Definition of rising trot in US English:

rising trot


  • A style of riding in which a rider rises from the saddle on every second stride of a horse's trotting pace.

    • ‘God, an hour of rising trot for the first time in a year and I can't walk upstairs for two days.’
    • ‘He forgot about the rising trot, and instead learnt how to sit an American saddle, how to canter like a true cowboy.’
    • ‘In my defense I was at the point of the down in the rising trot so gravity is pulling my face down.’
    • ‘Sitting trot no stirrups, after 3 circuits, rising trot no stirrups for 4 circuits then free walk after 4 circuits for further instructions.’
    • ‘After all that practice, a beautiful rising trot!’