Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland :P
How similar are Western and English Riding?
I ride English, but I've always wanted to try western, it just looks so...cool! I just wanted to try it for maybe a few lessons and see what I think of it, but I'm a little worried - I took ages to learn English :/ I mean I struggled to do the rising trot on the right diagonal , I always lost my balance I struggle not to pull myself up on the reins - generally had a rough time learning. I ride much more comfortably now, but what is the transition like? Is it easy(ish) to ride western after you rode English and vise versa? I'm just worried that if its totally different I'll really struggle with it.