Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Southern Alberta, Canada
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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! ~
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