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.