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post #1 of 12 Old 07-05-2010, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
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Question 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?

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post #2 of 12 Old 07-06-2010, 02:53 PM
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You should NEVER post at a jog. Just sit.

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post #3 of 12 Old 07-06-2010, 03:51 PM
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Yep, in western classes, you should sit at all gaits.

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post #4 of 12 Old 07-06-2010, 03:57 PM
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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.

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.

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post #5 of 12 Old 07-14-2010, 10:12 PM
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You can post extended trot in a western saddle when you are practicing but no where near a show ring!!!

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Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead.It's called a counter canter...A very advanced maneuver.
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I'm floored that you placed if you posted Western. You NEVER post Western, only English. Always sit the trot/jog Western.
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post #7 of 12 Old 07-15-2010, 08:14 AM
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agreed!

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Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead.It's called a counter canter...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #8 of 12 Old 07-23-2010, 12:57 PM Thread Starter
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I giggled at ignorance of posting in my pleasure class. Thanks guys. =)

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post #9 of 12 Old 07-24-2010, 12:08 AM
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Hey, no worries. Everybody is ignorant of everything until they either ask or someone tells them. That's the only way to learn.

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post #10 of 12 Old 07-25-2010, 03:12 PM
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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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