Movement on the trot:
The trot is one of the fastest gaits of a horse. Moving at a trot, the horse alternately crosses the diagonal with pairs of legs: right front-left back, left front-right back. Since the attack with both feet in each pair occurs simultaneously, the movement is performed in two measures and with its full cycle, you can hear 2 hooves hitting the ground. Depending on the degree of collection of the horse and the width of the Mach, there is a difference between the collected, working and added trot of a sports horse in the arena.
During training and testing, the quietest trot is called trot, followed by a sweep, max and frisky trot.
starting with the swing, there is a moment of suspension, when some diagonally positioned limbs have already left the ground, and others have not yet descended. The wider the trot, the further the hind legs of the horse step over the footprint of the front hooves and the longer the moment of suspension. When riding, especially on terrain, riders often ride at a light trot. In this case, the rider is “relieved”, i.e., when one of the front legs of the horse is used, it increases the emphasis on the knees and smoothly pushes the body forward and up, and when the other front leg is removed, it gently falls into the saddle.
If riding takes place in the arena, the rider “eases” under the inner front leg, i.e. when riding to the left – under the left, when riding to the right – under the right. Moving at a trot in the field, the rider alternately relieves himself under the right and left front legs of the horse, so that the load on them is uniform.