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    05-23-2011, 03:18 PM
Green Broke
Posting western?

Do you do it? Is it aceptable? Why or why not?

There is some girl of facebook that is aguing with me that you don't post western not matter how fast the horse goes. But when she got backed into a corner starts telling me that I know nuthing about horsemanship. I don't get why that any thing to do with it but ok.

I was also told that John Wayne and Roy Rodgers didn't post so there for you don't do it.
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    05-23-2011, 03:23 PM
I just got back from a week at a cattle ranch in Montana. It was a horsemanship week of improving your riding skills while working cattle. We spent a whole morning working on posting the trot. I don't think you can get more western than Montana, roping saddles, cowboys, and cattle. All of the wranglers posted the trot.
    05-23-2011, 03:25 PM
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Roy Rogers rode a walking horse so it is very doubtful that he posted his trot since he was on a gaited horse. John Wayne rode western so he probably did not post. However it is done all the time. There is nothing wrong with posting in a western saddle, however it would NOT be done in show.
    05-23-2011, 03:27 PM
You don't post in a western saddle at the shows, but that doesn't mean you can't post in a western saddle! I do whether I'm riding English or western, just depends on the trot.
    05-23-2011, 03:48 PM
Yes, you can post to the trot/jog while riding western but it is not allowed in the show ring.
    05-23-2011, 03:52 PM
Green Broke
Now I don't know about big shows as I have never been to one, BUT in WP classes the judge will say to post at the jog or to sit the jog. It does all go back to The Big Ol' Wild West cowboys probably didn't post. It depends where you are, what class you are in. Like You don't post when doing a reining pattern... At least not that I know of.
    05-23-2011, 04:05 PM
I told a friend the other day that I was having a hard time with my balance while trotting lately. He told me that if I moved more with the horse that that might help. I asked if he was talking about posting and he said no. It seems there is a difference between actually posting and improving your balance by moving with the horse which can look similar to someone posting. He said either that or just try to sit it by by planting your seat and putting pressure in the stirrups.
    05-23-2011, 04:08 PM
Green Broke
Thanks for your answers every one.
    05-23-2011, 04:15 PM
I always post Western unless I'm riding a jog, whether it's a working trot, trail trot, or extended trot.
    05-23-2011, 05:45 PM
Western is walk/jog/lope during the jog you do not post. If you do the horse will pick up a trot there for you'd just be riding english in a western saddle :)

Hope this helped!

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