The English Arena is huge too. I'm going to be a beginner Western Rider this fall. I thought it would be easier for me to learn than another type of English. Hopefully the Saddleseat Program will be more developed in the time I am there.
Here, check out the Virtual Tour. (in the Equestrian Center, as you look back down a little hallway you will see some stalls, on the white walls of that little hallway, there are actually paintings now of the muscular structure of a horse and other internal parts. It is REALLY neat!) http://www.midway.edu/aboutmidway/virtualtour.html
You are 15... That makes you a.... Sophomore in High School?? I am uncertain about my Major just yet. I am going to try Biology. There is so much that can be done with that. I just love it already. If you have a Facebook, feel free to add me(pm me for name etc), and I'll show you who you should be in contact with. So far, they have been very willing to work with me and make me feel at home. I move in on Saturday!
Back on the grim Topic at hand, has anything come of the saddle issue?