I am really missing riding English, as that is what I did up until I got my own horse, who is all western.
She is quite good in reining and western pleasure, but she can't do reining competitively anymore due to sore joints.
She is great with the curb bit and has a lower head carraige. Though, I really want to ride english for a little bit. I would like to do both disciplines, so I don't get bored with just one.
I also really wanted to do jumping again, down the road.
My horse, is a quarter horse, but she isn't like those bulldoggy qh's, she is kind of in between. At the moment she is quite fat, but she is getting some muscle, and when she is normal weight, she looks quite small.
Would training her in english and riding both styles different times in the week MIX her up?
Like, will it confuse her, and she won't do as well in western anymore?
I want to compete in some local shows in western pleasure and horsemanship.. but I also wanted to do some english in the shows too.
I have only owned her for about 6 months... would it be best to wait until next year to start teaching her english? Or.. Should I start now, or will it wreck her western headset?
Please help me out!
Thanks soo much!