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hello Lyn. should i do both posting and sitting trotting bareback? my instructor told me to press my thighs tight, post at trot riding bareback. is he correct?

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Rohit,

If you can post bareback it's easier on the horse but few people can do it for any length of time.  I alternate when I ride bareback (something I don't do much at my age any more). As far as what your instructor told you he is correct although I post both from my thighs and knees the same way I do in a saddle.  

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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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