It was a while since I visited this page, I doubtanyone remember me. Anyhow.
I have a multigaited standardbred, and I ride him in walk, flatwalk, saddlerack/rack, trot and canter. Could probably get a flying pace too but why bother.
This question is all about the trot. I've finally gotten adecent trot out of him, he'll trot on a light cue, be smooth as butter in my hand and easily go very slow with a lot of ''resting'' in the step and gradually go faster to the race-track trot if I let him. I always told myself that once we managed the slow, reasonable trot, I'd be able to sit him, or at least post properly.. but now that's a laugh. His trot is still huge, and I'm flying around like a glove in a tornado. Which is very unrewarding for him when he finally trots for me. And it's quite bothersome for me too..
I'll see my trainer this weekend and might get some help there, but do any of you have any advice to help me stay on his back?
I've tried riding without the stirrups but I kept loosing balance and made him nervous and rushy..
My probem is as far as I can see, that I keep falling forward.
I don't have any trouble riding other horses at a trot, or sitting their trot, but Crow's trot is just impossible for me.. :3
Thank you for your input.
(sorry for the quality)