Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Olds Alberta Canada
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Why do you think a sitting trot is the most difficult?
It is ideal for having that even leg pressure, applying as much as needed, to get that drive from behind, while sitting deep.
it is also used extensively in upper dressage, when that horse is moving more collected
For a rising trot, you need your horse to be moving with rhythm and impulsion, letting him do most of the work for that rising trot, versus , as sometimes seem, the rider trying to 'pedal that horse with his own exaggerated body movement, on a horse just dogging along. The rising trot should not depend on your mare's mood, and a walk can be both engaged, or a method to let a horse cool down, riding on along rein. It should even then, never be a free for all, with the horse doing whatever he wants
A canter is a very easy gait, if that horse is light, soft, moving collected