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.
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 lesliewebb.com.