Dressage - The Half Pass

From: Horse Training

See also: Leg Yield | Rider Aids | Shoulder In | Travers| Piaffe | Passage| Flying Changes| Pirouette| Counter Canter| Rein Back | Extended Trot

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Dressage - Half Pass
The Half Pass is a lateral dressage movement in which the horse wrapped around the riders inside leg, moves forwards and sideways into the bend with the forehand very slightly in front of the hindquarters.

Half Pass requires the horse to maintain balance, rhythm and impulsion throughout and is therefore a very demanding exercise for the horse to undertake due to the amount of engagement that is required from the hindquarters.

Preparation For Half Pass
The horse should already be well established with school movements and be correctly working through in Leg Yield, Shoulder In and Travers with free and energetic paces.

How To Ask For Half Pass

Half Pass Exercises

Faults Of Half Pass