A featured entry in the "Deep Seat" series
Plugged In at the Walk
At the walk you will feel and move with the swinging motion of the horse. Some horses have a side-to-side sort of swing. Others swing the rider’s hips forward and back. And still others have a combination of forward, back, and side-to-side motions.
Plugged In at the Trot
The seat bone connection at the trot/jog is essential to having a ride that is comfortable for both horse and rider during sitting trot. Therefore, the rider must know how to use his body most efficiently.
The abdominal muscles: At the trot/jog it is most important to know how to use the abdominal muscles. They must pull up and relax.
The use of the back: The lower back must flatten and relax while remaining plugged in (Illus. 15, 16).