Thursday, October 30, 2014

"Rising trot. What are you doing with your riding position? Dressage In...



"What is really happening to your riding position at the posting trot?  Are you moving with the horse or bouncing all over the place?" 

The rising/posting trot is a common challenge for many riders.  Finding the right riding position takes a lot of practice.  Once the rider "gets it" they find that their horses trot also improves. The issues that most riders have include: standing on their toes (instead of sinking into their heals) and posting faster than the horse is trotting. Now, you can watch what I do with Camille to help her become aware of what she is doing in the rising trot.

Have you noticed what you are doing at the rising trot with your riding position?