There are many elements to the half pass which can go wrong but the good news is that 90% of the issues can be dealt with really easily. The solution to many half pass issues is energy. It is essential that you create sufficient energy in your horse for him to flow across the arena without labouring. Fact is, it is simply not worth beginning a half pass if your horse’s gait is not energetic as you enter the movement, it will fade, become stuttery, lose bend and just be a ‘puffed up’ leg yield. It is crucial there is no loss of rhythm, tempo or impulsion throughout the movement and this can only be achieved if your horse is forward and energetic.