Probably I`ll watch a few Youtube videos on Western riding and tacking up, then just explain to the owners that it`s my first time. And I suppose that the best way to find out what length trail rides are suitable for the horse would be to ask the owner. I just wanted to get a general idea of how this was going to work before I go see her.
Also should you post while riding Western? I`ve been researching that and found some people that say you should, some that say you shouldn`t, and some that just posted for the heck of it and had no idea what they were talking about anyway lol.
All the horses I`ve ever ridden except one had the bounciest trots imaginable, so I never had much experience sitting the trot. But I understand many Western horses do more of a lope, which is supposed to be smoother? Correct me if I`m completely wrong lol. As I`ve said, I don`t know much about Western.