Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Loudoun County, VA
Well, I have a few thoughts.
1. Make sure the owners are there the first couple times you ride, and they can tell you about the horses and how to ride them. I would suggest this just for safety, they know the horse's quirks and can give you some coaching about how they ride them.
2. Read up on some western techniques- it's really not hard.
3. Get an english saddle/bit and ride them english. Most horses will go either or easily adapt to a different style.
4. Relax! I'm sure you'll have a great time, it'll just take getting used to.