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post #11 of 16 Old 12-16-2008, 11:10 PM
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If your horse has never been ridden english before I would take the transition slow. Lunge him with the saddle first. And when you ride him go easy and let him get used to the different movements. Another thing that helped for me when I transitioned one of my horses was to ride in an english saddle and bridle but use a longer more "western" rein and slowly let him get used of contact. If you horse has never has contact and you just hop on him and hold your reins tight, he is not going to be happy.
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post #12 of 16 Old 12-17-2008, 08:54 AM Thread Starter
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all right this helps a lot. the lunging he does not know how to do thag.

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post #13 of 16 Old 12-18-2008, 06:13 PM
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That is wonderful! Hmm, my old horse, Lexi, used to be a Western horse. Last year, I had switched to English, & she did well at first- but not all horses can manage the transition (in a lot of cases they can, but not all horses)- for example, I was going to do some jumping with her. She wasn't really good at the jumping, & she really showed herself off with the barrels (I didn't show barrels, but she was very good with them). :) I didn't want her to be forced to jump or anything. I tried training & all that, but she just wasn't gripping it. & that was okay; because down the road, now she's with someone who does her favorite thing: BARRELS! :) & it really worked out for the both of us.

But anyway; I think your horse will be fine. Take things gradually, as it does take some time for horses to get used to change. Good luck!

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post #14 of 16 Old 01-08-2009, 07:01 PM
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I can't really help much as I have always been an English rider, but the saddle will be MUCH lighter so make sure he gets used to that. Maybe try lungeing him with the saddle on?

Once "the appy man" and you are used to English riding i'm pretty sure you will want to start jumping. It is so much fun!!!
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post #15 of 16 Old 01-12-2009, 10:23 AM Thread Starter
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Okay thanks guys! this is so much help! i can not wait to ride once the snow is gone and warmers. i am so happy that i can barely contain myself! hahaha! sorry! i will post pics when i go up there. soon i hope.

12 days until Twiztid ( i get to see my Jamie) then two months until graduation.
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post #16 of 16 Old 01-12-2009, 04:44 PM
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yeh i can't really comment i've always ridden in the english style, but i do believe your horse may need a slow transition, as the saddle and the contact with your horses bit will feel very different to your horse.

Also have you ever done any english riding? perhaps it may be not wise for you to hop straight on your horse if you're not used to it as it may unnerve him.

And i don't doubt you will be jumping very soon! it's incredibly fun as long as your horse enjoys it! Good luck and i don't doubt you'll have lots of fun!!
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