Originally Posted by Equina
In that Wikihow link that Sonny posted, it stated, "If you stay on the wrong diagonal, through time a horse will get arthiritis, and become lame."
Is that true?
haha I didn't really read all of it
I personally don't think it's true...how can posting on the WRONG diagnol cause arthritis and lameness, where as posting on the right doesn't....and wouldn't that mean posting one way causes arthritis...well then what happens if you have to switch directions.
I highly doubt it's true...from what I know that posting on the wrong diagnol just throws the horse off balance, making it easier for them to trip...and too much tripping can cause arthritis...but most horses are sure footed enough that you could be really unbalanced and nothing would happen.