Horse Riders Mechanic – How to Improve Your Rising (Posting) Trot
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Horse Riders Mechanic – How to Improve Your Rising (Posting) Trot

March 1, 2020


the subject of rider biomechanics
focuses on the rider in detail a rider wants their horse to be straight supple
balanced etc but a horse cannot be any of these if their rider is hindering
rather than helping them due to their own position and balance problems please be sure to give this video the
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available every week hi there my name is Jeremiah’s I’m also known as the horse
riders mechanic this short video is about rising trot it starts with what
should happen in rising trot then what shouldn’t happen in rising trot and then
just one of several lessons from the horse riders mechanic online course
about rising trot hope you enjoy the video many riders know and regularly use
rising a posting trot what should happen your seat should rise up and forward and
down and back rather than straight up in the air and down again it should follow
an arch shape with the top end of your thigh swinging forwards and backwards
your seat should land softly in the saddle and rise up and forward again
with very little effort your hands should stay still which means that your
elbow should open and close slightly as your seat goes up and forward and down
and back all of this should happen in precise time with the movements of your
horses back this involves muscular effort when carried out properly however
once you learn how to move efficiently and learn how to harness the upward
movement of your horse and the downward force of gravity to your advantage it
becomes much easier in time as your muscles and skills develop it becomes
almost effortless what should not happen becoming overly tired other than what
can be explained by a lack of fitness and upsetting your horse landing too
heavily or even double bumping where your seat lands a fraction of a second
too early before the upwards bump from your horse happens
losing the stirrups especially the inside one on the circle rising too high or rising too low
getting left behind in which case you will tend to learn too far back in the
saddle twisting your upper body as you rise or
pulling or jerking on your horse’s head as you rise and sit rising trot lesson 1
rising to the trot with accuracy and strength as a rider rises to the trot
their knee joint should open and close with their lower leg sting engaged
underneath them then the end of their thighs should be still while the hip end
of their thigh should describe a small arc another way of describing this is
that the thighs should behave like the upside down pendulum of an old-fashioned
clock with the knee staying still and the hip swinging forward to describe
part of a small circle therefore rising to the trot is not a
very accurate term for what you actually do because if you literally go up and
down you tend to get left behind the movement of your horse because your
horse is moving forward and you are not if instead you work on getting your
thigh to work correctly writing becomes much easier and smoother as you move
forward with your horse so each time your seat leaves the saddle
your hips should move in a forward arc your seat should land cleanly but softly
your seat should touch down at the precise same moment that your horse’s
hind leg bumps you back up to begin this lesson ask your horse to trot then begin
rising to the trot as much as it is safe to do so turn your attention to thinking
about engaging the muscles at the lower end of your thighs to control your rise
and your sit instead of simply allowing the upward bump of your horse to throw
you up and gravity to bring you back down again you are now controlling the
speed and height of your rising and sitting by using the muscles in your
thighs if you’ve not already been doing this then you may find it very tiring at
first the good news is that your thigh muscles are usually very quick to
respond and quickly adapt to this increased workload as you rise take your
hips towards your horses ears for those of you that like visualizations imagine
that there is an elastic band attached to your navel at one end with the other
end attached to your horses pole that’s the area between his ears every time
your seat leaves the saddle this invisible elastic band takes your hips
towards your horses ears rather than straight up in the air
remember your horse is moving forward therefore you must – or you will be left
behind the movement your shoulders should be just slightly in front of your
hips through birth the rise and the sit phases your knees should never fully
open if they do you are rising too high and/or your stirrups are too long you
should find that you can now control how high rise you should now be able to rise
higher and faster or slower and lower if you wish this does not mean that you
should be rising high and fast you should in fact be rising only as far as
is necessary but you now have the means to control
your rising rising trot lesson 1 learning to rise the trot with accuracy
and strength quick summary of this lesson engage the muscles in your thighs
to control the speed and height of your rising move your hips towards your
horses ears as you rise keep your shoulders slightly in front of your hips
don’t over straighten your knees you are ready to move on to the next lesson when
you can rise to the trot with accuracy and strength without tiring also when
you can move forward with your horse without getting left behind the movement
the horse riders mechanic boots and the horse riders mechanic online course have
many lessons like this one these lessons will improve your riding out of sight
why not have a look you can read the first chapters of each of these books on
the website see the links below if you’ve enjoyed this video please give it
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