I've ridden horses since before I could walk (literally), though it's always been Western pleasure. Recently, my parents have decided that, if I pay for half of the costs, I can take lessons.
While I've always ridden Western, I've decided to expand my horizons and try English, maybe eventually getting into Jumping.
Is it a hard for a 14-year-old to switch from Western to English? I've always ridden at my grandparents, though I did take lessons when I was about 8 (my parents took an income cut soon after and we couldn't afford them anymore; our situation has changed since then).
Because of the afore-mentioned fact of riding at my grandparent's, I've never had much of a 'formal education', so to say. Will switching disciplines be kind of like learning to ride again? Also, my grandparent's horses use a lot of neck-rein. Is it difficult to switch from neck-rein to mostly leg-rein?
Also, what questions should we ask possible riding instructors (what a typical lesson entails, what's required of students, things like that)?
Thanks, guys, and sorry if this doesn't make much sense :P I'll try to clarify as much as I can.