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post #1 of 3 Old 11-23-2014, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
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Trot pole video critique please!

Fig 8 trot poles:


Please and thank you :)

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post #2 of 3 Old 11-23-2014, 07:13 PM
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Nice riding!

Just a few minor things I noted.
Your hip angle is a bit wide. Fold at your hips a bit more, careful to keep your shoulders back and chest open.
You have a bit of a chair seat, making your posting s bit unstable. The best remedy I have found for this is no-stirrup two-point. Before each ride, trot 2 laps around your arena in two point, with no stirrups! Once two laps becomes easy, bump it up to 2 laps each direction (4 laps total). This exercise should help you greatly, and is a good way to limber up your horse before you ride.

You guys are looking great! :)
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post #3 of 3 Old 11-23-2014, 09:38 PM Thread Starter
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Doing a stirrupless 2 point.... Yikes! So I'd have to lift my butt out of the saddle with my calves is what you are saying? Maybe starting with a half seat stirrupless might be more my speed?

Can you define what exactly a hip angle is?

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