Christina Equestrian Jumping | 2 Questions | 6 Answers

I've been struggling with my sitting trot. I just can't really sit into my saddle! Any tips on how I could improve ?

I've been struggling with my sitting trot. I just can't really sit into my saddle! Any tips on how I could improve ?
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relax! push your heels down but keep minimum pressure on the stirrups, grip with your thighs (not your calves or knees). Lots of no stirrup work as well
Try to push your heels down with every stride, not enough to where you apply so much pressure you pop out of the saddle. Also sit on your butt bones and relax with the horse. Let your body move with the horse, if you are too stiff you are also more inclined to pop out too. And never give up once you have this down other things will come easier too :)
Some saddles are hard to sit because they're not really made for that purpose, usually deep dressage saddles are great. It also depends on your horse and it's stride, it took me a few weeks to get used to sitting the trot because he's very bouncy and only now after riding him for almost 4 years do I trully sit comfortable in the trot.
Trying to sit the trot without stirrups helps and just feeling the horses movements. Basically the posture of a lady with the hips of a whore!
Thanks for the tips, I will try them out :)
try lengthening your stirrups and leaning backwards just a little bit
try using your ankles to take the jolting, they should be moving up and down. Also try to keep some weight in your stirrups, this will help with keeping you balanced.
Try squeezing your knees
Slow you horse down into a collected trot or do no stirrups
Don't sit on your tailbone it will make it impossible to sit without bouncing 😊
Lots of no stirrups!! It will strengthen your legs so t is easier to sit.
1) if your saddle is to small for you than it might be hard to sit deep
2) you don't want to hold completely still you want to move with the horse a little. If you get stuff then you will bounce around but if you stay relaxed and move with the horse then it will help.
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