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        11-14-2012, 11:44 PM
      #21
    Trained
    Yep sitting trot is always easiest to learn any sideways and lateral movements from, as you can feel so much more of what is happening than if you rise it.
    But yep, if you struggle to sit trot then it makes it tricky ;)

    Try at walk first, trot is easier for the horse, but walk is easier for the rider as it happens much slower!
    If your sitting trot involves you slapping around like a bag of potatoes on the back of a wagon going down a rocky road, then I'd rise it first. You don't want to be blocking the horse's back by slamming into it in sit trot.
         
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        11-14-2012, 11:45 PM
      #22
    Started
    Thank you so much for your help!
    To everyone(:

    This will probably only last about a week, but we'll see! Thanks again!!
         
        11-14-2012, 11:47 PM
      #23
    Foal
    Whatever is more comfortable for you and her...if you think you can be more effective then you should sit.

    A great quote that I heard this past weekend from Kathy Connelly is this,

    "It's not important that we do a lot, but that we do a small amount correctly."
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        11-14-2012, 11:49 PM
      #24
    Started
    Oh, another thing..

    Would it bad doing this with out stirrups?
    When I cross my irons, my sitting trot is MUCH better than without stirrups.
    (at least this is what my instructor told me)
         
        11-14-2012, 11:57 PM
      #25
    Foal
    Actually most people can sit the trot better without stirrups but for the first couple of times I would recommend using stirrups ;)
         
        11-15-2012, 12:04 AM
      #26
    Started
    Okay, thanks!!
         
        11-15-2012, 12:08 AM
      #27
    Trained
    Yep, you're probably best to stay off his back initially. Sitting trot is quite hard work for a horse to maintain, unless the rider is perfectly balanced and centred in the saddle. You don't want your horse to be worrying about its back when you want it to focus on learning a new skill.
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        11-15-2012, 12:12 AM
      #28
    Banned
    Ok Kayty, haha since you're here.....
    I can leg yield my guy, left and right, moving forwards, walk and trot, sitting or rising.....I can also get my guy to move directly sideways at a walk and trot....straight spine, slight view of his eye.....what is that called? Haha no he's not spooking away from the gate!
    (remeber he's a spinner, so he has good cross over)

    I do a lot of warm up work before I break into a lope, a lot of counter arcing at the trot too....is that ok? Haha!
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        11-15-2012, 12:25 AM
      #29
    Trained
    Mine can go straight sideways REALLY fast..... when the kangaroos decide to hang out next to the arena haha!

    I suspect that's more of a side pass is it not?? We don't do directly sideways as such in Dressage - unless you're riding a nut job! Though, I do sometimes ride direct sideways as an exercise when my horse is feeling a bit sticky to the lateral aids.
    Down the long side of the arena, then ride a 1/2 pirouette, then straight across the arena and same on the other rein.
    Certainly makes your trot work more uphill!!!!
         
        11-15-2012, 12:29 AM
      #30
    Trained
    Oh, and I warm up like that too on my current nag. Lots and lots of bending around my inside leg, counter and correct flexion and bend and *shock-horror-gasp*.... bringing him deep and round while doing such bending work to really work and release his topline. Then I'll start canter work, and repeat!!!
         

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