LOL GH, I don't envy you sitting to that trot ;D You're going to have your work cut out, like the way he moves. Had my mare for nearly 7 months now.. two lessons twice a week, trainer sees me every time I ride, and I think we have another few months before we can consider it.. but, take it nice and slow and the rewards are bigger!
We do sitting from the first level.. I find sitting trot so much easier, especially for teaching a greenie to come from behind when you get round to it, and transition work.. so much easier to use hips and seat than rising it!
I'm sorry, I thought we had hijacked Eclipses thread to talk about competition work, where rising is optional at Intro and training as far as I know, hence I don't NEED to rise.
Training at home, or with my trainer, a whole different ball game!
Woah woah woah.. I am just saying that WE have to do sitting trot, thought it was strange you do rising, but I'm not making the rules.
All I was saying is gl with sitting that trot, I know I wouldn't want to, but I'm glad you hav a future goal for Ben. I think its great to have a goal to work towards, whether it takes 6 months, a year or two years.
Sorry you are correct Val, optional at Training Level, unless there is a wonderful stretchy circle in the test, that part is rising
Duffy, I was just trying to point out that I won't have to worry about sitting trot in competition yet, which will give me time to save up and purchase some type of new age, reinforced, no bounce super bra, because I have a feeling that Ben's trot may lead to some eye catching moments, I'm just hoping they aren't black eye moments