Originally Posted by krise88
...My bf has 3 ways he handles it, when he gets on (or when he needs to) he adjusts so its not in the way, he also rotates his pelvis so he's sitting more back on his butt, and I noticed alot of guy riders sit this way, where girls tend sit more on the crotch and lean forward...
I agree with your BF.
For riding English, I read (old US Cavalry manual) to roll back the hips until the fleshy part of the buttocks hits, then roll forward until it does not. For western riding, I was told to leave off that second part.
When sitting the trot, if I start to feel uncomfortable, I roll back on my pockets. For posting, it usually isn't an issue since my legs make it more of a controlled motion.
It also varies some with the saddle. The western saddle I ride was NOT designed for a male...it is one of those shaped like a check mark, rising immediately in the front. Good for clearing the horse's withers, but not so much for my...uh...clearance. My Aussie saddle (and English) are more you shaped, and more forgiving.
And minimizing the rise in my posting helps me more than anything else.