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The Half Halt - Demystified! - Part 2 by Jane Savoie


The Half Halt - Demystified! - Part 2
Jane Savoie

Now that the rider has learned why and how to ride a half halt, Savoie goes further and discusses exactly when to use the half-halt aid.

One of the biggest "whens" is when to put the horse on the bit, and she demonstrates the many benefits gained: your horse will become more obedient, more graceful, and more athletic as a result of carrying himself predominantly with the muscles over his croup, back, and top of his neck.

Finally, Jane explains how a rider can superimpose a half halt over the aids given for different movements in order to keep the horse on the bit.


JANE SAVOIE has been a freelance dressage instructor, motivational speaker, traveling clinician, trainer, and competitor since 1980. She was the reserve rider for the 1992 US Olympic dressage team in Barcelona, and since has gone on to coach both dressage and event riders at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta and the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. She is the author of the best-selling books It’s Not Just About the Ribbons; That Winning Feeling!; Cross-Train Your Horse; and More Cross-Training. She lives in Randolph Center, Vermont, and Wellington, Florida, with her husband.


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