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Western: to post or not to post??

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        02-07-2010, 11:23 PM
    Seems a personal preference to me...but I agree about the warm up thing.

    Some of our horses have a beautiful jog that allows a rider to sit it with ease, others are jarring and bouncy and therefor a lot more work to sit. It also depends on the rider's abilities...a novice will not be able to sit a fast trot and really shouldn't because they'll be banging on the horse's back. Slow the horse down and practice and you'll be ok...
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        02-07-2010, 11:29 PM
    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...
    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.
        02-08-2010, 12:42 AM
    I ride western and always post
        02-08-2010, 11:24 AM
    Green Broke
    I think it looks funny when people post in a western saddle. My friends posts sometimes (we both have Aussie saddles), I never post.

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