Hi, I'm strictly an english rider, but just messing around I've taught my boy some western stuff. I have a few questions though...
1) For western, is it correct the horse should move away from leg pressure? (I.E. left leg=turn right)
2) even though he has a normal headset for "English mode" He prefers to carry his head low for "Western mode" is this right? He's not pulling, he just carries it low
3)How do I encourage "western mode" above the walk? He neckreins, stops, backs, turns, etc, on a loose rein at a walk, but as soon as we trot he only moves around my leg and direct reins, aka "English mode" How do I get him to neck rein at the trot?
4) I use an english saddle and bridle, do I still need to sit the trot?
Sorry for the stupid questions