Help with finding Youth/childrens English tack
My daughter really wants to show our Paint in 4H next summer. The problem is that she is still learning how to balance and use her seat. She isnt flopping all over , just needs to improve.
He doesnt neck rein , and even though we are working on it her instructor has some reservations about her riding him in a shank bit and being to heavy on the reins.
She really wants to ride him western but the 4h rules wont allow using a snaffle or riding 2 handed so we have been tossing the idea around about her riding english in 4H walk/trot .
So my question is what kind of an English saddle should I start looking for that is good for a youth/open and 4H shows?
Also what English attire should we be considering , jods with paddock boots?
Any insight would be helpful , as you can see I do not know much about showing English . My daughter is 10 yrs old.
on a side note: Her 4H leader is getting me a copy of the 4H show rule book too.
Horses and children, I often think, have a lot of the good sense there is in the world.
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