Switching from Western to English
I've ridden Western my entire life-- even showed Western Pleasure when I was younger. I have a western saddle, but I don't think Ginger likes it very much. I know it's super heavy, and she wasn't even bred to be a "riding" horse, she was just trained under saddle a few years ago, maybe four or five. She doesn't like to trot or canter when she has the saddle on, and I was wondering if using a lighter English saddle might make her more amicable towards riding. I've ridden English before, just not a whole lot.
Any thoughts on this transition? Do you guys think it will help, or am I wrong in thinking English saddles are lighter? I really don't know much about it.