Half Pass and Shoulder In – The Same Thing?


Shoulder-in is introduced in Second Level Test 1, while half-pass is not introduced until Third Level Test 1. Stephen Clarke points out that shoulder-in and half-pass are similar in the bend. The exercise shown here starts in shoulder-in, the rider keeps the bend and moves onto the diagonal line creating the half-pass.

This video was filmed at the 2016 Adequan/USDF FEI-Level Trainers Conference at El Suenos Equestrian Center in Somis, CA.

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