Originally Posted by TurnNBurn144
first off, get a trainer. If you want to ride english properly, its what you have to do.
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I agree. Find a trainer first, because English is very different than Western. Also, decide what you'd like to do. Dressage uses long stirrups and focuses on your horse listening to you, how well he/she can do what is asked (leg yields, leads, etc...) and gets more difficult as you move up the levels. Jumpers is basically getting over the jumps, with the least amount of faults and the best time. Hunter's is basically dressage, except with small jumps in the way and focuses more on the horse's performance, collection, appearance, and how well he/she can get the strides, speed, leads, etc... Equitation is basically hunters, except that instead of focusing on the horse, judges focus on how well you communicate with your horse, and making every aid look as easy as possible and make it look like your not doing much. There are many other disciplines. I would first find a trainer that does jumping before you do it alone.
Hope I was of some help!
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