I haven't ridden a trotting horse in forever. My horse is gaited. Riding a gaited horse is much different than a trotter, I'll tell ya! The whole position is different. Sometimes I get up on a trotter and try to return to my hunt seat roots.
The little mare isn't mine; she's a green broke three-year-old who hasn't been ridden in a couple weeks. She can be rather difficult. I'm not usually hard handed, but she was fighting my half halts in one of the stills and the picture was snapped in the midst of that.
Also, my heels. They are not down. I have bad ankles and that is about how far they go down. That's embarassing. So make sure to say more than "Heels down!", cause I've noticed. ;D
Sucky heels... This is my bad bad ankle.
That angry half halt face I warned you about.