Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Southern California
You simply ask for a little less by half halting. This, in no way means to grab her by the mouth, sit back, and pull. Half halt, to me, means to sit up, eyes up and where you're going, hold with your outside rein, and just a light "hello, i want less please" of a pull with your inside rein. You're getting their attention without ripping on their face or over asking for too much whoa. However; in my opinion, if you're less than 3 strides out, you need to just let things be. So over correcting when you're coming out of a line, can leave you with a run out or a stop. So simply sit up after your first fence, don't lean at your second fence, ask for a little half halt, and let her carry you.
Life seems mighty precious, when there's less of it to waste.