I was just sitting at work today watching people ride past my window when I realized what amazing sitting trots that all have, and it reminded me how much I need to work on improving mine.
Does anyone have any tips on improving the sitting trot? Especially without stirrups!!
My sitting trot with stirrups is decent- could definitely use some work, but in general I keep good balance and don't bounce around TOO much.
Without stirrups is a different story however... I can usually keep my balance for a few strides but then I need to grab some mane and steady myself I can't seem to stay balanced without squeezing my lower leg when I'm sitting. Help!
Ironically, my posting trot without stirrups isn't bad at all!
The coach I had for about 4 months when I was at school was very good at telling me what I was doing wrong... But never gave me any tips on how to improve. Needless to say I won't be going back to her. The horse I rode also tended to have a very fast, choppy trot, which didn't help me much!
Any tips would be great!