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hello Lyn. trotting a horse bareback, should or shouldn't i post?

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Rohit,

This is one of those it cases that depend a lot upon the speed at which you want to trot and the gait of the horse you are riding.  Many horses are very comfortable to ride sitting at a slow trot/jog.  Darned near impossible to sit at a good, fast trot.  Yes, posting is possible riding bareback but takes an enormous amount of leg strength and good balance to do for any length of time. But a skill well worth developing because it will give you much better balance and body control when you ride.

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Lyn Kamer, C.E.S.M.T.

Expertise

Training, alternative therapies, saddle fitting problems, behavioral problems, endurance riding, driving, Mustangs

Experience

Horseman of over 50 yrs., certified equine massage therapist, trainer both riding and driving, long distance trail riding and driving. Both endurance and competitive trail riding and driving.

Organizations
American Endurance Ride Assn., Eastern Competitive Trail Ride Assn., New Jersey Trail Ride Assn., Aromatherapists International, American Mustang and Burro Assn., United States Trotting Assn., Standardbred Pleasure Horse Org., US Wild Horse and Burro Association

Publications
Trail Blazer magazine, AERC Newsletter, Hoofbeats magazine

Education/Credentials
Certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist, Least Resistance Trainer, Certified Aromatherapist

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