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Re: [RC] Keeping one's seat (posting height) - Rae Callaway

While it's been a couple of years since I showed, I do still take lessons
from a show trainer.  She specializes in Arabs and pretty much all pleasure
styles.  She has always pushed for minimum movement in the posting because
it gives the appearance of control and pleasure riding (ie. less work for
the rider).  Her clients place pretty well even on the National level, so
she must know what she's talking about. :o)

Tall C Arabians - Central Region

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ed & Wendy Hauser" <ranch@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, April 07, 2004 7:30 PM
Subject: Re: [RC] Keeping one's seat (posting height)

"...How can this possibly be advantageous?"

My relatively biased observations are that some English show
instructors/riders exaggerate the post, much as QH show people would
peanut pushers when the standard said "low natural head carriage".  They
think that by posting higher, they or their students will place higher at
the show.  After awhile they all think that posting means to rise as high

Disclaimer: I do not ride in the English tradition, so I may be completely
wrong.  If I am, please correct me gently.


Ed & Wendy Hauser
2994 Mittower Road
Victor, MT 59875


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