Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: British Columbia
I personally don't like cross-training when it comes to English AND Western. A friend of mine is training her young horse, coming five, just started in the HUS rings AND she's working on reining training, but it just wont work. The disciplines are quite different, the tack, the cues, etc. he would be an AMAZING HUS horse, but he's got too many reining moves under his belt. I'd say maybe when the horse is older and more progressed in their training.
Especially because as you're training for eventing you're ALREADY cross-training three different disciplines... it's a bit much to add MORE on top of that.