Appropriate gaits: Walk, Trot
Move your lower leg and knee in a bicycling motion in time with the horse’s gait. This is a small 1-2” motion in which the knee and ankle move vertically up and down the saddle flap.
Repeat: 3 x 30 seconds (or until tired)
Focus: No gripping with your knee (free movement)
Focus: On down beats, step downward.
Focus: Engage your core for stability.
Focus: Use this exercise during sitting trot to stabilize yourself.
Focus: Use this exercise during sitting trot without stirrups to stabilize yourself.
Good for: Gripping with knees. Balance.