Hi, I’m Kelli on behalf of Expert Village,
I’m going to show you some tips and techniques that I use when I’m trotting and jogging my
horse. So now we have our horse moving comfortably at a walk. We are keeping our posture nice
and straight. Keeping our heels down, we are having her moving nice and forward. We are
holding our reins right. We are going to move into a trot so we are going to apply a little
bit more leg pressure. Give her a little cluck. We are going to her move up to a trot. Holding
her reins nice and loosely. You don’t want to hold her hands too ridged. You just want
them to kind of go with the motion of the horse. We are sitting nice and balanced with
our shoulders back, our shoulder, hip and heel are all in a line. Our heels are down.
We are looking where we want to go, keeping our chin up and parallel to the ground. We
are staying balance on our horse we are sitting, balanced on each seat bone. Now leaning off
to one side or leaning to the other, we are keeping our shoulders really nice and square.
Keeping our elbows bent and one our side. Our hands are a few inches above the horse
wither, our fingers are closed but they are nice and supple. They are not too ridged pulling
on her. We don’t want to pull her back up in her, we don’t also want to let her too
loose and let her arms kind of bounce out like this so we are keeping our reins nice
and loose. We are keeping our hands nice and soft. Soft hands make soft mouths and we are
using mostly our legs; we are not using a lot of rein pressure. We are using our leg
to steer where we want to go, looking where we want to go and keeping our posture. So
that is how you want to move from the walk into the trot.