I was never taught how to ride the "right" way. What I mean is, my Aunt taught herself how to ride. When teaching me to ride, she just said do whatever is comfortable.
I'm 21, have a three year old and can't wait to teach him to ride. As much as I'd love to take lessons, I'm so stubborn.. Has anyone else gone from riding their own way to riding Western? I'd love to (some day, far away) learn to rope, maybe play a little with Barrel Racing, but I feel like I am just completely starting over and I am not sure I want to. I don't know that I would ever get involved in shows, etc. but I'd like to just for the sake of my kids..
Suggestions on.. Well.. Re-learning how to ride? I won't be purchasing a horse for a few years so I do have a while to learn, though.. I don't mind starting with the bare basics - books, etc. and working my way into the saddle with some lessons..