The other day my trainer had me try for a few steps of half pass. I had never done that movement before and was only successful for about two strides. Which is totally ok since I am just beginning to learn this. I'm a bit confused on exactly what a half pass is supposed to be. My trainer explained it as doing a leg yield while the horse is bent in the direction it is going. When I set the horse up to do the half pass, I came out of the corner riding shoulder in and asked the horse to step over. What I'm a bit confused on is if the horse should be doing shoulder in while moving forward and sideways or should the horse be simply bent slightly in the direction it is going while moving forward and sideways? I can feel the change in the horse's body and steps when I'm riding shoulder in or leg yielding. Each movement feels slightly different. Which feeling should it be similar to when I do half pass, so that I know I'm doing it correctly? I hope I didn't confuse everyone with my question. It's not explained all that well. I couldn't figure out how to phrase it. Sorry!
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