The Successful Halt Part 2: Riding Transitions



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Horses do not think like people but rather react to what they notice and feel in the moment. As riders, we need to remind ourselves of this frequently. In order to ride fluid transitions between and within gaits, the rider must be able to coordinate the aids accurately.

Having explained the technical aspects in the first part of this course “The Successful Halt Part 1: Technique and Feeling”, Reinhart Koblitz now demonstrates in practical terms what it means to ride the horse back to front. Proper preparation and the correct order of the aids are essential for riding transitions. Whether from the walk, trot, or canter, in order to ride correct half halts and halts, the rider must learn to keep his horse on the seat and leg and develop a feel for the right amount and timing of the aids.

Further videos in this series: 

 

You will learn in this video:

  • How to sit correctly to give accurate aids
  • Halting from the trot: timing, aids, and riding the transition
  • Halting from the canter: timing, aids, and riding the transition

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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