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Re: [RC] speaking of twh/mft - heidi

As for me, I *like* to ride a trot. I am more comfortable riding long
distances at a trot than at any other gait. I hate sitting all the time;
it makes my butt sore. A good posting trot is like  a perpetual motion
that is effortless.

This is another good point.  A horse with an efficient trot just barely
moves you up as you post--and there is virtually no effort to it.  It is a
very "straight" gait and when done properly and efficiently by a properly
conformed horse, is really quite comfortable to ride.  Like Angie, I can
trot for miles and miles on "autopilot" whereas sitting in the saddle at a
4-beat gait all the time is something I find a bit taxing.  I have a horse
who gaits downhill VERY efficiently, and I love that--he boogies past
trotters and gaiters alike on the downhills--but the lateral motion
involved would wear me out if we did that all day.  (It is VERY smooth and
comfortable, and can be easily sat--but it wears my lumbar spine after
awhile.)  So it is nice that he hits a good long trot when we hit the
flats again.



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Re: [RC] speaking of twh/mft, rides2far