Originally Posted by Skyseternalangel
Oh no don't sit on your tailbone!!!! Seat bones, they keep your seat :P If you sit on your tailbone, you'll likely hurt yourself very badly! I once shattered my tailbone on a rock and it's still tender but I never feel it while riding because I stay on my seat bones.. and when you sit up tall you will feel more secure and balanced. It's keeping them there is what the problem is.
But I hope you get the sitting trot down.. it's very difficult at first
EDIT: Here's kind of a long winded explanation: The Seat
Thank you! I don't think he meant actually ride on my tailbone, as sitting here right now takes way too much effort to even get my tailbone to the chair and I can only imagine the pain I'd be in if I sat the trot like that LOL! I think it was a way for me to visualize a rounded, relaxed lower back.
Whats funny is I used to be able to sit the trot quite lovely back in my late teen years...now later in life that is the one thing since I've started back riding that didnt come right back to me - and I have a feeling its because my core is not as strong as it was when I was 18.