Originally Posted by BubblesBlue
I definitely beg to differ. I have yet to really meet someone who doesn't post. And I am in one of the most Western states there is.
I think it's a barrel racing/rodeo deal.. I post because I like my horses to extend their trot and as SH said, the cue for our horses to stop and rate is to sit. My horses move better with a faster trot and my posting it, however, I CAN bring mine down to that slow little trot that Western riders sit.. Other Western riders like a slower paced more collected trot, and in the show ring it's not acceptable to post in a Western saddle.. But all barrel racers I ride with post.. Just personal preference.