But I'm starting to ride english now and then, and I was wondering if you are always suppost to use a mounting block or have someone help you get up in your saddle? The people in my 4-H group (they are just western riders like me) are learning along with me and I want to check what they've told me to do.
They said that my cinch shouldn't be super tight on my english saddle, and have showed me how tight it should (according to them), but every time I try to mount my saddle slips. Not a lot, but just enough to make it annoying. It's not loose enough to be dangerous, but it's not as tight as I would have my western saddle be. I asked them about this and they said I have to use a mounting block or have someone hold the other side of the saddle when I mount, and that it's suppost to be like that.
Can someone educate me about this and make sure I'm doing it right? I hope I explained it well, its hard to put into words... :P
I trust these people, but since they're new to english riding too, I want to check what they're telling me.
Please no rude comments, please remember this is all new to me!! I am a western gal through and through!