Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: I live in that card board box you pass by every day on your way to work.
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Western riding starts like english riding. Teaching the horse to do the basics.
Snaffle bit. Two hands.
Breaking at the pole, giving to the bit, listening to aids, and establishing a sense of self carriage and not having the horse reliant on constant bridle contact.
You want to be able to drive them up into the bridle and collect...but, eventually, without excessive bit contact.
Western really isnt that different. Start the same with only slightly different finishes.