I second what has been said: TRY IT! Since I grew up in Europe I grew up riding English. Western started getting a foot in the door when I was leaving. However I came over to the US and started doing Western, I wanted to see what it's all about. Let me tell you, the hardest thing for me is the difference in rein use: In Western you do almost no rein work -all legs. It's pretty scary from English -where you "micromanage" (how my trainer calls it
) your horse with the rains to barely anyhting in Western. It's hard giving up that control, but its getting better
Since you go the opposite you might find it oppositely interesting
But do try, the more you learn and the more different ways you learn you will be able to find your own style that might be a mix of different styles. It can change your perspective on everything and is definetly fun, since its a challenge. Good luck! Keep us updated!