As ‘the middle pace’ between the walk and the canter, the trot is the pace most people get stuck in riding endlessly around the arena.
Sadly, not only does this do very little to improve the pace and the horse’s overall way of going, but it also encourages the horse to switch off, drop behind the leg, and become inattentive to the rider’s aids.
So, in this in-depth podcast episode, we take a look at what makes a correct trot, how to ride the trot, and how you can improve this pace.
(Please note: This is an updated and expanded version of our previous 'About the Horse's Trot Gait' episode)
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