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post #11 of 17 Old 06-12-2013, 07:42 PM
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I completely agree with staring without stirrups. Relax your pelvis and lower back. I like to think of it as being "gumby' but keeping your frame. In other words, my whole body is relaxed and moving with the horse but I keep my posture, leg position locked, but I am completly relaxed. I tend to melt into my horse. I love the feeling! After you master that, picking up the stirrups is a piece of cake.
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post #12 of 17 Old 06-25-2013, 08:08 PM
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Master the sitting trot

Originally Posted by Corporal View Post
You will never sit the trot well with stirrups until you've put in the time riding without stirrups.
A successful sitting trot requires an understanding of the contributions of both horse and rider.
(1) the rider must understand the sitting trot: NECESSARY reading
(2) rider must maintain firm upper body, no flexibility
(3) DO NOT PUSH foot onto stirrup
(4) some flex in hips to move with the horse
Sitting trot is not for beginners The rider should no longer tilt forward or back when horse starts or stops. If possible learn the sitting trot without stirrups.
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post #13 of 17 Old 06-25-2013, 08:27 PM
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make sure your lower back is loose so you can move with your horses natural movement. keep your shoulders relaxed as well, they should not really move. doing these things might stop that really bouncy uncomfortable feeling, i know what your feeling, i have been there before!
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post #14 of 17 Old 07-01-2013, 12:54 AM
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I suggest doing a lot of stirrupless work, and taking the opportunity to work with someone on the lunge line. The lunge line would give you the opportunity to focus on your position instead of the horse itself, and you can learn to feel for the movement. Thats something that every rider has struggled with at some point in their career, so have no fear. Give it time, it will come.
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post #15 of 17 Old 07-10-2013, 11:35 AM
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People can give you lots of advice about sitting the trot--My favorite on this thread is lungeline rider training--but, really, when people used horses all of the time and spent the hours and hours astride they didn't need an explanation of how to sit the walk, the trot or the canter.
The lungeline training, IMHO is the fast-track route. No other suggestions will really help you, except spending lots and lots of TIME doing it. I never sat a horse well until I owned my own horses, taught with them and rode for hours at a time, month after month, year after year. It is like riding a bike--you will never forget the feel. A balanced rider doesn't panic bodily when he/she loses a stirrup and I ride with my stirrups one hole longer than most people with my leg length. It was important to me to practice riding without stirrups for a secure seat, and I've ridden out many bucks bc of this.
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post #16 of 17 Old 08-04-2013, 01:24 PM
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Really try to find your center of balance. Practice Practice Practice! That's really what will make you better.
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post #17 of 17 Old 08-05-2013, 01:45 PM
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hey all, im new to the forum and have made my own new sitting trot style while i was messing around cause i hate it. i started off with no sturrips and noticed that when i done a motion like a dog dragging its bum on the ground with my hips it meant i stuck to the saddle a bit more.

this might sound very strange but i think it definalty works :)
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