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    01-06-2012, 08:32 AM
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A Slow Trot?

My mare has a naturaly slower trot than most. I can comfortably sit in the saddle without an issue or I can sit trot no issue either.
So my question is is a certain one of these two more comfortable for my horse? Is one better than the other?

I hope this makes sense ^^
     
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    01-06-2012, 05:46 PM
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Weanling
I'm not sure I understand. You can sit in the saddle and you can sit the trot? Could you explain? :)
     
    01-06-2012, 10:13 PM
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Sorry I wasnt very specific!


I can either rise up and down in the saddle ( I call it sit trot) or I can sit in the saddle and either way it is comfortable for me.

'Sitting' in the saddle is easier for me but would it be comfortable for my mare or should I just rise up and down in the saddle anyway.
     
    01-06-2012, 10:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Caitlinpalomino    
Sorry I wasnt very specific!


I can either rise up and down in the saddle ( I call it sit trot) or I can sit in the saddle and either way it is comfortable for me.

'Sitting' in the saddle is easier for me but would it be comfortable for my mare or should I just rise up and down in the saddle anyway.
Sweetness, the first one you describe is a posting trot. You post (rise up). The other one where you sit in the saddle is known as the sitting trot.

Mainly, rising trot is easier on the horse's back IF you don't have a quiet seat. But either one, if you do it properly, won't hurt your horse :) Just a different way of riding the same gait.

In some shows, you can get away with posting, but when you are doing more advanced english-y shows, they may require you to do a sitting trot (sit the trot instead of rise.)

Hope I helped!
     
    01-07-2012, 12:28 AM
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Trained
A western saddle has a tree that distributes weight over a greater area than an English saddle - particularly toward the rear. There isn't much wrong with sitting the trot in a western saddle, although posting is fine outside of shows.

With an English saddle, my horses get pissy if I sit the trot too long. They accept it, but they aren't happy if I sit there for 10 minutes English.

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    01-07-2012, 12:47 AM
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There isn't much wrong with sitting the trot in a western saddle, although posting is fine outside of shows.

With an English saddle, my horses get pissy if I sit the trot too long. They accept it, but they aren't happy if I sit there for 10 minutes English.
It's all about being able to keep with your horse's rhythm and stay with the horse the entire time.

The average rider with a good seat can keep it well for a long time. If you're like me, you can keep it and lose it often. And if you're a professional, you could probably keep it all day without any breaks.

Either way it won't hurt your horse unless you start banging on their back from tension or not being in the right rhythm. Which is why if you're learning, it's good to sit for a few strides, and go back to the posting trot. In any saddle. Until you can handle staying sitting for longer without those seat bones being airborne, OP :)
     
    01-07-2012, 09:15 PM
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Ok thankyou very much for that help. I have an all purpose saddle. My horse doesnt seem to mind if I sit in the saddle.
     
    01-07-2012, 10:47 PM
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Yearling
My QH has a slow trot and I get him to go really slow so its just a step up from walking and he doesnt mind me sitting it I also ride him bareback and he doesnt mind it at all.
     

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