Tag: trotting

3 Steps to Better Canter Transitions

3 Steps to Better Canter Transitions

Have you ever felt that feeling?  The feeling you get when you’re trotting and you ask for the canter.  Rather than your horse simply striking cleanly from the trot to the canter, you experience this extremely uncomfortable and unbalanced trot.  A trot that gets faster and faster until finally you almost fall into a canter. Not a great feeling, eh?!…

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Working Together on Your Trot – Audio Training

Are you open to having a little fun together today in your riding?  If so, I have created this episode of the Daily Strides Podcast for you to listen to as you ride your horse.   If you are subscribed to the podcast already, you will find this episode on the date it was originally published; the 20th of January 2020.…

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Avoiding the Trampoline Effect in the Sitting Trot

Avoiding the Trampoline Effect in the Sitting Trot

What this episode is all about & how it can help you:- Recognise the ‘trampoline effect’ in sitting trot Understand why it’s not up and down, but rather forwards and back Learn what the ‘hinge line’ is Get started with practicing a smoother sitting trot Have you resigned yourself to the fact that you are never going to be great…

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The Correct Diagonal In Trot

The Correct Diagonal In Trot

There you are, happily trotting around the arena, delighted at the fact that you can ‘post’ correctly; until someone goes and bursts your bubble by pointing out that you are on the wrong diagonal…  “Sit for two” they shout your way…  And you’re thinking ‘Come again?’! What is the Diagonal in the Trot? Being on the correct diagonal is to…

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