12-30-2012, 09:51 PM
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You are really tipped forward, I don't quite understand why you're riding like that - is this how your instructor encourages you to sit?
I would like to see a straight line down from your head to your hip to your heel; at the moment your bottom is sticking out back, and your head and shoulders are pushed way forward. If you can achieve that position your rising in the trot should be a lot quieter with a lot less motion on your part. I always think about the trot that you should be making minimal effort (or look like it anyway), and that way could trot across the countryside for hours without exhaustion.
I think your toes are pointing out "penguin feet" but it's a bit hard to tell on this video?
Finally, I would like to see the horse rushing less, collecting more, and getting his back legs under him more to properly engage the engine.