Originally Posted by ernie5567
I can not sit the trot!!!! Like it's impossible!!! I'd like to start showing but I don't think you can post when showing Western. I really don't mind posting at all I actually like it, but my trainer tells me I need to learn to sit. I don't understand how to not bounce around all over. When ever I attempt to sit the trot I always end up bruising my butt
. I really need help, I know I have to try to put all my weight in my heels and sit back but I still seem to flop around like a sack of potatoes!!!! I need your help!!
I'm learning in the trot, it's so important to let your pelvis move with side to side motion of the horses legs. So that pelvic triangle is moving not just front back but with the horses legs, left right as well. I try to use my ab muscles to keep my shoulders and back straight while allowing my bottom half to become a part of the movement of my horse. If you consciously have to make an effort to keep your heels just so, perhaps your stirrups are a little low. Even though I'm long legged, I like my stirrups a bit high right now.