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post #1 of 5 Old 10-17-2007, 12:04 AM Thread Starter
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me riding English!! In an actual english saddle!!

So I borrowed my friends english saddle and tried it on Bonny. She's had an aussie saddle on and my western, but never an ehglish. I doubt she even felt anything on her back!

I know I need to work on my form, that's why I didn't post this in the Critique section.

Let me know what you guys think of her all Englished up.

I think she looks cute. She really perked up on my cues too, (I guess it's because there's so much less leather in the way)

(OH YEAH) for those of you who thought her legs had faults, here's an excellent example of her standing square and relaxed, but not lazy. Just to show that she has nothing wrong with her legs.

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post #2 of 5 Old 10-17-2007, 08:00 AM
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OoOoO Nice job! You horse is very pretty!

OT, but how tall are you? Lol.
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post #3 of 5 Old 10-17-2007, 09:13 AM
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Very nice!!!
I think she looks great in English!
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post #4 of 5 Old 10-17-2007, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
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I'm 5'7''. why? do I look huge?
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post #5 of 5 Old 07-20-2009, 12:11 PM
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You look great but:
1. It is easier to fall out of an English saddle - there is little pommel, little cantle and modest knee rolls. Always were a riding hat - you never know you might dismount sooner than you wanted to.

2 check saddle fitting. English saddles come in various shapes but the key measurements are length ie (16.5 inch to 19 inches and the width ie narrow, wide, extra wide.) If the saddle rests on the horse's spine it will hurt him - there must be at least two fingers of clearance along his spine. If the saddle leaves any rub marks on the horse's back after use, then it may be wrong size. Best to ask a saddler -if necessary a Western saddle fitter should know the principles.
Look up Riding Holidays in Spain, Purebred Spanish Horse Stud, Spanish tack shop and mail order, Doma Classica and Doma vaquera tuition training and holidays, trail riding in Spain and look for saddle fitting guide.
Also look up The Ideal
On an English saddle , the riders weight is passed down onto the horse with a narrower foot print so if the saddle is wrong then the horse may react badly.
Have fun and take it easy.
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