I personally ride western and I don't post, most of the time. I can comfortably sit the trot of most horses and so I figure, why post and do more work when I can be lazy and do less work? =P
With my horse, Lacey, who has one of the most obnoxiously impossible to sit trots EVER, I try to sit it as much as possible to work on my muscles but I will post quite a bit on her because I feel like I free up her back a bunch when I post. I also post sometimes because I enjoy feeling how free her movement is when I post.
If you're wondering about showing and posting, I'm of no help, but for just general riding around I'm pretty sure it's a personal preference. =)
ETA- MacabreMikolaj- I totally never thought about posting while warming up... That totally makes sense! I will have to give this a try! Thanks for posting that. =)
Fabio - 13 year old Arabian/Lipizzaner gelding
Hazel - 14 year old Angora goat
Atticus - 4 year old LaMancha/Alpine cross goat
Rest peacefully, Lacey.
Last edited by Wallaby; 02-07-2010 at 08:36 PM.