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hello Lyn. i believe that when the horse trots, its back muscles rise up and down. that's the reason why we post to feel comfortable. am i correct?

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Rohit,

No, the back muscles don't rise but posting was developed by the English.  The name comes from the rider who rode one of the lead horses, generally the left horse, in a multi-horse hitch. He was the post rider.  Carriage horses travel at a good working trot which is not comfortable to sit so the post rider figured out a way to work with the horse so that riding for a long period of time wasn't uncomfortable for either horse or rider.  

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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

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Trail Blazer magazine, AERC Newsletter, Hoofbeats magazine

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

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