Skip to main content

The Meaning Of Forward

dressage horse in front of the leg

Dressage Terminology Explained: "In Front of the Leg"

Heidi Chote explains what it means for a horse to be "in front of the leg."

half halt neurosurgery

My First Kiss: The Half Halt

A neurosurgeon finds that learning the half halt is more difficult than performing brain surgery.

Credit: Richard Malmgren Notice thisrelaxed and supple horse’s fully stretched neck on an obviously light rein. The lumbar back thrusts the pelvis forward and lowers the croup. The horse’s supple joints articulate well as he sinks down on his right hind leg. The rider demonstrates an adhesive seat. JJ Tate rides Donnermuth, a 2001 Rhinelander gelding (by Don Bedo) owned by Candace Tate.

Charles de Kunffy Explains the Meaning of “Forward"

Learn the true meaning of the term "forward" and how to put it to use in your dressage training.