At its most subtle, the half-halt is a moment where you close then release (long pulse) your seat, leg, and hand aids to increase the attention – and improve the balance of – your horse in preparation for any transition/movement.

Through the correct use of the half-halt we create energy and as that energy is collected it can be used to clarify and benefit any movement or transition. When you attain that pivotal state between attention and balance you own it all!