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post #31 of 44 Old 04-05-2016, 06:54 PM
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This will not balance you, it will cause you to lose the ability to absorb the movement
No, that is through the core & hips following the motion, the inner thighs are the stabilizers.
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Gripping is done with the upper inner thigh, not the whole leg. It's not a constant grip, more of a reactive one to stay balanced.

No, you do not grip with the upper leg, you certainly should not need to grip to keep your balance.
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No, you do not grip with the upper leg, you certainly should not need to grip to keep your balance.
Maybe grip is the wrong word.
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Maybe grip is the wrong word.
Sorry I had riding bareback in my head.
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Hmmmmmmmm - a lot of the trainers I have seen cannot even sit the trot themselves!
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Really?!!
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I tried gripping win my thighs. Heels down. Sitting in my pockets. Tightening my core. Opening my hips--I still bounced like popcorn on a trampoline.


Tank went into a canter a few times today but more so bolted. So bouncin a trot then being booted into a canter really made me feel discouraged today. I couldn't get a good seat let alone transition into a canter :(
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Here's my lesson at sitting a trot. Please be kind
https://youtu.be/ZmDx0ulngDc
Great demonstration, and what a great horse!

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Hi!
Try to keep yourself above your pony.
In rising, practise this.
Lean forward slightly on your thighs/knees before pushing your leg gently forward and pushing your stomach and shoulders back. Technically you should have this position the entire time you are riding.
When you go to do sitting trot sit up tall in this position.
Hope this helps xx
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If you look at dressage riders working at the medium and extended trot you will see that they are not sitting tall they are slightly leaning back to help absorb the movement.

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If you look at dressage riders working at the medium and extended trot you will see that they are not sitting tall they are slightly leaning back to help absorb the movement.

http://youtu.be/4pP_hNjjOvU
My instructors had me lean back a LOT when I was learning and than only bring my torso forward when I got the rythm. It helpedva lot to get the point accross.
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