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    01-23-2010, 08:46 PM
Originally Posted by easyluckyfree    
i have no idea what to do besides from what my trainer told me to, 'use my lower body and plant my but in the seat' which seems near impossible for me
If that is all your trainer is telling you then maybe you need to work with someone that can be more helpful for this problem.
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    01-24-2010, 02:44 AM
Remember that it takes a level of suitable fitness (meaning, bicep fitness is not something required for sitting trot. A different muscle group is conditioned for it.) to be able to maintain a proper sitting trot for an extended period of time.
Sitting in short intervals at first, then slowly lengthening the time that you sit is just one of the ways you can help condition your body to the concussion, help build core strength, and aid in establishing a balanced, steady, independent seat (meaning, you won't be bouncing up and down so much after you get fitter!). Doing seperate exercises like stretching, yoga, or pilates can also aid to increase these attributes to help with sitting trot, or any aspect of riding.

Then again, fitness applies to everything. I remember how difficult it was to post the trot, now I look back and think, "That's easy stuff!"
But I guess if I quit riding for some reason and then came back to it after a while, I'd probably have to start from scratch! ~
    01-24-2010, 02:08 PM
Originally Posted by MyBoyPuck    
Please, there's no offense intended here, but it's probably because you're on a nice comfy Quarterhorse or otherwise broad backed breed. My friend used to watch me struggle to sit my high withered TB's horse. She would laugh her butt off while I bounced around like a piece of jello. She let me try out her QH, and I was stupified to find there's almost no movement when he trots. It's night and day. Western riders are very good at sitting back on their pockets and keeping their hip angle open to absorb the motion, so you do have a significant advantage there. If you lock your hips or back, it's all over.
Although there are some QH like your WP lines who have a nice comfy trots when you get into your true performance QH their trots are much bigger and drive much more then what you get from a WP bred trained QH.

I have even ridden friends big dressage horses who they have a hard time sitting the trot on and I have little problem. I just think it is b/c it is what Western riders do.

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