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  • Natural horsemanship vs english riding
  • Is western or english riding more natural for a horse

 
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    03-05-2011, 05:36 PM
  #1
Foal
English western or natural horsemanship??

I have been riding a horse that has just been broken in (she is being given to me because the owners don't want her) and because I am not one to know much about young horses the owner has been helping me out with her. The only thing is, is that he doesn't like natural horsemanship and I was really hoping to some with the horse. And on top of that he doesn't like me holding the reins the english style and ride like I have been taught english style. He would rather me ride her western style (but not natural horsemanship)...

Im an english rider and I just wanted to see what other people thought about my dilemma. Do you have any ideas that could help me? Because I really don't want him to be dissapointed with how I ride his horse...
     
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    03-05-2011, 05:44 PM
  #2
Weanling
The horse doesn't care whether your english, western, natural or unnatural.

Horse doesn't care what you do to him, he only cares about how you do it.
     
    03-05-2011, 05:47 PM
  #3
Trained
Is there anyone else you can find to help you [like a trainer] that wants to work with you, not just make you ride western ?
     
    03-06-2011, 12:28 AM
  #4
Foal
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Originally Posted by gypsygirl    
is there anyone else you can find to help you [like a trainer] that wants to work with you, not just make you ride western ?

Well yeah I am doing riding lessons and they teach me english. But my dilemma is that the owner of the horse is also my boyfriends dad (eek) do you think I should just keep riding the way he wants me to until the horse is at my house? Then keep going with english?
     
    03-06-2011, 12:48 AM
  #5
Super Moderator
I wonder why he cares? As for a horse hating natural hrosemanship? Why? Did you go and tell him it was natural horsemanship? You are not supposed to tell them that. Now you've let the cat out of the bag!
     
    03-06-2011, 04:11 AM
  #6
Foal
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Originally Posted by tinyliny    
I wonder why he cares? As for a horse hating natural hrosemanship? Why? Did you go and tell him it was natural horsemanship? You are not supposed to tell them that. Now you've let the cat out of the bag!
?? No I didnt do any natural horsemanship with the horse I was just riding english style and then he said he didnt like natural horsemanship just out of the blue lol. I think it might be best just to ride the way he wants until I get the horse to my house
     
    03-06-2011, 04:16 AM
  #7
Weanling
The horse doesn't care about what style you ride. Or whether you call what you do natural or unnatural.
     
    03-06-2011, 05:02 AM
  #8
Foal
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Originally Posted by christopher    
the horse doesn't care about what style you ride. Or whether you call what you do natural or unnatural.

I agree with that. As long as you earn the horses respect that all that should matter but the techniques are different and wouldn't changing the technique each time confuse the horse?
     
    03-06-2011, 05:04 AM
  #9
Foal
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Originally Posted by tinyliny    
I wonder why he cares? As for a horse hating natural hrosemanship? Why? Did you go and tell him it was natural horsemanship? You are not supposed to tell them that. Now you've let the cat out of the bag!
Oh and when I say 'he' I mean the owner of the horse. Oops sorry if I confused anyone...
     
    03-06-2011, 07:19 AM
  #10
Green Broke
That's what I thought when I first read your post. That it was the owner who didn't like the way you rode. If the horse was given to you how come you can't do what you want with it?
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