Appropriate gaits: Walk, Trot
Ride around the ring, halting at every other letter for at least 3 seconds.
Repeat: 10 halts.
Focus: Push hind end to step up (try to feel where the legs are).
Focus: If horse drags you forward, ride a rein-back or use stronger leg / whip aids to motivate halting.
Focus: Same connection during up and down. transitions. Use your seat to say forward/back.
Focus: Ride and halt on center line.
Focus: Don’t grip with your seat or leg aids. Give the aid, then release. Even rein-backs are a series of leg aids, one per step!
Focus: Accurate halts with shoulder or girth at letter.
Focus: Straight halts with horse in a slight shoulder-in (if on wall).
Good for: Leg aids, rein aids, accuracy