trotting! - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 15 Old 07-17-2012, 11:57 PM
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Ashland, OR
Posts: 8,450
• Horses: 1
From your heels up:

Your heels should be down, absorbing all shock.
Your legs should be stretched, keeping gentle contact but not gripping.
Your hips should be moving loosely side to side as the horse moves its stride.
Your back should be like a slinky, up and down,also loose.
Your shoulders should be back.
Your neck should be long.
Your chin should be up.
Your face should be smiling.
Destane likes this.

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
SorrelHorse is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #12 of 15 Old 07-25-2012, 11:58 PM
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: yankee ct where we live forever
Posts: 310
• Horses: 0
Originally Posted by ernie5567 View Post
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.
2BigReds likes this.

wild old thing is offline  
post #13 of 15 Old 08-04-2012, 11:04 PM
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 20
• Horses: 0
When getting riding lessons, the instructor told me to post... on a Western saddle.... .-. I looked so awkward. Lol.
Destane is offline  
post #14 of 15 Old 08-05-2012, 11:15 AM
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 46
• Horses: 0
Duck tape yourself to the saddle! Haha no actually what I did when my horse would absolutely not slow down for me, I would make her go really really fast for a while! When she wanted to slow down, I would speed her back up! This method probably doesn't work for horses that could run forever though. If your horse is going the correct speed for wp, you should have no problem at all for sitting though. Is your horse paying attention to you? Are you sure you have the right bit for her as well?
Black Out is offline  
post #15 of 15 Old 08-05-2012, 01:49 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: California
Posts: 182
• Horses: 0
update!! I am now a sitting trot pro!! hehe :) i have been working on it for a while and now I've got it!! Thaks for all the advice!
ernie5567 is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help with trotting? Manonahorse Horse Riding 5 10-15-2011 05:13 PM
I need help with trotting :( angietwentyeleven Horse Riding 11 10-06-2011 12:58 AM
Need Help Trotting!!!!! disposablecamera Horse Talk 5 08-11-2011 04:21 PM
Too Much Trotting tempest Horse Training 17 06-28-2011 11:10 AM
A bit of Trotting DSJ46 Horse Riding 8 06-22-2011 02:12 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome