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post #11 of 14 Old 02-07-2010, 11:23 PM
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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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post #12 of 14 Old 02-07-2010, 11:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Draftgirl17 View Post
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.

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post #13 of 14 Old 02-08-2010, 12:42 AM
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I ride western and always post
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post #14 of 14 Old 02-08-2010, 11:24 AM
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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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