Posting the trot isn’t solely for English riders. Western riders can also learn to post this two-beat, diagonal gait. In fact, you can develop better balance and improve your riding by learning how to. It won’t be easy in the beginning, but with practice you’ll get it down!
How to Post
Clinton Anderson from Downunder Horsemanship instructs both everyday horse owners and those seeking a professional career in the industry. Riders often ask how they can improve. The first thing he tells them is to ride all day, everyday. The second is learning how to post!
You’ll improve your balance and become more secure in the saddle. It may take a few weeks before this new skill is thoroughly developed, but if you stick with it you’ll see the results you desire.
Enjoy this video tutorial on posting the trot! It begins with counting… 1, 2, 1, 2.
Posting requires rising and sitting with the diagonal footfalls of your horse. By learning this skill, you’ll become in-tune with their rhythm. You may notice other areas of your riding improve too!