Q: Help! I have trouble sitting the trot. Any ideas?
A: Yes! Ground driving. We know horses learn by having time
to process, and it turns out people need that time, too. When
you ground drive, you walk behind the horse with your legs moving in rhythm with the horse's back legs. There is something about that process that helps riders understand how the back end of the horse moves. Over time, when they get back on , their balance and sit-trot has improved. When ground driving, safety first. Only drive in an enclosed area with no other animals and never wrap the lines around your hand.
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