I am die hard dressage all the way, with a touch of trail and jumping. I will hardly even touch a jumping saddle though, never mind a western saddle if I can help it. They're just way to uncomfortable and out of sync for me. I like feeling my horse, not my stirrups or a huge chunk of hard leather.
That being said, I would like to find a reining instructor and learn to rein!
Do you think I could do it in a dressage saddle?
I can jump in a dressage saddle, I think I can do reining in one too if I tried.
It is totally daunting though, especially since I cannot find a reiner, just barrel or western pleasure trainers.
I love my dressage core, and get offended when people try to change my seat, but I would love to learn another discipline, just to learn. I might be stuck with having to search out and travel to clinics if I cannot find a trainer to take lessons with. But I really want to learn, so search I will!
(((HEY, if anyone knows a reiner trainer somewhere in MS/TN/AR area, lemme know!