Originally Posted by Spyder
Someone could argue that it is the half halt (along with other aids) that puts the horse in sync with you.
That's what I've always um..."understood" a half halt to be used for. That it's a way not only to collect your horse, but also to bring him back to you or put him in sync. I also read once (although I don't remember where) that a half halt could also be used to let your horse know that you're about to give him a cue or command...sort of a "hey, listen to me, we're about to get to work." I'm not saying any of this is right or wrong...it's just what I understand about it.
I'm interested to see where this discussion goes to see what I can learn from it.