The successful halt part 2: riding transitions 2014-12-20T00:00:00+01:00

Horses do not think like people, rather they react to what they notice and feel in that moment. One should remember this every time they ride. In order to ride harmonic transitions and adjust the tempo one must be able to co-ordinate the application of the aids correctly. After the technical details we saw in the video, “The successful halt Part 1: technique and feeling”, we are now shown the practical application of a horse being ridden from the back end to the front. The preparation and the order of the aids is important here. Whether in walk, trot or canter a rider must learn how to hold the horse with their back and legs, develop feel for the correct amount and timing of the aids, so as to produce correct half- and entire halts.

Whether it is for riding transitions harmonically or simply to adjust the tempo, one must be able to co-ordinate the application of the aids correctly.


Further videos in this series: 

You will learn in this video:

  • How the rider should sit in order to give the aids effectively
  • The timing and aids for riding transitions form trot
  • The timing and aids for riding transitions from canter

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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