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post #11 of 18 Old 10-26-2011, 08:45 PM
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I have no objection to posting. I learned to post long before I learned to sit the trot.

However, it is not a required skill for western riding. It is a good thing to learn, but I'm not sure how it would help a person canter better. I've met western riders who never post, and I rarely post for short distances.

Old time western riders used such a long stirrup that I would think posting would have been difficult. The saddle design would also have made it awkward, although not impossible.

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post #12 of 18 Old 10-26-2011, 10:15 PM
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I think that posting (for western riders) is just a matter of doing it if you want to and not doing it if you don't. I normally don't but would sure post if it seemed like the thing to do at the time.

To me, the most important thing to be quite good at before you get too far along with any sort of riding is being able to stop! Being able to stop reliably can save you a lot of grief. Not being able to stop can aggravate any deteriorating situation....

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So should western riders always learn how to post before going to the canter? I don't know, so curious to hear from western riders.
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As a rider of both English and Western, I find that posting is very valuable in Western riding and should definitely be mastered before the canter. I post on Western horses when I'm really asking them to reach under themselves and extend. Plus, it's a good skill to have.
equiniphile, that doesn't count, because you ride english as well. I did post in western saddle (but I learned in english first).

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To me, the most important thing to be quite good at before you get too far along with any sort of riding is being able to stop! Being able to stop reliably can save you a lot of grief. Not being able to stop can aggravate any deteriorating situation....

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No arguing from me on that - I completely agree. I'm just not positive you should know how to post to be consider a good rider (in fact some people post incorrectly in 1st place).

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post #15 of 18 Old 10-27-2011, 09:22 AM
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Does the OP ride English or Western? Perhaps this may change some of the answers?

I know I answered thinking she was an English rider...but I have no reason to think that other than the fact that I ride English. I think posting with English is important - it can help you stay on with a rough trot that could otherwise cause an inexperienced rider to lose their balance and fall, but perhaps the security of a Western saddle, or the "typically smooth" trot is better for things... I don't know. I don't know anything about Western.

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post #16 of 18 Old 10-27-2011, 04:08 PM
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equiniphile, that doesn't count, because you ride english as well. I did post in western saddle (but I learned in english first).
True, but I rode only Western until a few years ago and I still found it valuable before then.
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Well i've Just past a pony club exam encluding cantering in it and i've only been cantering about 2 months, I starting posting around the same time and I don't think it effecting my cantering at all, If your Sitting trot is comfortable, balanced and constant then give cantering ago, even if its just for a couple of strides, get in a corner and give that boy of yours a kick, if you feel unsteady stop. But just give it a go. You'l be fine.
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Well I personally love the rising trot. Very good at it also but it does not make me a very good rider. My husband on the other hand hates the rising trot and is not good at it but he is one of the most competant riders I know. If you are comfortable to try and canter go for it, just do it in a controlled environment the first time.
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