I`m new to the forum, so first, hi everyone!
Ok anyway..... so I`ve been looking for a good lease situation for a while, and I think I may finally have found one. It`s to lease a 20 year old paint mare for $100 a month (which by itself is incredible) for as many times a week as I want to ride. The only thing is, I`ve only ridden English, but I would be borrowing this mare`s tack, which is Western. I think I know most of the basics of Western riding, but could anyone give me a few tips? What are the main differences between riding Western and English? Also is tacking up with Western tack any different than with English? I don`t want to go to try out the horse and have the owners think I can`t even tack up a horse correctly
Also I may be doing a fair amount of trail riding. How much riding can I do in a day without tiring a 20 year old horse too much? I know a lot of that depends on the horse; I was just looking for a general guideline to go on.
So thanks in advance everyone, I appreciate your answers!