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post #21 of 34 Old 01-07-2015, 08:53 PM
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Okay, you know I am experianced in Western. I know the basics of English riding, i just wanna know the best places to get an English saddle. And just tips on riding; like just random tips.
I am not "over- defensive", or childish. I just don't like how some people under estimate me. I might be young but all my horsey friends think i have a REAL talent with horses.
not just being able to ride, but able to understand them, i get them, i know how to fix problems they have.
Thanks for the advice; but still, don't critique at an online person.
To avoid confusion don't ask questions in the "new to horses"section or people will think you are, uh....new to horses.
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I posted it here because i am new to horse jumping in English
Now, can we just please move on from that and just help me with these things!
So; do you have any books you would recommend me reading to learn more, or is a Wintec 250 All-Purpose okay for begineer jumping and just plain trail rides?
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I like the 101 Dressage Exercises book. They give you lots of ways to exercises and you'll never get bored! They also have the 101 Jumping, but that's only if you already have jumped with an instructor, you know the correct position and have your heals down.
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found these tips too

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I do all of those chores myself!
I do too, but I don't believe that makes me an experienced rider. It makes me an experienced caregiver.

Just because you do all those things doesn't make you a good rider or trainer, and each discipline has its challenges. I'd never assume I could switch from English to Western just by changing tack. To truly ride a discipline well, you need proper instructions for both you AND your horse.

You simply don't know what you don't know, and you have a partner in this equation who will pay physically and perhaps mentally for any mess ups that happen because you believe you don't need professional help.

And since I also believe you have the arrogance of youth and think you know best, I'll bow out of this thread. No sense throwing pearls before swine.
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post #26 of 34 Old 01-08-2015, 12:24 PM
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These guys are easy to understand and give a lot of useful advice
https://www.youtube.com/user/EventionTv/videos
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post #27 of 34 Old 01-08-2015, 01:35 PM
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I posted it here because i am new to horse jumping in English
Now, can we just please move on from that and just help me with these things!
So; do you have any books you would recommend me reading to learn more, or is a Wintec 250 All-Purpose okay for begineer jumping and just plain trail rides?
There is a section dedicated to English riding. ANYWAY... The book "Horseback Riding for Dummies" is a good book to learn the basics of english(and western) riding. It tells you about showing, how to post, different ways to canter, etc. Its a good book for beginners in english riding and western riding. But the English section is pretty informative. But I would highly suggest getting a trainer. You obviously don't criticize yourself, and you don't take constructive criticism well from strangers on the internet, so maybe you would listen to a professional trainer. I also agree with the EventionTv channel on YouTube, they give a lot of good information.
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I posted it here because i am new to horse jumping in English
Now, can we just please move on from that and just help me with these things!
So; do you have any books you would recommend me reading to learn more, or is a Wintec 250 All-Purpose okay for begineer jumping and just plain trail rides?
well here's CRAZY idea, post in the ENGLISH RIDING section. This section is for people new to HORSES not a discipline, this isn't rocket science.

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in fact your reaction to..well to everything makes me wonder how old ARE you?

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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!
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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.
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