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Improve Your Sitting Trot

When you’re not able to sit your horse’s trot without bouncing, it’s not only uncomfortable, it’s also hard on both your and your horse’s joints, spine and back muscles. Sitting the trot well requires that you and your horse are balanced, relaxed and have the right posture. If your horse isn’t balanced, working off his hindquarters and lifting his back, this will be a challenge. However, if you don’t have the correct posture, you won’t be balanced or relaxed. And you won’t be able to help your horse. You’ll grip with the wrong parts of your body in an attempt to stay in the saddle, resulting in more tension. The more you bounce, the more you’ll grip and the harder it is for your horse to lift his back. It’s a vicious cycle. Ride with the Right Posture The foundation of your position is your seat, whether you are riding…

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