A Workshop on Understanding the Half-Halt!!
For most all Dressage Riders, half-halts are a mysterious concept.
What are the aids for a half-halt?
When do you need a half-halt?
Is it one rein or both reins?
Without an effective half-halt, you cannot communicate with your horse! With an effective half-halt, you can gather and control your horses’ energy for transitions, turns, lateral movements, and to rebalance your horse onto the hind end.
Wether you have a lazy horse or a hot horse, half-halts are an essential part of controlling and balancing your horses' energy. The tricky part is that you will need to adjust your half-halt depending on the horse you are riding and your horses' energy level at that particular moment!
- What exactly to do with your body in a half-halt
- Warm-up half-halts in posting trot
- Half-halts on a lazy horse
- Half-halts on a hot horse
- Corner exercise for half-halts
- A worksheet on half-halts for you to print and fill out
- Half-halt lecture recording
- And more!
As a dressage trainer, my goal is to make good training accessible to everyone who is interested in learning. I want to help YOU "learn, to love your ride!"
Amelia is passionate about sharing her knowledge of riding, horses and dressage. She has trained numerous horses and riders from Training Levels to the Grand Prix. Dressage is hard and she loves the challenge of educating riders and horses. Amelia has a clear understanding of rider position, how to ride a horse and train the movements.
Unlike many top riders, Amelia was NOT a natural talent and fell off so many times in her early riding days that her instructor nearly told her parents she should quit riding! Perseverance, love of all horses, and determination, not innate talent, is what made Amelia into the rider and horsewoman that she is today. Amelia is incredibly grateful to all the teachers who have helped her on this journey especially Joh Hinnemann, Christine Traurig, Sue Martin, Larry Fleming and Julie Barringer-Richers and of course the thousands of horses she's ridden including Geronimo, Trump, and Harvey.
Amelia enjoys helping each individual student and horse find harmony, trust, and balance. "Nothing is more rewarding than watching one of my students glide harmoniously around the ring together with their horse! This makes my heart soar!" says Amelia.
Amelia hopes to one day represent the U.S.A. on the international circuit and loves training her three horses, Harvey, Kensington and Luigi in Los Angeles, CA. Amelia has her USDF Gold, Silver and Bronze medals, She is the winner of the prestigious USEF Carol Lavell Advanced Dressage Prize and a member of the USEF Dressage Development Program.
Frequently Asked Questions
These workshops are an amazing opportunity to enhance your training program. Whether you are in full training with a trainer or working mostly alone, these workshops will help you to understand the theory of Dressage and help you analyze the specific issues you are having with your horse and how to best approach them. Often it is difficult when you are in a live lesson to really understand the theory of Dressage training and to analyze the situation and problems you are having!!
Hope to see you in the half-halt workshop!!!!