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    08-04-2010, 03:06 PM
  #1
Yearling
When cantering why do eq. riders...

I have noticed that you see some eq. (and maybe other jumping disciplines?) riders when cantering go.... half seat - full seat - half seat - full seat (etc)? I may have asked this already, but I'm not sure, so sorry if I did. It has always puzzled me and I wanted to figure out why.
     
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    08-04-2010, 03:29 PM
  #2
Banned
Are you asking about them posting at the canter?
     
    08-04-2010, 03:45 PM
  #3
Green Broke
If you're talking about posting canter...


Posting canter can be used as an aid, much like posting the trot. It helps control speed. If you want to go faster, you emphasize the going up into half seat. If you want to go slower, you emphasize going down into full seat.

It's also a great leg exercise, but that's beside the point. :)
     
    08-04-2010, 04:02 PM
  #4
Yearling
Oh, that makes sense!! I always wondered what they were doing, but could never figure it out. Thanks for explaining it so well Brighteyes!
     
    08-04-2010, 05:51 PM
  #5
Yearling
I can't stand when people do that. Why can't they just sit? But thanks for asking this question I was wonder that too.
     
    08-04-2010, 08:27 PM
  #6
Started
For under saddle classes you are supposed to have a more of a forward seat.

For and eq class you are supposed to sit deep.

I have never heard of anyone "posting" a canter to control speed...
     
    08-04-2010, 08:50 PM
  #7
Super Moderator
It's not "posting" at the canter. Many hunter riders ride with a much stiffer back than dressage or event riders. Many think it is more attractive to have more arch in the back. One cannot sit depply at the canter that way. There is too little mobility of the back to absorb the horse's movement. Sitting deeply at the canter requires much more back movement which many consider too "busy" and unattractive.
     
    08-04-2010, 10:41 PM
  #8
Green Broke
Actually Allison there are people who do POST the canter. I know some trainers (hunters and jumpers) who do it to help a horse establish a rhythm and I've seen some trainers teach little children to post. I imagine for the same reason. One place I've never seen it is in the eq ring though, where it's especially important to have a still and smooth position. Interesting.
     
    08-04-2010, 11:07 PM
  #9
Yearling
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Originally Posted by upnover    
Actually Allison there are people who do POST the canter. I know some trainers (hunters and jumpers) who do it to help a horse establish a rhythm and I've seen some trainers teach little children to post. I imagine for the same reason. One place I've never seen it is in the eq ring though, where it's especially important to have a still and smooth position. Interesting.
Ahh, I thought I have seen eq. Riders, but I wasn't sure if it was eq. Riders or not. Sorry.
     
    08-05-2010, 12:59 PM
  #10
Trained
Ive seen it a lot more in hunters, its definitely done on purpose too. I personally don't get it, but a lot of people do it.
     

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