For this movement, you need to be able to ride in some collection, so shoulder-in practise will help this. Transitions are also very useful.

A test for the correct amount of collection to start practising half pass, is to be able to ride an 8 metre small circle in good balance and regular rhythm.

The easiest place to start is from the centre line, to the outside track.

1 Use a little shoulder-in positioning through the corner before the centre line, to set up bend and collection.

2 look at your destination.

3 Ride your horse in that direction so he knows where he is going.

4 Continue forwards and sideways towards the destination, maintaining bend with the inside leg on the girth.

5 Ask for the sideways with the outside leg