Rachel Savaadra: Timing Your Half Halt
Imagine your horse’s hind leg as a spring—coil–release, coil–release. Remember that the only moment you can connect to, and add weight to the hind leg is when it’s on the ground. Half halt on the coil moment and release on the next moment. —Rachel Savaadra
Rachel Savaadra is a Grand Prix trainer and instructor based in Livermore, California. She has been on the USDF instructor certification faculty for more than 18 years, teaching workshops for trainers around the country. She is a popular national and international clinician for amateurs and professionals alike.