As some of you who read my thread may know I've decided to switch jarred over the western rather than english even though he's a wb :) I've had enough of the english world with all its politics. I've decided to return to my roots (i learnt to ride in a stock saddle mustering cattle and while I don't want to muster cattle or ride in a stock saddle again I would love to get into western pleasure or even barrels if the big fella can get his bum around them lol)
I have a huuuuge bunch of questions to ask as although I have ridden western before it was a long time ago and I've forgotten probably all of what I need to know. Im currently looking for a western trainer around where I live but unfortunately this is eventers country around here so im still looking.
In the meantime I figured I can get started. I've been looking at saddles, bridles etc and I came across this one. I know its not the best saddle but its a good start and it comes with everything incl. Breastplate, bridle, blanket etc its all wintec, brand new gear and she only wants $400. I figure if western doesnt work out I havent spent a lot of money and if he does well I can look at a better saddle then
My questions are though:
- will I have trouble getting jarred a western saddle to fit due to his size? (for those who don't know jarred he is a 17hh warmblood)
- same with a bridle?
- what bit should I use? He has been in a training bit for english riding but what should I use for western or can I keep with the training bit for now? What bit should I end up with?
Anything else other than bridle, saddle, breastplate, blanket & bit that I need to get started?
Thanks a bunch. Can wait to see jarred all done up in his western gear ;)