Trotting

Riding a Serpentine

Riding a Serpentine

Do you , like many riders, find yourself overlooking the humble serpentine as being too basic and easy a schooling movement to be of any real consequence to your horses development?  If so, I would love to challenge you that the modest serpentine, if ridden and worked on correctly, can be a fantastic training aid for both your horse;  and for…

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A Smooth Sitting Trot

A Smooth Sitting Trot

Sitting trot is probably one of the most confounding things to master when you first begin riding, and often enough time is not invested at the beginning of your training to understanding the sitting trot, leaving riders to their own devices, of which there are many, in trying to stay in the saddle and not bounce around like a gummy…

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Rising or Posting in Trot

Rising or Posting in Trot

Have you ever sat down (no pun intended) and thought about how correct your rising or posting in trot actually is? Rising or posting in trot is one of the first aspects we learn when starting out riding a horse… We happily spend hours trotting around the arena or along trail, up down, up down, up down, without ever stopping…

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Trotting Without Running

Trotting Without Running

One of the things that a lot of Daily Strides listeners have in common is the fact that the time they have to devote to riding and improving their riding skills, is generally in short supply… And rides can become something that are squeezed in between the million other things we have going on in our lives. In times like…

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