H/J rider thinking about also doing western/rodeo/speed events?
I've been riding for about 7 or so years. My first trainer was an Eventer so she taught me Jumper style riding, and my new trainer, from my college IHSA team, teaches both Western and English-- she taught/is teaching me Hunter/Huntseat.
So, she's a big barrel racer/rodeo event girl and I want to see what it would be like. I've never done anything outside of English riding except some western trail/pleasure patterns on the ground (like going into boxes, turns, side passes, cantering out of boxes-- stuff you see in a western pleasure (or is it trail?) show) during my lessons, since hunter shows don't have them)
Any tips/tricks? Advice? Is it pretty laid back, etc?