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post #21 of 34 Old 05-23-2011, 07:45 PM
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In the showring: No matter how fast your horse is jogging/trotting and how much you bounce out of the saddle you do not post. In horsemanship patterns its common to ask for the extended jog. Riders look like they are on a pogo stick bouncing in the saddle as their horse is full out trotting.
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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 :)

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that's only in wp though.

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post #23 of 34 Old 05-23-2011, 11:29 PM
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Horsemanship you have the extended lope and extended jog. Again, you do not post
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Again, that's only in the show ring unless the judge calls it for some reason. Outside of the show ring, you can do whatever you want. Lol

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I helped a woman work free range cattle in Colorado one summer. She would cover 30 miles a day going from one herd to another checking on them. She did it mostly at trot and she flat out covered some ground. I would DARE anyone to keep up without posting the trot. My event horse got some major conditioning trying to keep up. I was in a western saddle and posted too.

Tell that girl that she must spend all her time in an arena and had better stay away from the "real world"!
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post #26 of 34 Old 05-24-2011, 02:27 PM
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Again, that's only in the show ring unless the judge calls it for some reason. Outside of the show ring, you can do whatever you want. Lol
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I helped a woman work free range cattle in Colorado one summer. She would cover 30 miles a day going from one herd to another checking on them. She did it mostly at trot and she flat out covered some ground. I would DARE anyone to keep up without posting the trot. My event horse got some major conditioning trying to keep up. I was in a western saddle and posted too.

Tell that girl that she must spend all her time in an arena and had better stay away from the "real world"!
I competed my AQHA gelding on 25/30/35/50/60 mile distance rides. Trotting the majority of the trail. I rode in two point a lot. Absorbing the shock in my calves - just like you would riding a boat. Posting for 50 miles would ruin your knees in a hurry.
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post #28 of 34 Old 05-24-2011, 03:48 PM
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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.
I've never seen a WP class where they asked for a posting trot. The only time I've seen anyone posting on a WP horse was when they put on an English saddle, the horse still looks WP though.

There is no trotting in a reining class, so therefore no posting.
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post #29 of 34 Old 05-24-2011, 04:12 PM
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I think it's kind of silly to argue whether or not posting is acceptable in western riding. It obviously was not intended to be a riding style that needed posting, but if you were taught to do it and that's what makes you comfortable then have at it. Just like if you were a western rider trying to sit a trot in an english saddle lol, if that's what makes you comfortable, but to argue whether or not it is proper would be ridiculous.
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I ride both western and english and I show in both... I was taught not to post western just because it's not "proper" western riding, however, I also know that REAL cowboys post all the time. Not in the show ring, but on the trail. There's no sense in beating your bottom when you can simply post the trot. Why not? It's silly to say NEVER POST western. I do it all the time. Especially if the horse insists on a rough trot.. :]
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