I mostly ride english, but am now leasing this gelding who I plan to show in western and english. I am curious to get a critique of me riding western. Please critique me only, poor Amigo has only been back to work for about two weeks now after two years of only getting ridden occasionally. He is my friend's former show horse, and she has given me permission to ride and show him next year. Very exciting. I have been working really hard on quieting my lower leg as Amigo has a lot of buttons and one wrong twitch and he's doing something! The first time I rode him was pretty comical, I was seeing what he knew and asked him to leg yield, well he ended up pivoting on my so fast I just about flew out of the saddle. Then I was asking him to lope, put both legs on him and he stopped so fast I just about had the saddle horn up where the sun doesn't shine. Been working on getting my hands up too, a big flaw of mine, even though I think in western pleasure I should have my hands more down?
Also any suggestions for a color to show him western? I have a bunch of dark pink stuff in this shade:
But to be honest I really don't like that color on him. I never thought I would see the day when I actually didn't like pink on a horse as its my favorite color! I was thinking maybe teal or lime green?