Pulling Backward

Credit: Annie Morris The aids of a sophisticated half halt are a minute calf lift/fluff to increase the energy, a pause in hip movement while slightly increasing the weight of your seat bones, closing either one (usually the outside) or both hands into fists on the reins during a moment of increased tone in your forearms, triceps, latissimus dorsi and trapezius—lats and traps.

How Do I Ride a Half Halt?

USDF certified instructor Jennifer Truett offers her advice