I am looking at buying my first horse, I live in the Uk. Unfortunately I cannot afford a Quarter Horse, as much as I would like one! However, I am looking to buy a Connemara. There may be a really obvious aswer to this question but I will ask anyway, can a Connemara carry a western saddle (not synthetic) for long periods of time? I am wanting to eventually do endurance, not competitavely, and basically do alot of hacking.
Also, is it possible to change from using a western saddle to and english saddle once he is trained? I enjoy riding in both saddles, but keeping the bit the same, as well as always neck reining eventually??
Any help would be grately appreciated!