Join Date: May 2009
I think its a matter of finding the rythem, and riding it right.
If you are doing western "eq" then form is very very very important, I think form even in just a western pleasure class is important.
I was told if you are doing a jogg then you should sit deep, and kinda move side to side with the horse. Like you are posting but not really, I can't explain it. Don't rock obviously but its a side to side over a up and down lol. So just make sure you find the motion and just sit with it, its not always easy the gelding I ride western is very springy. Yes move your hips with the motion but stay straight in your upper boddy, maintain posture.
Hope it was helpful at all lol, I too am a hunter rider whom has started some western.