My trainer’s thoughts on collected trot
In my lesson today we were working on extended and collected trot and while doing collected one of the girls who has an ex western horse was making her horse jog trying to show off what she thought was a collected trot. My trainer said “the horse should raise his legs higher than if working trot but contain himself within a collected stride, collection does not mean quarter horse mode.” It was hard to hold in my laugh. But by the end of the lesson we all had good proper collected trots.
There’s days when I want to do top level dressage then there’s days when I just want to gallop around a field and jump over shit.
There is no in between.