I can't decide if I should learn English or Western - Page 2
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Horse Riding

I can't decide if I should learn English or Western

This is a discussion on I can't decide if I should learn English or Western within the Horse Riding forums, part of the Riding Horses category

    Like Tree5Likes

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        12-30-2011, 04:21 PM
      #11
    Trained
    For me, it depends on how long we're trotting and what we're doing during it. If I'm going to trot for 3 minutes circling various cones in various directions, I sit the trot. We're turning every 5 seconds or so, it isn't going to last forever, and I can use legs cues as much as possible.

    If we're going straight, or for a longer time, then posting makes more sense. However, a western saddle will distribute the impact of the sitting trot over a larger area of the horse's back. If the saddle fits right, it won't bother the horse. If, OTOH, you have long quarter horse bars on top of a short backed Arabian, your mare might get pissy. No need to ask how I know...
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        12-30-2011, 04:34 PM
      #12
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by bsms    
    If, OTOH, you have long quarter horse bars on top of a short backed Arabian, your mare might get pissy. No need to ask how I know...

    Bahahaha... Did you learn the hard way too?
         

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    English or Western horse ? you decide AfterParty Horse Riding Critique 15 01-24-2011 12:31 PM
    Two really nice saddles for sale>>>>>>English and Western>>western Wintec +)>>>look PaintsTheWorld Tack and Equipment Classifieds 10 01-08-2010 11:46 AM
    Will I ever learn English riding? Discouraged male.. JImmyG English Riding 23 06-14-2009 05:06 PM
    I want to learn to ride English.... BluMagic Horse Training 29 04-08-2009 11:14 AM
    want to learn about western riding! travlingypsy Western Riding 18 11-04-2008 12:37 AM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:32 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0