My appaloosa Magnum did Western Pleasure, Trail, Halter and the like until he was 6 years old, when he became a dressage horse. Now that I have him I have done a bit of this and that, but would really like to show him in the Western rings. He's 15 now. I don't think he has any engagement in his hind quarters, they don't seem to reach under and 'propel' him forward. Also I have never ridden Western before properly. What is there I need to know and how can I get him to reach under himself and slow down?
Any help greatly appreciated. Will post a video when I get one.