Let me ask you this. How may cowboys know when they are posting if they are on the correct diagonal? If you are not then you are not really helping your horse out. Being on the wrong diagonal makes it harder for a horse to balance the rider. Just like being on the wrong lead when loping. If they under stand this and are doing it then they are helping their horse if not then they might as well not even be doing it. I know a lot of cowboys. Even the ones who trot many have no idea of what diagonal they are on and the ones who might do not not fully under stand why it helps. I am not saying every single cowboy who posts their trot does not fully under stand why and how it works. However many do not. I know many English rider who do not understand why just that they must do it.
-I'm so busy... I don't know if I found a rope or lost my horse.
-An Armed Man is a Citizen an unarmed man is a subject.
-Where ever free speech is stifled Tyranny will reign.