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post #1 of 5 Old 08-12-2009, 12:00 PM Thread Starter
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Starting English!

Hi..I'm new to english but I've got a few people willing to help my pony and I learn how to do it...I don't know ANYTHING about it..I'm a western pleasure girl..but I've gotten bored of just doing one thing...so is there anything I should know?

Tell me ANYTHING you possibly can to help...
And by the way..my pony has never done english either except when I jumped her a couple times.

Oh, and I know how to ost correctly.
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post #2 of 5 Old 08-12-2009, 12:07 PM
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English really isnt that much different then western. I jumped for over two years, and then started running barrels, and as long as you know the basics of riding, you'll be fine.

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post #3 of 5 Old 08-13-2009, 02:29 PM
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Get a good certified instructor.

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post #4 of 5 Old 08-13-2009, 02:37 PM
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Welcome to english!!!! okay, english is allot different so i suggest you get an instructor or some books on english style. happy riding!
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post #5 of 5 Old 08-14-2009, 08:08 PM
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i am an english rider but i did learn how to ride western when i was younger.
english is very different from western, all of the aids are different and if you are aiming to ride english properly i'd suggest that you get a good instructor - just being able to jump doesn't mean you can ride english . . . i've been riding since i was 3, i'm 18 now and i've pretty much done show jumping / hacking all my life.
at the moment i am learning how to do dressage (properly) as well as schooling my imported show-jumper in dressage and i must say i'm finding it quite difficult !
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