Styles of western riding? Really that different?
Yesterday our daughter ran a team event that required a junior rider and a senior rider to ride the same mount, horse or pony, the obvious answer was daughters pony. Or so we thought!
The team of 4, 2 seniors, 2 juniors, both the seniors rode our pony and were honestly scared of her speed and how she moved. Not because she's that fast or that hard to control. She's actually great under saddle.
They honestly didn't know how to ride her. Is there really that much variations of western riding? Both girls were good to very good riders, one won grand champion this week, and had the fastest horse on the grounds. But couldn't ride our pony????
In the end they used said horse, and our daughter had no problem riding it at a run and they did very well, but after their run, the older girl said that our daughter was only the fourth person who could ride her horse right. But neither senior could ride her pony????
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