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post #1 of 5 Old 11-06-2009, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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Half Halts

Hi guys!
Once again, I feel stupid asking this but...I'm going to ask anyways I know what a half halt is and why it is used, but how do you perform one? I have done them before, but I haven't done one in a while so it just left my mind.

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post #2 of 5 Old 11-06-2009, 09:35 PM
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You close both fingers on the reins and pull back slightly with your wrists. Remember, you have to stay loose and relaxed so you aren't jabbing your horse in the mouth, and he has room to go. ;P

I might not have explained that correctly. It would be easier if I could show you, but yeah.. Lol.

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post #3 of 5 Old 11-06-2009, 09:39 PM
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When I first learned half halts my trainer gave me the analogy of squeezing a sponge...basically just squeezing the reins for about a half a second...:)
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post #4 of 5 Old 11-06-2009, 11:22 PM
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Hi guys!
Once again, I feel stupid asking this but...I'm going to ask anyways I know what a half halt is and why it is used, but how do you perform one? I have done them before, but I haven't done one in a while so it just left my mind.

Thanks!

A ton of information on this subject on this forum including how they are done.

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A long winded explaination is on post #7
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post #5 of 5 Old 11-07-2009, 09:09 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks spyder, that helped a lot! Sorry, I didn't realize there was already a lot of posts on this...
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