My green bean and I have made a lot of progress the last few months and will be hitting the shows in the very near future
One thing I wish I could get more consistently were nice square halts. I'm able to keep my horse moving nicely through the downward transition, she stays round, etc. Periodically we get these picture-perfect halts where all her legs are perfectly lined up, where from the side it looks like she only has two legs.
However, this doesn't happen all the time. Usually her front legs are lined up and square, but her hind legs are slightly offset. I'm not sure what makes the difference between this and the other.
What are some techniques people are using to get those really nice halts? I do have a trainer that I'm working with and will be asking him about it next lesson. In the meantime though I'm curious what others are doing.
Many things effect it but without working on it directly the turn on the forhand while staying on the aids will help each hind respond to the leg and then in turn both hinds asked should step under when the leg is applied...
Just a thought someone gave me in a lesson and it stuck.
Once your horse is able to engage and come through the square halts will appear.
Yep. A lot of people want to adjust the hooves at the halt, but if you get the horse straight and balanced you'll generally get a square halt without doing that... which is the correct halt you're supposed to be getting anyway.
My horse is a dressage diva so I don't have to be.
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