02-07-2010, 11:29 PM
| || | It's different for practice and showing, if you are showing in a western saddle you do not want to be posting since your horse should only be jogging and there's no need to post to a jog. Alot of people don't ride western for the discipline, just for the comfort of the western saddle. It depends on what you do though - if you barrel race, you'll probably post (for trot classes & such, I couldn't imagine sitting my horses trot when she goes around the barrels...eeek!), if you do western pleasure...you probably rarely post since your horse probably rarely (if ever) trots.
Originally Posted by Draftgirl17
I honestly don't know a whole lot about the specifics of each discipline (like what the judge looks for) but I know when we were watching draft western the woman who was giving me pointers on saddleseat and stuff was very much irked by the people who were posting in a western saddle so I was always under the assumption you should post in a western saddle...