CHECK YOUR OWN POSITION
It’s important that you’re balanced when you ask for a halt. If your legs are a little too forwards or too far back, the aids you give could confuse your horse and may cause him to fidget. In halt, keep your hands and seat still, and soften the hand slightly to stop your horse leaning on the bit.
As you’re riding round the school, run through the following position checklist: a) Are you sitting equally on both seat bones? b) Are you looking up and ahead where you’re going? c) Do you feel as if you have equal weight into each of your stirrups? d) Are your shoulders level? e) Do you have an even contact down both reins?