Well I haven't switched yet but I am really interested. Here are a few things about me i'm 22 years old and 200 lbs. I've rode western forever and honestly never saw an english saddle on a horse sept on here and saw them on the wall at tack stores ( from a western community alot of ranches etc ) Well I got out of riding for 6-7 years and my fiance ended up buying us some horses! I've been messing around with western saddles again but I can't find one that fits my 10 year old OTTB she has high withers and the saddles EVEN WITH THE SADDLE PADS rubs her hair off and is quite painful as I can see.
1. I use a 16 inch western saddle. Are the sizes from western to english different?
2. What kind of saddle for trail riding or pleasure riding should I use? I see alot of different types of saddles on the internet...
3. Are english saddles easier to fit on high withered horses?
4. Whats the difference between western and english riding?
I know I may sound stupid asking these but I want whats best for my thoroughbred. And I think the english riding looks so neat to try. I also like the thought of being closer to your horse and not in 50 + lbs of tack lol