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    11-26-2011, 12:01 PM
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Weanling
Sitting trot- can it be done for Training Level Dressage?

I'm looking at doing a lot of dressage shows this winter. I plan to do Training at first and then progress to First level. I'm looking at my tests that I printed out and I don't see any specifications on a sitting or rising trot. I know Intro requires a rising. Does it matter for Training or First level?

We have such better transitions when I can sit the entire time, my horse stays so much more engaged and I have less of a tendency to ride in a forward huntseat position.
     
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    11-26-2011, 12:09 PM
  #2
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Originally Posted by MudPaint    
I'm looking at doing a lot of dressage shows this winter. I plan to do Training at first and then progress to First level. I'm looking at my tests that I printed out and I don't see any specifications on a sitting or rising trot. I know Intro requires a rising. Does it matter for Training or First level?

We have such better transitions when I can sit the entire time, my horse stays so much more engaged and I have less of a tendency to ride in a forward huntseat position.

I believe you have a choice of either so whatever you feel the most comfortable doing.
     
    11-26-2011, 12:11 PM
  #3
Trained
The only time you have to rise is if the test calls for a stretchy circle, the rest is optional for rising or sitting
     
    11-27-2011, 11:29 PM
  #4
Foal
You have the option of either rising or sitting at both Training and First Levels unless otherwise specified. When the 2011 tests rolled out last year it gave riders the option or posting at first level which was never allowed before. That said, many judges like to see riders, especially at Training Level rising. Most training level horses are not yet engaged and strong enough for sitting trot. Most horses tense and hollow. But if you feel that your horse would perform better with you sitting then by all means give it a go and see what feedback you get. Good luck!
     
    11-28-2011, 10:01 PM
  #5
Weanling
Most of it has to do with me... I have yet to figure out how to not post like a hunter (all tense through the back and tight in the leg), but can sit open and light. So we have a bit of the opposite going on. The dressage aspect of eventing has been much harder than I expected.
     
    11-28-2011, 10:25 PM
  #6
Trained
Well hopefully it's given you an appreciation of how much work us dressage riders have to do well in our discipline :) It is certainly not just riding circles and looking pretty! And it just gets harder as you progress, more feel, sensitivity and timing. The 'tricks' are the easy part, it's keeping the foundations stable and correct that is hard.
As for sitting bs rising, I prefer to rise the lower levels. As said above, at the basic levels a horses back is not developed enough to carry a rider in sit trot over a period of time, unless you are exceptional at sitting with no resistance Through your body whatsoever
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    11-30-2011, 08:52 PM
  #7
Weanling
I have always admired dressage riders but found the lower levels a bit boring. I can't say that anymore. I spend more time stirrupless trying to get this loose feeling all together and letters and.... yea need I say more? I bow down to anyone who has it together in the dressage ring, even at intro, I now know what it takes just to get that.

Not saying a flawless hunter course isn't hard, but I don't think my abs hurt as much in my 20yrs of doing hunters as they have in this last year of truly doing dressage.
     

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