Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Sitting Trot...Ouch

How the heck does ANYONE sit a sitting trot... on a standardbred?

At the show, I tried to slow him enough to sit it as you read about last post, but it was a running walk/pacey kind of stance that was just weird. Yesterday, I worked on the exercise from last week... posting at the trot then two-point, and added in sitting trot (to get better for the next opportunity to make fools of ourselves). YIKES, OUCH, and SLOPPY! We kept the speed instead of slowing down, but it's just terrible.

Suggestions for an insanely uncomfortable sitting trot exercise?