All About Half-Halts Workshop

"Half-halt, half-halt, half-halt!!!" Your trainer keeps yelling over and over again to half-halt. You're trying to listen but you really have no clue what a half-halt is, what you should be doing with your body, or the result you want!

Half-halts are one of the MOST mysterious and complicated concepts in riding!


Well for one, a half-halt has NOTHING to do with halting! And the aids for a half-halt are different on each horse depending on their temperament and level of training.

Every rider needs a half-halt in their toolbox, without an effective half-halt, you cannot communicate with your horse! With an effective half-halt, you can get your horse's attention, you can gather and control your horse's energy for transitions, turns, lateral movements, and you can rebalance your horse onto the hind end.

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • The definition of a half-halt so you know exactly what your trainer is telling you.
  • The aids for a half-halt so you know exactly what you should be doing with your body
  • How to use half-halts for smooth and accurate transitions
  • How to control and adjust your horses' energy
  • How to get your horses' focus and attention

Half-halts are an essential part of controlling and balancing your horse's energy. The tricky part about half-halts is that they require feel and they are different on each horse. A hot, tense horse requires a very different half-halt than a horse who is more laid-back. And a green broke youngster has a very different half-halt than a trained Grand Prix horse. In this workshop, you will learn patterns and exercises that suit each type of horse!

This is the ULTIMATE workshop about half-halts. By the end of this workshop you will know exactly what to do when your trainer tells you to ride a half-halt. With not one, but TWO theory lectures, and multiple exercises for different types of horses and half-halts in different contexts, this workshop has everything you've ever needed. Plus you have lifetime access to all the content so you can refer back at any time!

Half-halts are an essential tool to rebalance your horse and refocus their energy. Well-placed and well-trained half-halts improve your horse's rideability and way of going. This workshop gives you an all-encompassing view on half-halts, and is a great source of education for novice and advanced riders alike.

Your Instructor

Amelia Newcomb*
Amelia Newcomb*

Amelia is an international level Dressage rider. She competes and she also trains thousands of people all over the world through her unique proprietary online training and video programs. Amelia's training platform provides education and support for her students and passionate riders, regardless of age, discipline, or location to improve and make big changes in their riding abilities.

Amelia's curriculum breaks riding down in to a simple proven system that anyone can follow and get results. It's crazy but it works and Amelia has over 100,000 online followers. The transformations that her students get are insane and her business is changing the entire sport of Dressage and the way people learn to ride

Amelia's goal is "Dressage for all" - She is making riding accessible to anyone who wants to learn.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have access to the workshop?
You will have lifetime access to the workshops!
What if I am unhappy with the lecture?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with the workshop, contact us in the first 15 days and we will give you a full refund.
What if I am a beginner rider just starting out?
These workshops are designed for riders and trainers of all levels. Whether you are just starting out or riding FEI, the workshops will give you specific exercises to practice and teach you the theory of dressage. Even I learn something new each month as I create these presentations!