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  1. Barn and Riding Wear
    I found these beautiful spur straps that match this whole set of items. But the spur straps are western and I am a primarily English rider. So my question is can you use western straps on English? (I can post a picture but it doesn't seem necessary) Thanks in advance!
  2. English Riding Queries & Competition sub forums
    I've been taking western lessons for about two years but I decided it would be a fun idea to try english. I know the saddle and the riding clothes are different but what else isn't the same? Is it any harder? I'm a total beginner to english disciplines and any advice would help.
  3. General Riding queries
    Hi Im hoping this is the right place but it might be better in tack. Ive been riding for about a year now all of which in stock saddles, I've found them very comfy and safe. I get nervous very easily so I just take things slow but I adore trotting in them. However I have moved and now my options...
  4. Western Riding Queries & Competition sub forums
    I made a post about this earlier but I was unclear and did not get any helpful answers. I need a lighter weight/more breathable option to smbs. Would it look weird if I used open fronts for western riding? People already stare when they don't understand why a put bell boots on the hind legs of...
  5. Horse Talk
    I’m going to try and spare unnecessary details and I’m sorry if I used the wrong tags? I’m new here and still trying to get the hang of it! I started taking Hunter lessons with my current trainer about 2 years ago. She was the one who got me to take riding more seriously than ‘just for fun’...
  6. General Riding queries
    Hello! A bit of background: I started riding about 4 years ago in a western saddle. My horse was started as a cutting horse and had been owned by a rough cowboy for most of his life. Once I bought him, I kept riding western pleasure and occasionally did play days and cowboy challenges, but my...
  7. New and Returning members, introduce yourself here
    My name is Olivia, I live in the US and have a Quarter Horse gelding. His registered name is My Te Dimensional, aka Archie, sire is Invested Dimension. Archie and I compete in Youth 14-18 events, such as Western Pleasure, Showmanship, Horsemanship, Hunt Seat Equitation, Horsemanship, Hunter...
  8. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hello, I am in the process of buying a quarter horse who is western trained but I am English trained however I want to do both. From reading other forums people are really enthusiastic about it but what bit would I use on an English bridle if he is wearing a Tom Thumb snaffle?? Thank you in advance!
  9. Tack, Equipment, Riding Wear Classifieds
    Hey ladies! I recently acquired a new show belt (that my trainer prefers more) so I must sell this one! I have actually only ever worn it twice so it is in REALLY GOOD condition!! So cute, but sadly my hips are too wide to keep it as an everyday belt for my jeans and shorts :( darn hip bones...
  10. Horse Breeds
    I'm looking into buying a horse in the next few years, and have a lot of interest in eventing. Don't worry, I will be more focused on temperament rather than breed when I actually go horse hunting, but there's no harm in narrowing my search down a little bit.:wink: Anyway, once I get past...
  11. General Riding queries
    I am currently in the process of switching from riding western to riding english. I was wondering if anyone has any tips to help out? I have gotten a coach but i don't start lessons for another 2 weeks. Any tips please share.
  12. General Riding queries
    Hello all! I'm new to this forum but am hoping to learn more about riding. *Sorry if this is long* I'm 27 and before recently hadn't had any sort of lessons or really ridden at all. For my birthday my husband and I took a "basic horsemanship" class that was 4 weeks for 1 1/2 hrs. each time. We...
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