Posting Trot

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An Adult Amateur's Ode to the Rising Trot

One rider shares how her feelings toward the rising trot have evolved over the years.

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Are You Ready to Move Up to Second Level?

Kate Fleming-Kuhn explains how to be sure you and your dressage horse are prepared before moving up a level.

Credit: Arnd Bronkhorst - Arnd.nl Discovering how important the timing of our aids is begins with the rider developing an understanding of the biomechanical footfalls of the horse. In free walk, where the horse has complete freedom of his head and neck and is swinging over his back, feel the swing through his belly muscles.

The Importance of Correct Timing of the Dressage Aids

A dressage rider learns the importance of her aids when she first learns to post on the correct diagnonal.

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How Can I Improve My Balance in Posting Trot?

Getting the correct balance and mechanics for a good posting trot can take some time and effort.

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What Is the Purpose of Posting the Trot on the Outside Diagonal?

Heather Mason answers this reader question, explaining the purpose of posting the trot on the outside diagonal and discussing which hand should carry the dressage whip.

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Posting When Leg Yielding: What Is Correct?

FEI trainer Lisa Pierson explains the influence of the rising trot on the horse