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Does Anyone Else Ride Western With An English Bridle?

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    11-03-2011, 01:45 AM
  #11
Weanling
Haha I wonder what those folks would say about me, riding English on the trail and wearing my turquoise cowboy boots!

People like that have nothing better to do.
     
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    11-03-2011, 03:45 PM
  #12
Yearling
I use about the most mis-matched tack imaginable, luckily (I suppose) my behind covers most of my purple saddle.

There are very nice western cavessons readily available. I have a nice one with a rolled leather nose, note this is not the same as the ones used with a tie down (don't know what they are called). Used with a western headstall they have the same purpose and effect as an English one.

I have also used an English cavesson with a western headstall.
     
    11-03-2011, 05:12 PM
  #13
Started
I use to mismatch headstalls/ and bridles all the time. Some horses reponded better with the different attachments. I wouldn't worry to much about it.
     
    11-04-2011, 03:58 PM
  #14
Trained
Horse's don't give a rat's rear end, and neither do I.

I don't ride an English saddle often right now, but when I do, I'm using a Navajo blanket underneath, Aussie-style 2.5 inch leathers with western roper stirrups. Add in a rope sidepull halter, jeans & cowboy boots, and I guess I looked...confused?

But my horses don't mind, and neither do I.

I've never used an English bridle, but if it made my horse happy, I would.
     
    11-04-2011, 04:29 PM
  #15
Showing
Since you have a western headstall, why not just change the bit over to that? I doubt your horse likes the bridle but rather the bit.
     
    11-04-2011, 04:29 PM
  #16
Yearling
I hate when people are like that. I ride western with a english bridle because my horses head is so big I can't find a western around me that fits so he rides in a english bridle
     
    11-04-2011, 05:03 PM
  #17
Trained
You're talking to the lady who rode her last dressage tests in western saddle and bridle, with the flash noseband off of my English bridle, hey it worked, that's all I needed,
     
    11-04-2011, 06:36 PM
  #18
Yearling
Quote:
Originally Posted by iridehorses    
Since you have a western headstall, why not just change the bit over to that? I doubt your horse likes the bridle but rather the bit.
It's the same bit, different bridle
     
    11-04-2011, 09:10 PM
  #19
Yearling
Yes I sometimes do =) A couple of horses at the barn I ride ( western barn) have english bridles, and yes I neck rein =)
     
    11-04-2011, 09:50 PM
  #20
Foal
In the words of my Grandpa...Who Keers? (Cares...sounded out like Keers).

I'd tease you for cross dressing, but really, I ride and school in one of these:
Bareback riding pads: innovative, secure suede leather bareback pads/saddles can be used with stirrups

Because it's secure, fits the horse, is light and easy to carry, and is great on the butt :) Totally unlike a stereotypical bareback pad.

With me, I certainly wouldn't care if your tack didn't match! LOL
     

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