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    09-13-2010, 12:42 AM
  #1
Foal
Saddleseat vs Hunter

Okay so I get the general gist of the difference however I was wondering, do you post "higher" in saddleseat than in hunt? I am a big fan of saddleseat (my friend rides saddleseat on a percheron and it looks absolutely amazing) but I have not seen too many people ride saddleseat in my area (espeically in the draft arena) and I was just curious
     
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    09-13-2010, 01:37 AM
  #2
Banned
The main difference in posting is a hunt seat rider will post for an extended, outgoing trot. A saddleseat rider is riding for action. So a hunt seat rider posts up and forwards and a saddleseat rider posts mostly up. Its just to encourage action at the knee. I love saddleseat...I wish more people rode it!
     
    09-13-2010, 07:15 PM
  #3
Foal
Very much agreed. However I also want to know why there is a use of two reins?
     
    09-13-2010, 07:19 PM
  #4
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Draftgirl17    
Very much agreed. However I also want to know why there is a use of two reins?
You know, that's a good question. I've never thought to ask that before, I just went with it. Maybe because it's supposed to make it look classier. But I'll tell you one thing, I like riding with two reins saddle seat more than I do in hunt.
     
    09-13-2010, 08:14 PM
  #5
Banned
Two reins in saddleseat is for a more refined look. Its been over a decade since I've ridden saddleseat competitivly but I believe that the curb rein is for headset and the snaffle is for direction. I loved riding a good double bridle horse and even taught my QH to carry one. I love the tradition and class of saddleseat. The attire beats out western pleasure, dressage and any other discipline by far. Class with attitude. I still have my silks and always did love getting dressed for a class!
     
    09-13-2010, 09:20 PM
  #6
Foal
I love the way that saddleseat looks. The overall look is just amazing. Espeically to see it on a draft! But i've been watching youtube videos of other shows and it just looks fantastic. My question is if I were to ride my haflinger mare saddleseat, do I need a double bit? Or can it just be like a snaffle like bit that allows for two riens (i realize this probably a really weird way of explaining it but I have no clue what the type of bit I have is called) she is very softed mouthed and hates a whole lot of pressure. I'm not sure any of that made sense lol : P
     
    09-13-2010, 09:30 PM
  #7
Foal
I just looked it up and its called a pelham bit. And you are right corinowalk it is to adjust the horse's head position more : ]
     
    09-14-2010, 06:29 PM
  #8
Green Broke
I must of been really out of it when I made that post, I already knew that! I thought you meant something different, wow....
     
    09-20-2010, 09:51 AM
  #9
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Draftgirl17    
I love the way that saddleseat looks. The overall look is just amazing. Espeically to see it on a draft! But i've been watching youtube videos of other shows and it just looks fantastic. My question is if I were to ride my haflinger mare saddleseat, do I need a double bit? Or can it just be like a snaffle like bit that allows for two riens (i realize this probably a really weird way of explaining it but I have no clue what the type of bit I have is called) she is very softed mouthed and hates a whole lot of pressure. I'm not sure any of that made sense lol : P
It depends on the shows regulations. In the saddlebreds the double bridle is required. For open shows, it usually is acceptable to use a pelham bit.
The snaffle helps raise the head, and the curb helps 'tip' the nose down.
I hope that helps.
     

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