Okay let me chime in. Performance events, reining/reined cowhorse, equitation events, trail classes and rail classes do NOT post. It does not matter what you do in training. Most riders who ride only speed/timed classes post as an exaggeration of the rate cue which is to sit.. I, personally, like to do both. I normally post at the beginning of the ride to let the horse stretch their back and neck and free up before I ask them to frame up at the sitting jog. The proper western equitation at the jog and extended jog is to sit, however, you will not be popular with the judges if you post in a class.
The english equitation position is differant for posting. Maybe you could benefit from doing some no stirrup work or work on the lunge line to find your seat, it certainly is differant. A lot of people get bound up by the horn and the cantle being there. I find the movemet is not quite as big for posting in western as in english as the saddle is not as free.
Good luck, post a video if you want and we can probably help.
Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
Last edited by SorrelHorse; 06-06-2012 at 12:52 AM.