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Long-Ears?

I had my first lesson with my new, Western trainer last Thursday.  As a reminder, I am a dressage rider.  Although there is Western dressage, traditionally dressage falls under the “English” riding category.  Of course we have our own saddles and other various equipment that should not be confused with the other English disciplines; however Read More

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What is a half-halt anyway?

In the equestrian world, a half-halt is used to rebalance your horse, to bring his awareness back to you, to signal a change in direction/tempo/movement.  It is a go-forward, come-back fraction of a second command.  A breath or thought.  But movement is also involved, though if done correctly, a typical spectator would never notice. This Read More