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    05-16-2011, 03:57 PM
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Weanling
Western Girl... but I think I have an English horse?

So I brought my horse to a show, and I'm just curious if anybody else thinks my gelding looks more English than western?



     
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    05-16-2011, 04:49 PM
  #2
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I totally see that horse in a dressage saddle. See how well he track up under himself with his hind feet? May I say, though, that he would go more Western if you sat back more in the saddle and gave him more rein.
Dressage is a total blast, will you give it try?
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    05-16-2011, 05:13 PM
  #3
Weanling
You know I've always wanted to try dressage... I just need a trainer and the gear to do it :P
     
    05-16-2011, 05:22 PM
  #4
Super Moderator
I ride dressage sometimes in my western saddle. They arent' so different. It's HOW you ride. As long as you can drape your leg down in a soft manner (don't brace into the stirrup) you can get a near dressage type seat in a western saddle. But, you would need a new bit and would be riding two handed.

It is really a great foundation for any type of riding and will improve your western riding. I started in dressage and now ride western, which has improved my riding overall. They all interrelate.
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    05-16-2011, 05:32 PM
  #5
Showing
Oh yes, I'm totally seeing a dressage horse.
     
    05-16-2011, 08:26 PM
  #6
Started
I can definitely see him going english! Especially Dressage with that neck.
     
    05-16-2011, 10:21 PM
  #7
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Your horse could probably could do both depending on what and how you ask for something. In those photos you are riding with your body positioned in a more hunt type seat. You also have your horse extended in a very english gait so in those pix, yes looks very english, however I think you could acheive both....
     
    05-16-2011, 10:44 PM
  #8
Yearling
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Originally Posted by tinyliny    
I ride dressage sometimes in my western saddle. They arent' so different. It's HOW you ride. As long as you can drape your leg down in a soft manner (don't brace into the stirrup) you can get a near dressage type seat in a western saddle. But, you would need a new bit and would be riding two handed.

It is really a great foundation for any type of riding and will improve your western riding. I started in dressage and now ride western, which has improved my riding overall. They all interrelate.

This is very true, I don't have the extra money to buy a good dressage saddle so I ride in my western saddle. My horse is very good at both now...I ride two handed with a snaffle as I don't show and he seems to like it better than a shank bit anyway.
     
    05-17-2011, 09:53 AM
  #9
Weanling
Hmm.. I think I might inquire about lessons at the neighbouring barn. I've always wanted to try my hand at Dressage, and it seems like Nikki's got the natural ability to be able to give it a go. Thanks guys :)
     
    05-20-2011, 10:12 PM
  #10
Weanling
This is next to useless on the dressage-vs-western thing because I know very little about it, but I wanted to say that I think your horse is very handsome! The small amount I do know about is that you do not look like you are sitting him in a western seat - I'm a Texan, and have spent a fair amount of time in Western saddles and in my experience at least, that involves sitting more "back" on the horse - I'm learning hunt seat right now, and the posture you're using on him is a lot more like what I am learning than what I'm used to from a Western style. Also, I do not think this is the head and neck position from the horse that I'm used to with the Western riding I've done and seen. He looks like he's got a more...I don't know..."formal"(?) configuration there.

I do think the two of you look really good together, though!
     

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