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    01-01-2009, 11:45 AM
  #1
Weanling
switch?

Im wanting to switch fro wetsren riding to english riding soon.ive already gotten the saddle and everything because my horse lightning seems to do o.k. Because he's trained in english reines and neck reining an I can ride him bareback and I don't think that an english saddle would make much diffrence.
Im gettin

Cc havvana brown english saddle
Stirrups and leathers
Martingle
Shaped pad
Girth
Noseband for western bridile

What else do I need do I need a certain bit because what im using now is a snaffle.thnx.
-chelsie-
     
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    01-01-2009, 01:35 PM
  #2
Started
If ur horse is doing well in the snaffle, you can keep him in it. If you plan on showing in english classes with him, u'll want to get an actual english bridle but for now at home, ur western bridle with a noseband will work. For you, u'll want either paddock boot and half chaps or tall boots...it helps to keep ur leg from pinching...and u'll also want a helmet, if you don't already have one
     
    01-01-2009, 02:28 PM
  #3
Foal
Martingales shouldn't be used automatically when riding english. They are an artificial aid that should only be used in the right manner. It takes an experienced rider to understand the function and the effects that a martingale has.

If by martingale, you mean breastplate, then it is fine. A breastplate/collar is used to keep your saddle forward.
     
    01-01-2009, 03:55 PM
  #4
Weanling
Martingales shouldn't be used automatically when riding english. They are an artificial aid that should only be used in the right manner. It takes an experienced rider to understand the function and the effects that a martingale has.

If by martingale, you mean breastplate, then it is fine. A breastplate/collar is used to keep your saddle forward.




Yeah I mean breastcollar.
     
    01-06-2009, 11:06 PM
  #5
Green Broke
I agree that you should get english riding cloths, jods and paddock boots. I sujest Ariat boots and half chaps(I use leather, but that is a personal preferance) and Kerrits, Devon Aire, Ironton, and Ariat jodphors! For english showing(Idk what you are doing. Hunters, jumpers or eventing) you will need an english bridle and bit. If you have a breastpalte, great! Those are always good to have, but they are illegal in hunters unless your standing martingale is hooked to it.
     
    01-07-2009, 09:24 PM
  #6
Weanling
The clothes you need are jeans, boots, and a helmit, but if you are planning to ride a lot, I recommend:
.paddock boots
.long riding socks (ski socks work well for the winter-they are warm)
.johdpurs/breeches
.half chaps
.leather riding gloves
.helmit
     
    01-07-2009, 11:02 PM
  #7
Weanling
You only really need the english clothes if you're planning on showing.

What kind of snaffle are you using?
     
    01-07-2009, 11:41 PM
  #8
Green Broke
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ne0n Zero    
You only really need the english clothes if you're planning on showing.

What kind of snaffle are you using?
well, I would not use jeans, cause the chaff
     
    01-07-2009, 11:56 PM
  #9
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by StormyBlues    
well, I would not use jeans, cause the chaff
Lmao, I don't count chaps as clothes. :{ If you have halfchaps you can easily wear jeans.
     
    01-10-2009, 04:49 PM
  #10
Green Broke
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ne0n Zero    
Lmao, I don't count chaps as clothes. :{ If you have halfchaps you can easily wear jeans.
the seams still can chaff
     

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