Prerequisites

Credit: Jerry Morris 1. The rider uses a combination of the lower back, seat and leg to bring the horse’s energy evenly into both reins without changing the rhythm or tempo of the gait. This step brings the horse’s energy forward toward the bit.

Half Halts Simplified with Kathy Connelly

Kathy Connelly teaches you simple steps to practice and perfect the half halt.

secrets of the half halt

The Secrets of the Half Halt with Conrad Schumacher

Trainer Conrad Schumacher explains step by step how to master the intricacies of the half halt and ride it correctly—whatever the situation.

Five Steps to Shoulder-In Michelle Gibson 1

5 Steps to Shoulder-In with Michelle Gibson

An Olympic bronze medalist shares her strategy for learning and polishing this pivotal movement.

Sarah Geikie rides the shoulder-in on Waterhouse, her Hanoverian gelding.

The Importance of Shoulder-in When Training the Dressage Horse

Dressage judge Sarah Geikie explains the importance of bend in riding the venerable shoulder-in exercise.