Originally Posted by mildot
They are the best at sitting the trot. Maybe you should start paying attention to how they ride.
Why? I have no problem sitting the trot. Plus dressage riders ride differently then hunter riders. You'll lose in a show if your stirrups are real long and your legs are constantly banging the horse's sides. Sure dressage riders can sit well, so can other disciplines...like Western Pleasure riders for example, but are you going to tell the OP to ride hunters as a western rider? Probably not.
Riding in a dressage saddle, the dressage way, is not going to help the OP sit the trot for hunters. She is specifically asking about her discipline. NOT dressage. So she needs to keep her heels down, legs secure, relaxed hips, and then she'll be sitting the trot like a hunter.
Sitting quietly at the trot is difficult..practice will for sure help.