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 Posted via Mobile Device