I have been researching both english and western styles of riding so much that my head may indeed explode.
BUT I find it so much easier to discover books and websites about english riding... not so much western... there were two books that I was looking at (Buying Your First Horse & Getting the Most Out of Your Lessons) and they each seem to favor english riding, and the western details seem kinda minimal... ? I mean, maybe there are 5 pictures with western riders and tack and all the other hundred pictures are english riders and tack. Seriously the only western pictures are perhaps of the tack itself and that's it. XD
It's actually starting to bug me! I just want to learn more about western riding!!! I was thinking about trying some english later, but I want to start out with western since my lessons will be on western trained horses and I plan on buying from somebody who trains her horses very well... in western. XD So I finally decided that I will stick with it for a while and now I can't get the information I want.
Sooooo, my questions are:
What books do you feel best describe/explain western style riding? (keep in mind that I like pictures! Hahaha! And I am a beginner!) Like a manual type thing. :)
What educational type websites do you know of that cover a lot of western riding topics?
I want to know anything and everything.