Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The Bluegrass State
This is backwards, but we took Diamond, who had been trained Western for 14 years, and slapped an English saddle on her. She adjusted to the change with no help :) Speeding her up was super easy, and she never had a headset, so nothing to worry about there.
I will say that I ever so slightly disagree with Tiny - I've always found it easier to speed a horse up than slow them down. Of course it depends on the personality of the pony, but from what I've seen, it's easier to make them go fast. A change in headset, on the other had, is a little harder. I think it's pretty difficult to pick their heads up.
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