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Starlet 07-05-2010 06:23 PM

Posting in Jog trot?
I have a question about the jog trot in WP.
I placed third in the last WP class I was in. After the class, someone came up to me and said I probably could have placed higher in the class if i didn't post during jog trot. when is it ok to post and when is it not ok to post?

Eliz 07-06-2010 01:53 PM

You should NEVER post at a jog. Just sit.

smrobs 07-06-2010 02:51 PM

Yep, in western classes, you should sit at all gaits.

Scoutrider 07-06-2010 02:57 PM

I'm rather impressed that you placed at all posting the jog. Most judges either dismiss, don't place you, or put you last of the ribbons if the class and show are that small. I swapped to English to show because my horse at the time had a heinously rough trot, neigh impossible to sit, let alone look good doing it. :lol:

It's ok to post western to any variation of the trot schooling, trail riding, etc. (a true jog is much easier to get sitting; the rider's much more able to influence the gait from their seat sitting), but in any competition setting, no posting in a western saddle.

myponygizmo 07-14-2010 09:12 PM

You can post extended trot in a western saddle when you are practicing but no where near a show ring!!!

equiniphile 07-14-2010 09:13 PM

I'm floored that you placed if you posted Western. You NEVER post Western, only English. Always sit the trot/jog Western. ;-)

myponygizmo 07-15-2010 07:14 AM


Starlet 07-23-2010 11:57 AM

I giggled at ignorance of posting in my pleasure class. Thanks guys. =)

smrobs 07-23-2010 11:08 PM

Hey, no worries. Everybody is ignorant of everything until they either ask or someone tells them. That's the only way to learn. :D

sandsarita 07-25-2010 02:12 PM

And just for future reference, even if they ask for an extended jog or trot in a western pleasure or horsemanship class, you still sit the trot.

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