Your seat dictates the tempo of the horse. If you don’t change the tempo with your seat, how can you effectively half halt? When I move my seat and use my back differently, there needs to be a change. The halt doesn’t come from your hands. It comes from your seat. You have to practice that over and over again.
I am absolutely thrilled with Dunwoody today! He did his first schooling event at Novice, and he definitely stepped up to the plate! I told him this morning that he had to put on his big boy boxers for today…and unfortunately he took me a little to literally in dressage. Entering at A and continuing to X in collected canter in fact does not get you extra points at Novice, contrary to his beliefs…A+ for effort though, Woodrow. We still managed a 32.6 with that big bobble and a few other minor issues in the test. He then proceeded to jump out of his shoes around both jump courses…I think that he thought his studs doubled as springs, but I certainly won’t complain about that Overall, it was a successful outing for him, and Anna, Hanna, and MC all had good outings today as well with lots of fun/learning had by all!