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Sit The Trot

Credit: Arnd Bronkhorst - Arnd.nl To sit a big trot more effectively, you need to make your horse more reactive to lighter aids and teach yourself to establish the optimal tempo.

Tips to Sit a Big Trot More Effectively

USDF gold medalist Kamila Dupont offers advice and explains that addressing this issue begins with improving the horse's gaits.

sitting trot required dressage tests

At What Level In Dressage Are You Required to Sit the Trot?

Find out when you should be prepared to ride the sitting trot in dressage competition.

Credit: Arnd Bronkhorst - arnd.nl The dressage rider’s goal is to develop a classically correct seat (as shown above by Kasey Perry); where she will sit in an ear–shoulder–hip–heel vertical alignment while continuing to swing with the horse’s back.

Learning to Sit the Trot

Joan Williams explains this important step in a dressage rider's development and answers a reader's question.