Movements

Movements

18 Seasons

Learn more about specific movements, from training and fine-tuning to troubleshooting.

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Movements
  • Riding Up and Out

    Episode 1

    With a horse that has a tendency to get too low and curl, Kasey wants to make sure the rider focuses on the half-halt bringing the horse’s shoulders up and the hindquarters under. However, she wants the half-halt mostly through the seat so that the hand doesn’t take too much and make the horse cu...

  • True Half Halts Intro

    Episode 2

    U.S. Olympian Steffen Peters helps this pair with riding half halts to create more self-carriage. If you have a strong, forward-thinking horse, this is the video for you!

  • True Half Halts, Part 1

    Episode 3

    Steffen sets the standard of a true half halt.

  • True Half Halts, Part 2

    Episode 4

    Steffen schools her horse, but has taken his microphone off. What a great opportunity to watch an Olympian work on half halts!

  • True Half Halts, Part 3

    Episode 5

    With improved half halts Steffen now moves on to the twos.

  • True Half Halts, Part 4

    Episode 6

    Steffen has the rider remount, and they work on her position, use of aids and responsiveness in the search for true self carriage.

  • True Half Halts, Part 5

    Episode 7

    They ride transitions with particular attention to how many steps it takes to collect and ride the trot“walk transition.

  • Training System 3 with Catherine Haddad

    Episode 8

    They work the trot halt trot transitions without using the reins to accomplish the halt and Catherine explains the importance of this skill in creating the half halt. She also describes how she uses the spurs, and they then show half pass, a single change and counter canter. She answers a questi...

  • Half Halt Tutorial with Dr. Ulf Moller

    Episode 9

    Half Halt Tutorial with Dr. Ulf Moller

  • Training System 3 with Catherine Haddad

    Episode 10

    They work the trot halt trot transitions without using the reins to accomplish the halt and Catherine explains the importance of this skill in creating the half halt. She also describes how she uses the spurs, and they then show half pass, a single change and counter canter. She answers a questi...

  • Self Carriage, half halt, tension, relaxation 1

    Episode 11

    When this pair begins to warm up, Nicholas has them think about the ability for a down transition at any given moment.  He uses riding a square to get them to do half halts more often and to get the horse to wait for her.  He asks that she find a place to give in the walk so the horse relaxes.  N...

  • Self Carriage, half halt, tension, relaxation 2

    Episode 12

    Nicholas explains that he is looking for the horse to look for the bit and stay in the trot in the position he asks for until he asks him for something else.  He rides him in a figure 8 or serpentine until he make a change of direction with the horse still reaching for the bit through the change ...

  • Self Carriage, half halt, tension, relaxation 3

    Episode 13

    After the rider remounts Nicholas has her work on making sure she can get a half halt with the ability to walk at any moment.  They look for moments when they can give on the reins.  The walk pirouettes show improvement from the previous day of the clinic.

  • Self Carriage, half halt, tension, relaxation 4

    Episode 14

    They now go to the canter, and when she gives the rein he becomes rounder.  They use a ten meter circle to help with collection, and do some good canter walk transitions. When going right, he accepts the right leg better.  He shows more relaxation in the stretchy trot, and looks for the bit when ...

  • How to use the half halt - Hilda Gurney

    Episode 15

    How to use the half halt - Hilda Gurney

  • How to half halt, How to Halt, How to Use the Hand and Arm

    Episode 16

    How to half halt, How to Halt, How to Use the Hand and Arm

  • How to half halt, How to Halt, How to Use the Hand and Arm

    Episode 17

    How to half halt, How to Halt, How to Use the Hand and Arm

  • How to half halt, How to Halt, How to Use the Hand and Arm

    Episode 18

    How to half halt, How to Halt, How to Use the Hand and Arm

  • How to half halt, How to Halt, How to Use the Hand and Arm

    Episode 19

    How to half halt, How to Halt, How to Use the Hand and Arm

  • Giving hand, half halts with Peter Gmoser

    Episode 20

    The warm up for this eight year old mare begins with the walk, showing an exceptional walk that moves through her whole body. Mr. Gmoser provides a clear explanation of why the ride should start with the walk, and what to look for in the progression of the walk warm up, including the extended wa...

  • Giving hand, half halts with Peter Gmoser

    Episode 21

    The warm up for this eight year old mare begins with the walk, showing an exceptional walk that moves through her whole body. Mr. Gmoser provides a clear explanation of why the ride should start with the walk, and what to look for in the progression of the walk warm up, including the extended wa...

  • Giving hand, half halts with Peter Gmoser

    Episode 22

    The warm up for this eight year old mare begins with the walk, showing an exceptional walk that moves through her whole body. Mr. Gmoser provides a clear explanation of why the ride should start with the walk, and what to look for in the progression of the walk warm up, including the extended wa...

  • Giving hand, half halts with Peter Gmoser

    Episode 23

    The warm up for this eight year old mare begins with the walk, showing an exceptional walk that moves through her whole body. Mr. Gmoser provides a clear explanation of why the ride should start with the walk, and what to look for in the progression of the walk warm up, including the extended wa...

  • Giving hand, half halts with Peter Gmoser

    Episode 24

    The warm up for this eight year old mare begins with the walk, showing an exceptional walk that moves through her whole body. Mr. Gmoser provides a clear explanation of why the ride should start with the walk, and what to look for in the progression of the walk warm up, including the extended wa...