Thank you both, but you are treating me like a child. I am a very experianced rider and i own 3 horses that i picked them out myself. I might even get a wild mustang colt next summer!
still, thank you! And Western is harder than English. i rode English once or twice and it was easy, Western; try tacking up Western. the saddles only weigh like a 100 pounds.
I don't board at a stable either, we own a farm, and land in town for the sumer Fair showing.
I don't have riding lessons with a trainer, i teach myself and learn from my mistakes!
Have a good evening
Sorry to break it to you hon but nooo western IS NOT harder than english. I grew up moving cattle, trail riding, anything that required a horse in Northern Nevada. A western saddle is bigger yes but it is the type of saddle and brand, depends on the weight. I had a very light western trail saddle that was no more than 12lbs.
English is easy eh? Can you do a half pass? How about your horse, how are they on the forehand? Can your horse counter canter? Can your horse do a pirouette? The movement, elegance, combination of hands, seat, heel, all being used with the slightest touch to the reins is something that takes time to master and learn. You CANNOT do it on your own and learn from your mistakes.
I was much like you, arrogant and cocky when I was young, thinking that I could ride anything and knew it all. But your going to meet someone who is better than you and will make you eat crow...you simply cannot "learn english" on your own. I am very very fortunate at the moment to be working for an English woman who teaches classical dressage, all the way up to St. George grand prix....I am hoping that come spring we can continue with my lessons from her with her Hanoverian/Holsteiner cross geldings and I begin to ride one of them as she instructs. She has so much knowledge that I can only hope to soak up and very gracious in her sharing with me....humbling for me.
So, perhaps find someone who can help you, who can better your novice skills and learn something from someone who has been there and done that instead of being rude on the board. There is such a wealth of information here...
A photo of you on your horse would be nice, help us see what the body build is to help better advise you on a saddle that would fit.