge to success in national, international competitions and championships (Olympics).

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