I have a horse that's been trained western and ridden western his whole life (he's 8y/o). I really want to try english (I've never ridden english before) and he has a willing temperment and will do just about anything for me.
Should I try english on him? How are english and western horses different (training wise)? And how do the cues and stuff differ?
He is a shetland so he should look okay. We ride with a snaffle or hackmore. Also, is it hard to hang on to an english saddle? Sometimes riding western when I gallop I hang on to the back of the saddle. Thanks!