Posting trot is a gait many riders struggle to learn and struggle to do well. It may feel difficult to “stay with the movement” of the horse, or to avoid the feeling of easily being thrown off balance.
We are often taught rising trot with the chant of up, down, up, down, but the actual movement of posting isn’t really about going up and down.
Also, one of the most common pieces of riding advice, “heels down”, when done in the wrong way, can actually make posting much more difficult.
In the video below, Wendy Murdoch shows how to ride an effortless posting trot, using a horse and rider skeleton to show the correct movement.
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