Originally Posted by nrhareiner
As a western rider I do post at times. However I have never had a problem sitting a trot. Do it all the time. It seems that people who ride English seem to have a big problem sitting the trot. I now others who have the same problem.
For me it comes from keeping your heals down deep and keeping your body relaxed and a lot of use of your leg.
Please, there's no offense intended here, but it's probably because you're on a nice comfy Quarterhorse or otherwise broad backed breed. My friend used to watch me struggle to sit my high withered TB's horse. She would laugh her butt off while I bounced around like a piece of jello. She let me try out her QH, and I was stupified to find there's almost no movement when he trots. It's night and day. Western riders are very good at sitting back on their pockets and keeping their hip angle open to absorb the motion, so you do have a significant advantage there. If you lock your hips or back, it's all over.