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    05-23-2011, 05:20 AM
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Foal
thinking of trying english.. Opinions?

I've riden western my whole life, have never touched a english saddle and am thinking of trying english. I love to learn. Would it be good to try english any tips? Thanksss
     
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    05-23-2011, 08:03 AM
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Showing
Take some english lessons. This way you'll find out if you like it or not. I do think english saddle, leg position, etc. may feel weird at first (may be not), but one usually adjusts fast. Have fun!
     
    05-24-2011, 04:30 AM
  #3
Weanling
I personally think that riding English takes a lot more muscle, just the way you ride. Especially in hunters. At least that's my experience.

But I would definitely give it a try, I love both English and Western and would recommended either.
     
    05-24-2011, 06:57 AM
  #4
Trained
Find someone who can give you 4-6 lessons using borrowed equipment. That will give you a good idea if you will like it and also get you started off right. I traveled the opposite direction, and learning different styles of riding is almost always to the good. But there are differences, and a good start beats trying to undo bad habits...speaking from experience, I fear!
     
    05-25-2011, 11:02 AM
  #5
Green Broke
DO IT!! Doesn't hurt to at least try right? :)

I would also suggest taking a few lessons with an experienced trainer. Riding english is a lot more then just changing tack. I find that my students who started off western want to ride with a longer stirrup and more forward leg and have to learn to ride with more contact on their horse's mouth. Leg position is everything though, which is where good 'eyes on the ground' come in very handy!

Have fun!!
     

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