My mom is wanting to ride, like really bad. I've been giving her lunge lessons. But not to offen so now we are going to have her ride every day.
Any ways she is sooooo hard to teach the trot.
She has her seat postition right, her heals are down everything looks fine, so then we go onto some sitting trot, she will pull up on the reins and pull her leg/heels up then ofcourse she leans forward and Gypsy will stop.
So my mom wouldnt stop pulling on the reins and Gypsy needs soft hands or you get miss meany!
I then tied the reins up and did the lesson my mom got the trot and did really good she started going around the whole circle at the trot and what not. But now she doesnt want to hold on to the saddle, she wants to get better. NOW she will hold her arms out and flap them, or do circles with them, she also raises her heels. And ofcourse she will loose her balance and tip forward.
Im not going to give the reins back until she stops doing weird things with her arms ( oh man its just to funny to watch, im cracking up right now!) We can't use another horse either we only got the one. And Gypsy isnt bad or anything like that, she just hates her mouth being hung all over.
She does the posting trot really well at the walk, she also has a good jumping position. Its just this whole trotting.... I don't know what kind of excersizes to give her or how to help her with this. I've only tought little kids and they pick it up so fast and easy.
...Oh and I do at the trot say one,two or up,down. To help her get the rythem. Then I was like wait you can say it your self, so she did and then she started say one, toot, one toot, one toot. Oh she's to funny, the poor thing.