I don't know. I like the penning, roping, and stuff like that. Next season I may try some western show class just to get out in the arena for the experience. I need a lot of practice because I’m so new.
I had a lesson last night. I trot/jogged in a two point without stirrups for the first time. I also did a lot of two point without stirrups, the whole point being to build my lower body leg strength. I feel much less sore this morning.]
I'm still alive. I have been busy with the cold weather. Loping bare back WOW! I have all I can do with a trot at a two point in a western saddle. I gonna ride today unless the barn trainer puts me to work.
Others have offered up a sighting of roughly 2 inches high at 100 yards as a good sighting scheme. In my own experience I have come to favor a sighting of 3.5 inches high at 100 yards. This allows for the individual to hold dead-on (directly in the middle of the top and bottom) the animal out to roughly 350 yards.
Magnum calibers such as the 7mm Remington and 300 Winchester will extend this slightly. At 400 yards I hold directly on the backbone of the animal. The drop at this range allows the...