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post #1 of 15 Old 09-07-2008, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
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Well let me tell you WESTERN riding is intresting...

So I was asked to ride a friends horse while she was gone, and he is 5 year old western pleasure horse. And WOW I've never formally had a lesson or ridden western, and I'm like geeze this is so intresting [would like to say easy]. I just asked him to go and he jogged around like a push-button pony. Uhh the lope just felt so off, but anyways.

I do Dressage, so thats why I was just suprised at this.

I dreamed about him, being something untouchable to me, untamable, and wild.
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post #2 of 15 Old 09-07-2008, 07:27 PM
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Thats cool that you got to ride western.. I ride western But I really want to try english.. lol we should swich places for a day lol
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post #3 of 15 Old 09-07-2008, 07:48 PM
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i ride english mainly but im switching one of my guys to western to have him trained in reining. i cant wait :) it is very different to english isnt it ;)

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post #4 of 15 Old 09-08-2008, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
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exteremelyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy differen't xD

I dreamed about him, being something untouchable to me, untamable, and wild.
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Believe it or not it is harder to get one "push button" and to just pack around than most people think. Most true pleasure horses do a lot of the same principles and maneuvers as dressage as they are learning. The end or "finished" horse just has to do it with no contact and carry itself....it is really similar and most people don't realize it.....but the easy ones had a lot of miles put on them to get them there.....but it is suppose to seem easy and fun....glad you got to ride one...
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Glad that you got to try western. Western pleasure is my favourite discipline. Whatever I plan to do with a horse, I always start him (or her!) with WP. That way they can learn to better channel their energy making them very calm and open minded, provided we act the same with them of course. After that they're ready to tackle just about anything you want, be it ranch work or trail riding or barrel racing. From my experience, western pleasure horses are the very best you can get.
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Believe it or not it is harder to get one "push button" and to just pack around than most people think. Most true pleasure horses do a lot of the same principles and maneuvers as dressage as they are learning. The end or "finished" horse just has to do it with no contact and carry itself....it is really similar and most people don't realize it.....but the easy ones had a lot of miles put on them to get them there.....but it is suppose to seem easy and fun....glad you got to ride one...
You put this so perfectly into words, it always frustrates me when you hear so many english people going on about how western is inferior.

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You put this so perfectly into words, it always frustrates me when you hear so many english people going on about how western is inferior.
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post #9 of 15 Old 10-12-2008, 08:09 PM
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You put this so perfectly into words, it always frustrates me when you hear so many english people going on about how western is inferior.

Agreed
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Believe it or not it is harder to get one "push button" and to just pack around than most people think. Most true pleasure horses do a lot of the same principles and maneuvers as dressage as they are learning. The end or "finished" horse just has to do it with no contact and carry itself....it is really similar and most people don't realize it.....but the easy ones had a lot of miles put on them to get them there.....but it is suppose to seem easy and fun....glad you got to ride one...
Oh but i do believe that there is no such thing as a finished horse.
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