I have ridden English all my life and have always had an interest in riding western. Now I have become very interested and I was wondering besides taking horse lessons what are some things I need to do. What are some of the biggest differences in the two riding types. What kind of western saddle should I get? What is the best bit to start in? I have an appendix horse and I started working a little bit with necking reining on him. I think I know most of the basics.
I think my horse and I are both board of the english riding scene because I feel like I have to knit pick his every move. I have noticed western riders are more relaxed ( some of them) and thought maybe he would relax a little. Give me any advice you have.