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post #1 of 8 Old 07-28-2020, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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Sitting trot

I was just wondering when in flatwork routine do you start to do exericises in sitting trot. I was taught that you must warm the horse up in all three gaits (rising when trotting) and then after canter you can start doing dressage exercises and more serious figures in sitting trot. Do you do the same or am I the only one?
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post #2 of 8 Old 07-28-2020, 07:45 PM
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Well, when I rode Western at beginning levels, we NEVER posted. Only sat. Warmup at a walk, then sitting trot.

I ride English now, and we will sit the trot usually after some walking and a little posting. However, I do sometimes ride bareback and while I *can* post bareback, it's not pretty, so we usually just go with sitting trot. So, it would be walking and then sitting trot.

I have never waited to sit the trot until after cantering. However, it may be that different horses have different needs. For instance, my horses now are on pasture 24/7, and supposedly because of that they don't need a lot of warmup before engaging in more strenuous riding.

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post #3 of 8 Old 07-28-2020, 09:23 PM
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We were never allowed to do a sitting trot until we could sit the trot and not bounce around causing the horse to stiffen to protect themselves.

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post #4 of 8 Old 07-28-2020, 11:01 PM
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You want them to warmed up and relaxed so that you can actually sit on them. If you try to sit on them before they've given their back, it's just going to cause a cycle of tension. For some that might need to be after the canter, some can warm up enough in the trot. Depends on you and the horse.
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post #5 of 8 Old 07-28-2020, 11:11 PM
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Depends on the horse - my 22 year old retired showhorse - I generally post in the warm-up, and will continue into sitting work. For my 7 year old green horse, I never sit the trot - she isn't established enough yet where it would be warranted. If she can't keep a constant tempo while I post, how can I expect it when I sit?

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post #6 of 8 Old 07-29-2020, 01:12 AM
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When I was learning, and teaching, we were never allowed to post the trot until we had learned the sitting trot. Something we n read forgot.

I always warmed the horse up before doing a sitting trot.
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post #7 of 8 Old 07-29-2020, 07:56 AM
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I will usually do a round of two point(trot and canter), than post the trot and still two point the canter and only then do I sit both trot and canter. BUT, If my horse is misbehaving I will sit the trot immediately and get their ducks in a row. I find that I have a much better connection with the horse when sitting the trot, regardless of how warmed up they are.
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post #8 of 8 Old 08-06-2020, 07:56 PM
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For me it varies depending on the horse I'm riding. I usually work the trot posting in circles around the arena in both directions several times. Usually after a few laps both ways when the horse is comfortable, I do some sitting trot exercises. This is to keep the horse in trot mode and not throw the curveball of cantering and suddenly sitting the trot afterwards. I'd find that confusing. If I do throw in a canter after posting, I will always go back to posting trot after the canter and when the horse is moving nicely at the trot, then I'll sit.

Also doing posting trot exercises then sitting trot exercises sets up for a better canter imo.

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