How do you HALT!

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How do you HALT!

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    08-01-2007, 04:24 PM
How do you HALT!

I'm having trouble getting Rain to halt square, he's only 3 so i'm not sure if he's ready for it *i don't know if a horse needs to me a certain age to halt square*
Please help me out, he's very calm, and when I try to get him to halt he'll square up is frong legs, but he wont square up his back legs.
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    08-01-2007, 05:30 PM
How are you asking for the halt? What has seemed to work for me is to keep light contact with the reins, and use seat/legs to drive him into the halt. This will help keep him balanced when he stops, and he will be able to stop square more naturally. 3 is not too early to pratice this, just know it will improve with time, experience, and practice.
    08-02-2007, 07:09 PM
I use a little leg and I start to do some half halts, I also start to slow down my hip movent to let him know he needs to slow down. I'm not sure if the hip thing is something I shoud be doing, oh I also use my reins just a little.

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