Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Newfoundland/Nova Scotia
• Horses: 0
The flat work is the most important. I've jumped cross-rails at a trot, and we do a little jumping work, but we still do a lot on the flat. I have cantered, but haven't did much recently, sitting trot without stirrups is what my instructor is focusing on now, just so when we do go into more canter work, we will have that seat.
If your really don't like western switch back to english, though a benefit would be to do english in a western saddle. One of the girls I first started riding with rode in a western saddle till she was comfortable then braved the english saddle. She already had the knowledge of english, since she rode english in a western saddle, but now had more confidence to tackle the english saddle.
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