Originally Posted by iridehorses
If you do put on a Western saddle with a rear cinch, be sure you lunge him right up through a canter before riding him. I broke my foot from being bucked off a horse that I didn't take that precaution with (I landed very wrong and my spur twisted causing the bone in my instep to fracture). Now, every new horse I bring in, if I haven't seen him ride in a rear cinch, gets lunged first!
Ouch! That would have hurt!
Thanks everyone, I was really curious because I want to try riding in a western saddle one day but I ride english much more and so I wanted to know if when I get a horse I could try both saddles. I will defiently take precaution with it though :)