How to trot a horse

Do Western riders post the trot?

Many western disciplines, especially speed games, don’t require a sitting jog (or a jog at all, for that matter) and you might see riders posting the trot at all times. … But the posting trot is one of the most beneficial gaits for the western horse to encourage true, balanced collection.

Should you grip with your knees when riding?

Your knee should be turned in to rest against the knee roll, but it should not grip. Your knee should be bent to allow your lower leg to hang at an angle by the horse’s side. Don’t try to ride with your knee straight in order to achieve a long, ‘dressage’ leg position.

Which leg do you use to turn a horse?

left leg

Is trotting bad for a horse?

Prolonged trotting contributes to joint and cartilage deterioration. Barefoot horses are at similar risk from roadwork as horses who are shod. Working on very soft or uneven surfaces increases the risk of injury.

Which leg do you sit on in rising trot?

Posting or rising on the correct diagonal in trot is when you are sitting or down when your horse’s outside shoulder (and inside hind leg) are on the ground. This means that you are rising or posting when the same outside shoulder and inside hind leg and moving forward.

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