Originally Posted by nrhareiner
Also you do not post western. It can be used as a training tool for horse and rider but past that has no purpose in any type of western riding.
The only way I know how to trot is to post. I've been riding for six years and the I've only ridden english twice in my entire life.
In my opinion, posting is definitely a skill every western horseman should know. When you post, you are building your leg muscles and you learn to keep rythem with the horse.
Not only that, but I've ridden quite a few rough trotted horses. There were two ways to ride those horses:
- Fall off
I thought posting was the more appealing option.
The muscles you use to post are the same muscles you use to grip with when you get into a sticky situation with a horse.
And there have been numerous studies that shows posting is much easier on a horses back, regardless of disipline.