#4 Sitting Trot

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Appropriate Gaits: Trot

 

Instructions:

Practice sitting trot.
Perform transitions to-and-from trot, walk, canter.
20m, 10m circles and changes of direction.

Time: Until tired or 5 mins (take breaks for posting trot and stop early)

Optional Focus: Stretch your torso up.

Optional Focus: Push down with your heels to absorb each beat.

Optional Focus: Use your seat to encourage larger and smaller strides.

Optional Focus: Don’t grip with your thighs, allow them to glide up and down the saddle with each beat.

Optional Focus: Gentle contact with hands (flex your elbows).  Keep your fists pointing upward for best flexibility.

 

Good for: Rider balance. Gripping with knees.

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