I ride both english and western, and I find that when a horse was starte din english they act that way. However, when I put my jumping saddle on Annie she has no idea what to do. God forbid I put an English bridle on her, or she would hardly be rideable at all. Granted she's gotten a lot better, but she still prefers my reining saddle and curb bit ^^
However, Honey was started in English and is much more balanced in the jumping saddle. She fels very awkward western, like she's afraid its going to eat her or something ^^
Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.