Originally Posted by Fayewokf
I find sitting trots without stirrups much easier, i'm not bouncing and it's alot tidier. Can someone tell me in this case, does that mean my legs are still garbage?
I think everyone goes through this ... It is easier to sit without stirrup. It doesn't mean that your legs are "garbage" but yeh as long as you're not as confortable with than without stirrup it means that you didn't find the right balance for the trot.
Side question- |
What is counter bend use for?
- bend the horse will give him more flexibility: it's a stretching exercice
The horse needs to bend so then he can walk straight
- it's easier for the rider to ask the horse to bend in the "good side" because you're just following the track then it's a good exercice for the rider to learn how to control every part of the horse