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post #1 of 3 Old 08-01-2007, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
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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 dont know if a horse needs to me a certain age to halt square*
please help me out, hes 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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post #2 of 3 Old 08-01-2007, 04:30 PM
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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.
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post #3 of 3 Old 08-02-2007, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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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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