I've been riding Western since I was 3, now I'm 17, and I want to ride English some as well. I just bought a used English saddle & bought a girth to fit one of my horses. I compete in Barrels, Poles, Western Pleasure, Roping, Halter, Ranch Horse, & Breakaway some along with trail riding & parade's. I've jumped streams, logs, & mud in western. Now I want to actually do some jumping. The horse I'm going to be jumping is a 16.1H Paint with long legs & he's really athletic, the english saddle fits him well, & I rode him in english for the first time today at a walk & trot & he did fantastic.