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post #1 of 11 Old 01-01-2009, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
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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 hes trained in english reines and neck reining an i can ride him bareback and i dont 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.
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post #2 of 11 Old 01-01-2009, 12:35 PM
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if ur horse is doing well in the snaffle, u can keep him in it. if u 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 u, 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 u don't already have one

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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.

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post #4 of 11 Old 01-01-2009, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
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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.
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post #5 of 11 Old 01-06-2009, 10:06 PM
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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.

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post #6 of 11 Old 01-07-2009, 08:24 PM
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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
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post #7 of 11 Old 01-07-2009, 10:02 PM
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You only really need the english clothes if you're planning on showing.

What kind of snaffle are you using?

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post #8 of 11 Old 01-07-2009, 10:41 PM
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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

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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.

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post #10 of 11 Old 01-10-2009, 03:49 PM
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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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