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        05-01-2012, 08:54 PM
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    Swapping To Western?

    My friends really loves western and has decided to get into it. But her horse isn't English or Western trained, she's more to the stock horse side of training. I just wanted to check because I've never done anything like that, with a horse..
    Is it okay for her to start training her horse Western?
         
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        05-01-2012, 09:54 PM
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    Why wouldn't it be okay to ride western? Honestly there isn't a huge difference in "training western" versus "training english" until you get into the specific disciplines. When you're going w/t/c and teaching collection and balance, the only difference is the saddle and perhaps the draped rein if you're into that...
         
        05-01-2012, 09:59 PM
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    Originally Posted by oh vair oh    
    Why wouldn't it be okay to ride western? Honestly there isn't a huge difference in "training western" versus "training english" until you get into the specific disciplines. When you're going w/t/c and teaching collection and balance, the only difference is the saddle and perhaps the draped rein if you're into that...
    Oh okay, Thank you!
         
        05-01-2012, 10:26 PM
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    Any western trained horse should be able to do turn on the forehand, turn on the haunches, side pass, two track and leg yield. Like your hunters, jumpers, dressage and eventers for western there's your reiners, gamers, pleasure riders and trail, what is she interested in?

    Of course it's okay to switch, I have both a jumper and a In training reiner and from time to time I think about getting my jumping coach to start my Reiner over some fences just for the sake of giving him the experience
         
        05-02-2012, 01:29 AM
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    Originally Posted by brighteyes08    
    Any western trained horse should be able to do turn on the forehand, turn on the haunches, side pass, two track and leg yield. Like your hunters, jumpers, dressage and eventers for western there's your reiners, gamers, pleasure riders and trail, what is she interested in?

    Of course it's okay to switch, I have both a jumper and a In training reiner and from time to time I think about getting my jumping coach to start my Reiner over some fences just for the sake of giving him the experience
    She is into Western Pleasure.
    I thought so, just wanted to double check
         

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