Im about to start riding lessons on my new horse. Just wondering...and I hope this isnt a dumb question...Is it better to use a ridingpad or a saddle? (I think its called a ridingpad? Just a pad thing with a girth but no stirrups?)
He came with a ridingpad and this is what he's been ridden in so he's used to it.
On the other hand I've got an australian stock saddle that looks like it fits him (will get it checked)
I've never used a ridingpad before, but I thought seeing as I havnt ridden seriously in years it might be good for me, maybe improved seat, better leg aids etc? These are the things I really need to work on!
Or is there any reason its better to have lessons using a saddle?
Im not planning to do anything fancy with him, just lots of long trail rides.
Thanks for your input!