I have been riding for about 2 months now and I am taking lessons and ride 5-6 times per week. I understand what the half halt is for and for the most part when to use it (at least in my mind I do!) but I am not totally sure how to *do* the half halt. My horse is very well trained so I only need to aid him lightly and I try to use soft hands so I am a little afraid to bang his mouth and make him sour by trying to learn it on my own- next lesson isn't for a week since my trainer is out of town.
Any help is much appreciated. I have been getting a collected canter from him by spiralling in and out on a circle but would like to be able to canter the whole arena and would like to help him rebalance as he gets a little lazy and strung out when we do this.