Transition from English to Western - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 13 Old 11-24-2010, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Maryland, US
Posts: 20
• Horses: 0
To Barry: Thank you for all that. I currently ride a thoroughbred, all though he is a little more uptight then I want. He is use to jumping and a horse that itches at the bit. That is something I am really not looking for. But I don't discriminate, I just don't thing the high strung thoroughbred is what I am looking for.

To Charlicata: I was planning on bringing her. =) I know better then to go myself and pick out a horse when I have a trainer readily on hand that is very willing to go with me. I was actually looking to get a Belgian, since I really just want it for pleasure riding. I am not big into the whole competitions.
WalkerH is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 13 Old 11-24-2010, 04:00 PM
Guest
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 2,061
• Horses: 1
The matter of Thorobreds.

John Richard Young in his book "The Schooling of the Western Horse" ISBN 85131 182 2 praises the virtue of Thorobreds for use in Western riding and he was an acknowledged American expert in his day.

On our yard we have a delightful good looking 3yo TB mare with an unbelievable pedigree. She doesn't run fast but she is learning her trade quickly. Amazingly she is far more steady at times of stress than my own 9yo Irish Draught mare.
Her name is 'Belle' - that's French for 'beautiful' and so she is.
xxBarry Godden is offline  
post #13 of 13 Old 11-24-2010, 04:36 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Higgins, TX. YeeHaw!!
Posts: 21,973
• Horses: 24
Now keep in mind that I have never ridden english, but I would imagine the hardest change to make would be from contact to no contact with the bit. Those curb bits that we use aren't really so much to put a sliding stop on a horse as much as allowing them to feel the rein cues without us touching their mouths. Many of mine will slide to a stop without me ever touching their mouths. English has always kind of seemed a bit uptight to me with the constant bit and leg contact but I have always loved the relaxed air of my western horses . I sit and point and they go with no questions or reservations.

Congrats on making the change, I am sure that you will enjoy yourself greatly.

Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog: http://robertsontraining.blogspot.com/
smrobs is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hunter to Eq Transition kathryn English Riding 1 08-11-2010 04:06 AM
Transition to barefoot TbLover Horse Health 12 08-05-2010 08:54 PM
Two really nice saddles for sale>>>>>>English and Western>>western Wintec +)>>>look PaintsTheWorld Tack and Equipment Classifieds 10 01-08-2010 11:46 AM
Western/English Differences... and Training Western Horse? FutureVetGirl Western Riding 2 08-25-2008 12:24 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome