I think I am posting this in the right spot. I have a 6 year old mare that is halter broke and I have no idea as to what to train her to do. She is a very smart horse that will do anything that is asked of her but I don't know what discipline her conformation would be best suited for. Can anyone give me any advice? I can get more photos if you need them.
I only know her preferred gait is a trot because that is what she does in the pasture most of the time. I don't even know if I should start her in an english or a western saddle. I have never competed in either, her dam was my trail horse that I rode in a 35 year old hand me down roping saddle. I want her to have a more productive life than that but I want it to be something she can do comfortably with her conformation for a long time.
Agreed with AlexS. Start her out in what interests you and then see where she develops. With a good foundation a horse can go any direction. I'm currently in the opposite predicament of alexS. My dressage prospect appears to be more of a jumper.