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  • Should post trotting be a lot of work
  • Do cowboys do the posting trot

 
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    02-21-2011, 09:20 AM
  #11
Started
In western riding you sit the trot :) not that hard but of course, that is the only way I have ever ridden
     
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    02-21-2011, 02:18 PM
  #12
Foal
Vikki92, that is what my hubby is trying to do. It will take practice and muscle toning...hahaha

Bsms, I found what I believe to be your saddle on Western saddles; Billy Cook, Circle Y , Tucker & used western trail saddles It does look similar. I think it was just over $500.00 on sale..not bad but will have to do more research. My hubby sympathizes with you as he feels like a stiff 2x4 as well. Thank you for your help. Much appreciated. :)

Iridehorses, lol...good advice.
     
    02-21-2011, 02:20 PM
  #13
Foal
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Originally Posted by WickedNag    
In western riding you sit the trot :) not that hard but of course, that is the only way I have ever ridden
I noticed two western girls riding in the arena last night and they too sat the trot. I guess everyone has a difference of opinion. I would also like to sit the trot and learn how to do it properly. I have a feeling we are going to have some sore butt muscles...:)
     
    02-21-2011, 02:27 PM
  #14
Yearling
It seems that there are a lot of different oppinions on this. I was also wondering this myself. My brother in law posts when he trots and the first time I noticed I thought "what the hell" lol, because I had never seen a man post riding western and his is quite noticeable. I've never asked him why he does that but I think I will because according to him no one taught him what he knows, it's just all experience.
     
    02-21-2011, 02:55 PM
  #15
Trained
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Originally Posted by Whisper22    
...but I think I will because according to him no one taught him what he knows, it's just all experience.
Could be. I started posting because I had seen it, and it seemed a better bet for retaining fertility...although at my age, I don't need any more kids! Still...
     
    02-21-2011, 04:06 PM
  #16
Started
Well, the cowboys I know would laugh at the mere thought of posting. I am not talking cowboy wannabe's but true cowboys who use their horse year round. And you can not post at a show or you will be disqualified.

I have only ridden western so don't know any other way. But the easiest way to help you is to make sure you are sitting so that you are going to allow yourself to move back and forth instead of up and down. You need to relax your muscles to sit a trot and allow yourself to move with the horse :) If you start to bounce stop your horse and start over. If you start to bounce you will stiffen up and the bounce will only get worse.
     
    02-21-2011, 04:11 PM
  #17
Yearling
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Originally Posted by bsms    
Could be. I started posting because I had seen it, and it seemed a better bet for retaining fertility...although at my age, I don't need any more kids! Still...
That's so funny you say that because he and my sister in law are expecting, they just found out last week. Completely unplanned too, so I guess it's working for him lol.
     
    02-21-2011, 04:29 PM
  #18
Green Broke
I believe there are lots of opinions. I honestly will post as it now comes naturally to me but I am trying to learn the sit trot.

I have seen actualy cowboy guys post..not a noticeable post unless you pay attention but people at rodeos do it,the one guy that is who I consider a true cowboy does and everyone that I seen posts the trot...it's just an easier way and I find that it's more comfortable to the horse as well if you are not use to sitting the trot but everyone should learn how atleast some point..with me I can't do it at a decent pace..it has to be slooow.
     
    02-21-2011, 04:46 PM
  #19
Foal
I always sit the trot. Posting is too much work you just have to get insink with the horse and you do take some of it out with your legs.. I've been riding my Qh lately bare back and it seams to help me really get into your body position eventually I want to go bridle less also.
PS... You do need to were boker briefs though wore bokers once never again lol.
     
    02-21-2011, 07:15 PM
  #20
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Originally Posted by Gidget    
I believe there are lots of opinions. I honestly will post as it now comes naturally to me but I am trying to learn the sit trot.

I have seen actualy cowboy guys post..not a noticeable post unless you pay attention but people at rodeos do it,the one guy that is who I consider a true cowboy does and everyone that I seen posts the trot...it's just an easier way and I find that it's more comfortable to the horse as well if you are not use to sitting the trot but everyone should learn how atleast some point..with me I can't do it at a decent pace..it has to be slooow.
I doubt they are posting they are sitting properly. Here is a youtube video that shows it pretty well
     

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