Originally Posted by Skyseternalangel
Start with the SLOWEST trot ever. Like barely trotting. Sit, and keep your legs 'there' so you can use them, and think that your butt/seat is a sack of sand, and each little grain is sinking down. It helps to make sure you aren't leaning too far forward.
Try and keep hands nice and still, shoulders and elbows loose.
i think the hardest part for me would be figuring out the mechanics of it
When lead foot comes up, what do my hips do?
When the lead foot goes down, what to my hips do?
Do my hips do the same thing in reference to the .. trailing(?) foot
If I am right about the rhythm and how I feel that rhythm --- then the lead foot rises, I will feel the horse rise slightly, and when it falls, I should feel the horse fall slightly --- same with the trailing foot but less pronounced
Kind of a UP-DOWN/up-down/UP-DOWN/up-down with the DOWN/up nearly coinciding
... am I wrong on that thought?