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post #21 of 67 Old 02-21-2011, 06:39 PM
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No,I'm serious...people here post in western saddles all the time and the cowboy guy also said that he posts as it is a riding technique and it's not just for english people.
There was a person who was riding in a western saddle and always went to the arena and she taught me how to post in a western saddle.
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post #22 of 67 Old 02-21-2011, 06:44 PM
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It's hard to post properly in a western saddle. You may be able to get a straight post that works off your stirrups. The horn and pommel really mess up a good post.
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post #23 of 67 Old 02-21-2011, 11:09 PM
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If you can hit the horn, you're not posting. Posting is just about an inch more than rocking in the saddle.

Some western saddles have more forward stirrups than others, but I haven't sat in any where I couldn't post. I've had people say you can't post in an Australian saddle, but that is hooey too.
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post #24 of 67 Old 02-21-2011, 11:19 PM
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My brother in law is definately posting.
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post #25 of 67 Old 02-21-2011, 11:27 PM
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yes,you can defiently post in a western saddle. I agree very much so with bsms. If you are going straight up and down that isn't posting correctly..that's using your legs and standing and sitting basically.
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I was not saying that a straight post is good, but it's what you see in a western saddle to avoid hitting the horn. Also, you DO want a straight post in certain disciplines.

You can post, but not always effectively. It should have some forward motion, which may be blocked by the pommel

When I rode trotting horses, I was geared more toward saddleseat.
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post #27 of 67 Old 02-22-2011, 12:10 AM
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well like i said before, i do believe (even if some people do post) that you are sopose to sit the trot & canter while riding westren, but thats just how i was thought my dad!

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lol, now I'm really confused. I grew up in the country around ranch people. They all sat the trot. I even asked some old high school friends back home on FB if they sit the trot and they said of course. The girls that ride western in my barn do not post either. My coach wants me to post. I kinda think it looks silly posting in a western saddle. Especially a larger man. At-least in the English riding sense of posting in a western saddle. I find it awkward. ahhh pulling hair out here...lol.
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post #29 of 67 Old 02-22-2011, 12:40 AM
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I was not saying that a straight post is good, but it's what you see in a western saddle to avoid hitting the horn. Also, you DO want a straight post in certain disciplines.

You can post, but not always effectively. It should have some forward motion, which may be blocked by the pommel

When I rode trotting horses, I was geared more toward saddleseat.
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The video wouldn't work. And when I say straight post I am meaning like practically standing in your stirrups ..extending the leg out and then bending..as if you were to do squats,ya know what I'm saying? I use to do this when I first was taught how but this one lady in a western saddle was riding and I asked for more help and she showed me a better way that i could understand and I kept practicing and I'm still working on it as I know sometimes my thighs get tired in the upper part...
I also have posted in a trail show and I placed second in one of the classes they had so I think it depends.I know that you aren't suppose to in western pleasure shows and what not and we can argue back and forth all night but I'm just saying that I have seen people effectively post in a western saddle without the pommel and horn disturbing the motion.
Yes,it looks out of the norm. when you aren't use seeing it and some horses have a bouncy jog and it can hurt a person's lower back if they haven't effectively learned the sit jog/trot and I will admitt I'm not good at the sit jog/trot but I am still working on it and I'm getting a lot better.

And lets say ..a horse has a sensitive back. It would be better to post for the comfort of the horse and for riders as well.

I believe it depends on the speed of the jog as well.It's easier to sit when it's slow as it is more smooth than a fast jog. I think it depends on the rider and how experienced they are and the horse. I'm not saying I'm 100% for posting in a western saddle as if you are doing this discipline( I spelt that wrong I believe) and you want to show you want to and need to learn how to sit the jog but if you are just doing it for fun then why not?

And I'm not addressing this to only you,Vivache.
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