Diagonals

In trot, the horse’s leg moves in diagonal pairs. The left diagonal refers to the horse moving his left foreleg and right hind leg simultaneously.

When riding in rising trot the rider stands and seat according to the diagonal. In practice, it means that the rider will sit when the outside front leg is on the ground and will stand up when the outside front leg is in the air.

Related terms: Gaits, trot

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