Trot

Trot

Trot

Description:
Rider will be asked to transition between the 3 trots (sitting, working, extended)

Options:

  • Between obstacles or in a figure 8 pattern to change diagonal

How is it Judged?

  • Clear differences in each trot should be shown
  • Riders should not “over post” at the working trot.  Rider should be in balance and rhythm with the horse
  • Rider should be light in the saddle and not heavy on the horse’s back
  • When circling the rider should be posting on the outside diagonal
  • On a weaving pattern rider should change diagonals each change of direction
  • Gaited horses must gait properly for the breed and show differences in speed of the gait.
  • Gaited riders may position themselves slightly back towards the cantle
  • At the working trot; English riders should post, western riders may post or 2-point