I have three horses that I ride western, purely for pleasure. I don't have any desire to ever show any of my horses. The first two (actually my parents horses) I can do anything on, and I am completely confident in my ability to ride them. But the horse that I just brought in April is a different story. He is a 6 year old QH that has been finished but defiantly needs some refreshing and attitude ajustments. I have been working with him on the ground alot and he has come a long way, and I am confident working with him on the ground. I have just started to ride him and things aren't going to well. I feel like I need to become more confident in myself as a rider before I go and try to correct him. I never really learned proper seat postition or leg cues, etc. I would really like to do things right with Andy and not just bounce around on his back like an idiot just confusing him.
Now that is a simple decision, but heres the problem. I live in a area where there's not alot of "horsey people". The closest place to take western lessons is almost two hours away and I just can't do that with my schedule (full time job, full time college student, etc). There is a new place that just opened up about a hour away but they only do Hunter/Jumper and Dressage lessons. I have never ridden english and know absolutely nothing about it. Do you think it would be benefical for me to take the english lessons to improve my seat and confidence or would it be to hard for me to take english lessons and transition them to my western riding at home?
Thankyou for your opinions and for reading my novel lol