as some of you who read my thread may know ive decided to switch jarred over the western rather than english even though hes a wb :) ive had enough of the english world with all its politics. ive decided to return to my roots (i learnt to ride in a stock saddle mustering cattle and while i dont 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 ive 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. ive 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 dont 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 ;)