Flatwork Basics - How to halt from walk


This requires preparation and planning and practice.

You need an active walk engaged hind legs allowing the horse to step into the halt.

You should have equal weight in your stirrups, sit tall and use your core.

The first halt was not square in front.

He was slightly flexed right so stepped out behind with his diagonal hind leg.

He then moved off at an angle as he used this hind leg to push off.

The second halt, although a straighter entry crossed his front legs, therefore became unbalanced resulting in an unstable halt and move off.

The final halt was good.

He had a smoother turn and straight line into the halt with an improved move off.

When practicing pick a point ahead of you to keep an eye on so you don’t look down.

If they are not square always correct them and repeat