Hey everyone! So I might try jumping i've ridden western for most of my life and have only been in an english saddle once haha. So I know that before I start jumping i'm going to have to get really secure riding english. But, I would love to find out more about jumping just to make sure its really what I want to do before taking english lessons :) My step sister used to do jumping and she was really good at it but I don't remember that much. She could probably teach me some stuff but she's away at college. What do you guys reccomend for starting out in english?
Anyways, I need some info about english, jumping in particular. I know theres a TON of english barns in my area (Seattle) so does anyone have any ideas on how to go about choosing the best one? Also, what kind of tack and clothing do you need? My family owns a peruvian paso and two quarter horses and none of them jump... would I need to buy a horse who jumps or could I just use my instructor's horse or should I lease a horse? What's the difference between all the different kinds of shows? For my first english show i'd probably just do classes on the flat (thats what its called right?) and then i'd move up to jumping as I got more confident with this discipline. Do any of you western-switched-to-english riders out there have advice on what to expect? Thanks so much for any info!