Originally Posted by DSJ46
Yes, I board. We have quite a group. Believe it or not--and you won't given my activity on the other thread! ; ) I usually keep my mouth shut. At least at the barn. But we do have people with lots of unsolicited advice.
Most likely they are women who do not have to worry about protecting certain "parts". My trainer (a guy-who is an old cowboy type) does this ALL the time in a western saddle at the trot, especially on a green horse who has not perfected the nice slow jog yet. Some of them even post in a western saddle!
You ride your horse however you want to. I have been at hunter/jumper barns (only because a friend was the manager) with a horse who I actually rode english, but, who I had done lots of NH with. I could hear them all gasping when I was doing my groundwork....but after about a week, I caught them watching......
then they started asking how I got my horse to do that.......