Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: An English Girl living in beautiful Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
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.
Get up, get going, seize the day. Enjoy the sunshine, the rain, cloudy days, snowstorms, and thunder. Getting on your horse is always worth the effort.