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

Now that I won't argue with.  No one could post small when the horse is
catapulting you up like that, but you know, that extreme show ring trot
woudn't last very long at all on the trail - especially with varied terrain.
I guess that just proves my point - it's not the trainers that are pushing
for the bouncy posting, but the way the horses are trotting.

Rae
Tall C Arabians - Central Region

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kristen A Fisher" <kskf@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Rae Callaway" <tallcarabians@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>; <ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, April 07, 2004 8:34 PM
Subject: Re: [RC] Keeping one's seat (posting height)


Yes, in the Arabian show disciplines, where the horse should present
itself
as a pleasure to ride, over posting can be detrimental to the overall
picture of horse and rider. However, I am noticing that English and even
Country horses now have SO MUCH impulsion from the hind to produce extreme
action that even trainers look like they are 6" out of the saddle when
riding at the trot.

Kristen in TX

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rae Callaway" <tallcarabians@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, April 07, 2004 8:10 PM
Subject: Re: [RC] Keeping one's seat (posting height)


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)

Rae
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
produce
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
as
possible.
Disclaimer: I do not ride in the English tradition, so I may be
completely
wrong.  If I am, please correct me gently.
Ed
Ed & Wendy Hauser
2994 Mittower Road
Victor, MT 59875




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Replies
[RC] Keeping one's seat, Ridecamp Guest
Re: [RC] Keeping one's seat (posting height), Ed & Wendy Hauser
Re: [RC] Keeping one's seat (posting height), Rae Callaway
Re: [RC] Keeping one's seat (posting height), Kristen A Fisher