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    01-29-2009, 09:05 PM
  #1
Foal
Any body out there mix it up with western and english???

My friend is bustin me so bad......I use my western saddel (because I feel safer) and my english bridel I mix it up I guess. I am just getting back into horses after a long break and I just feel more confident in that big ol western saddel....Is this a terrible thing to do???
     
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    01-29-2009, 09:16 PM
  #2
Green Broke
What works for you and your horse is all that counts, unless you are showing. Many endurance riders combine all kinds of tack for performance and comfort. Enjoy yourself, it's not a fashion show
     
    01-29-2009, 09:37 PM
  #3
Foal
I agree what makes it fun and safe !!!
     
    01-30-2009, 09:03 PM
  #4
Weanling
It really doesnt matter. I ride english in my western saddle all the time. I don't like riding in an english saddle unless my horse is getting worked consistently and I know he will behave =]
     
    01-30-2009, 09:16 PM
  #5
Foal
Nope! Not a terrible thing to do at all! Obviously in the show ring you can't post in a Western saddle or use an English bridle, but as a way of getting your confidence back, nothing wrong at all. And if you ever see someone posting in a Western saddle, don't laugh at 'em.....it's better for the horse if the rider's posting versus smacking their butt on the saddle like a big 'ol potato sack! I've heard so many Western riders chastize someone for posting saying "you don't do that when you ride this way!" But I say, as long as it's not done during a Western Pleasure class, who cares! Have fun. :)
     
    01-31-2009, 04:00 PM
  #6
Foal
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Originally Posted by Lizz    
My friend is bustin me so bad......I use my western saddel (because I feel safer) and my english bridel I mix it up I guess. I am just getting back into horses after a long break and I just feel more confident in that big ol western saddel....Is this a terrible thing to do???
I've mixed and matched for years, it doesn't hurt anything if your just romping around the neighborhood!
     
    02-01-2009, 04:06 AM
  #7
Kim
Foal
OH MY GOD YOU MONSTER!!!

Only jokin! I used to have a western saddle and rode in a normal bridle... I don't think it makes that much difference at all.

What is a western bridle anyway??
     
    02-01-2009, 09:27 PM
  #8
Foal
Thanks guys. Didn't matter to me when I rode today I was as happy as a clam!!!
     
    02-01-2009, 09:27 PM
  #9
Foal
I use to ride in a western saddle with an english bridle all the time until my reins started getting caught on the saddle at the canter....haha.

So now I ride in my western saddle, with an english headstall (without the noseband) and western split reins.

I use split reins for almost EVERYTHING now, I really have an issue with a single rein for whatever reason and if I honestly need them to be a single rein (to loop around the horn if I'm on the ground and need my horse to stand) I just tie them. When I ride English I use the same bridle, although I do actually have one pretty nice pair of english reins that I use on the odd occasion (like when I put the split reins on the hackamore, then want to use the english bridle with the bit, I throw the english reins on that).
     
    02-01-2009, 10:32 PM
  #10
Started
Lol. I think everyone mixes and matches at sme time or another.

When I ride my colt, I use my western saddle and my english bridle (though I've taken off the noseband as I don't have a use for it).

When my cousin rides my mare, she likes to use my english saddle and western hackamore bridle...

I've put a western saddleblanket underneath my english saddle before I got my english saddleblanket...

I've got a western girth on my english saddle...
     

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