trail riding/english saddle opinions (?)
So my mare really prefers my trainers English saddle to any of the western saddles we've used on her. Since she is most comfortable English, I want to buy an English saddle for her. I do not plan on showing except I do want to do a few trail challenges at some small local shows and the majority of our riding is around the property or on BLM trails. So...
Would it be OK to use an English saddle for trail classes or will I still need my western for competition? (The rules should specify right?) We don't care about winning, I just wanna go and have fun. See what we can do :)
What is the best type English saddle for trail riding? Most comfort for me and my horse?
And how do I properly fit an English saddle? Is it anything like fitting a western?
I've ridden western my whole life but occasionally used my best friends English saddle so I know some basics about them.
What do I need to know switching from western to english? I do have an instructor as well, so Ill be able to get some pointers once we get started.
If it matters I am a pretty decent rider too.
Any pros and cons are welcome...
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