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Dressage Solutions: Improve Accuracy in Your Half Pass

Try this tip from Leslie Webb.

To improve accuracy in all your half passes …

Align your outside hip, inside hand and the bit with your destination letter in one straight line. (This will help you remember to use your inside rein as an indirect rein, not an open one.) Imagine this line, and you will always arrive at the proper destination in all your half passes, whether they are shallow or steep, at trot or canter. —Leslie Webb

(Illustration by Sandy Rabinowitz)

(Illustration by Sandy Rabinowitz)

This article first appeared in the February 2012 issue of Dressage Today.

Leslie Webb won a silver team medal and an individual silver medal at the 1995 Pan American Games in Argentina and has been successfully showing and training dressage horses and riders since 1978. She studied with Erich Bubbel, a retired Olympic coach, for 12 years and developed a system of training based on his teaching. She is the author of the book Build a Better Athlete (find it at HorseBooksEtc. com). Her website is