Borrow a Trainer: The Sitting Trot
30 January 2014
Horse training becomes easier if you’re able to learn body control and master the sitting trot. To sit the trot, you have to understand that the rider’s position determines vertical shock absorption. The ultimate goal is to sit the trot and keep a deep seat.
In the show ring, you will have an edge if you can master sitting the trot, following the motion of the horse with your hips in a smooth, subtle way. For your hips to be able to move freely with the motion of the gait, you must be loose and supple through the hips. It is a very subtle, but quick, forward and back action.