What should I do..?
I live in Denmark, where everyone learns dressage, and then jumping and hunting if they wish too. Those are the 3 main sports you could say.
I love western riding, and have loved it for a long long long time.
I'd love to take lessons and all!
Apparently Denmark isn't a very 'western' country, because I could only find 1 western riding school on the island I live on! (Sjælland, the one with Copenhagen)
And it's too far south for me to go there, even once a week!
Of course once in a while I lengthen my stirrups and ride with long reins on my pony, pretending i'm a western rider, just for fun. XD But he's more of a dressage pony and has difficulty relaxing and obeying my commands on a long rein (because a. He's not used to them and b. He doesnt really know them because I don't know them myself, or how to teach him)
I can make him go backwards on a long rein, around a corner and stuff, and opening and closing a gate (like trail), and I can do a kind of spin, though he probably does the footwork wrong and of course he's not really spinning, just going round and round more faster than usual.. xD
So what should I do..? :(
I'd love to learn more about how you ride and train western, i'd love to teach my pony a few simple things, he's a quick learner.
But the problem is I don't know anything, just which equipment you need, stirrup length, that you need 2 long reins and a few exercises, which I don't know how to do, I just know about them..
Maybe I can get some advice/tips/lessons online..?
Nothing too serious, just to learn about it and stuff..
I can post videos where you can maybe correct me and stuff..
But I don't have all the equipment, just so you know.. But I don't think that should be a problem..? I'm really desperate.. xD
"When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk: he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it; the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes." -Shakespeare