My daughter is 11 and has been taking lessons for 1hour a week for three years.
This year she is riding 3 hours a week and doing quite well.
My concern is this:
My father has just purchsed a 12 yo school horse from the stable where my neice rides hunter. Now this horse has been at a hunter horse for as long as we can tell. He plans on riding this horse himself as a western horse doing cattle separation contests for fun. How difficult is it for a horse to go back and forth between the two disiplinces?
Will the western riding make his mouth considerably harder and therefore make him harder for my daughter and neice to control?
I am still fairly new to this horse stuff, so if my question is a dumb one please call me out.
Any feedback will be appreciated!