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        05-10-2009, 10:30 AM
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    Green Broke
    Question I have never riden western before and I want to know where to start

    I live in the UK so it is not that popular. I have been to canada and riden a QH but english style. That was the closest I have ever been. I was just wondering weather there were any western style riders from the UK out there to point me in the right direction.
         
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        05-10-2009, 03:43 PM
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    Weanling
    I have seen UK western horse show clips on youtube before... but other then that I have no idea haha.

    Here is one of the videos.

         
        05-10-2009, 03:48 PM
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    Started
    that paint is doing a reining pattern, needs to work on them stops lol. Reining is getting big over there, alot of reining clinics are over in the uk. See if you can find a clinic, western one.
         
        05-14-2009, 10:49 AM
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    Showing
    Aside from the tack, there are only a few real differences. A finished Western trained horse will neck rein and is typically ridden on a loose rein and in a shanked bit. Many, many Western style riders use a simple snaffle but still a loose rein.

    The Western riders have their stirrups longer then English riders. Rule of thumb is to have the bottom of the stirrup long enough to touch your ankle.

    Western riders do try to stay more in motion with their horse and sit the gaits whenever possible, but posting is permissible on a horse with choppy gaits.

    The Western trained horse will move a lot like an English Hunter but, again, on a loose rein.
         

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