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LikeaTB 11-06-2012 09:10 PM

English riding lessons?
 
I have been riding for 5 years (2 years English, 3 Western) and I am currently doing Western, but I really want to do English, too. I miss jumping like crazy and that is what I want to do so badly right now. I have an old English saddle that I might get repaired and use, but ride Western in it.

Well anyways, I am doing Western lessons weekly right now but I really want to do some English lessons. I do kind of want to go back to English (not saying I don't like Western), but I really love the barn I'm at right now and I couldn't bear to leave it. My parents can't afford for me to do both and I wouldn't ask to. I don't know whether I should do an English lesson but still do Western or what?! What do y'all think I should do?

BornToRun 11-06-2012 09:13 PM

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Originally Posted by LikeaTB (Post 1747301)
I have been riding for 5 years (2 years English, 3 Western) and I am currently doing Western, but I really want to do English, too. I miss jumping like crazy and that is what I want to do so badly right now. I have an old English saddle that I might get repaired and use, but ride Western in it.

Well anyways, I am doing Western lessons weekly right now but I really want to do some English lessons. I do kind of want to go back to English (not saying I don't like Western), but I really love the barn I'm at right now and I couldn't bear to leave it. My parents can't afford for me to do both and I wouldn't ask to. I don't know whether I should do an English lesson but still do Western or what?! What do y'all think I should do?


You're gonna ride western in an English saddle? I don't understand that bit.
Does the stable you're at now not give English lessons as well as the western?

LikeaTB 11-06-2012 09:13 PM

Oh and I would like to add:
this is the second time I've wanted to do English again while doing Western, last time was sometime last year.

LikeaTB 11-06-2012 09:16 PM

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Originally Posted by BornToRun (Post 1747304)
You're gonna ride western in an English saddle? I don't understand that bit.
Does the stable you're at now not give English lessons as well as the western?


Sorry about the confusion, I meant that I was going to ride normally like I would in a Western saddle but in an English saddle. I don't neck rein, I direct rein in a snaffle and I was going to do the same in the English saddle. I was basically going to ride the same way I ride in a Western saddle just in an English saddle.

LikeaTB 11-06-2012 09:20 PM

And no, they don't give English lessons.

LikeaTB 11-07-2012 07:52 AM

I just feel really torn because I really don't want to leave the barn I'm at right now but I want to do English. Maybe I'll talk to them about something...

Fulford15 11-07-2012 11:46 AM

Ride both english & western then? Theres nothing wrong in having two coaches. Find a barn that teaches english, and keep on with your western.

DancingArabian 11-07-2012 12:12 PM

Some suggestions..

-Take less western lessons and and use the gap to take English lessons.
-find a way to pay for the English lessons yourself
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LikeaTB 11-07-2012 06:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Fulford15 (Post 1748062)
Ride both english & western then? Theres nothing wrong in having two coaches. Find a barn that teaches english, and keep on with your western.

The only issue is that I don't want to have my parents pay for 2 different types of lessons. I did send an email to the English barn asking if I could possibly work off lessons, but I haven't gotten a response yet.

BornToRun 11-07-2012 06:24 PM

You could take a lesson at both barns every two weeks so that you would be taking one western lesson and one English lesson during the week, and then it would be like your parents are still paying for a western lesson every week. Do you have a job?


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