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  1. English Riding Queries & Discussions
    Hey, it’s been awhile since the last time I was on here! I asked this once before, but now that time has passed, I wanted to ask again to see if my eye has improved. My pony is a paso fino, so he’s got a more vertical shoulder and a shorter back. I was told the last time that I was putting my...
  2. Saddle Discussions & Saddle Fitting Queries
    I am causally searching for an all purpose English saddle for flat work and very low level HUS at open shows. I have an older Collegiate that I love but unfortunately the seat size is too small for me now. My mare is a pretty stout 15hh stock type (broad shoulders, lower round withers but not...
  3. English Riding Queries & Discussions
    One of my bad habits with riding at the canter is standing up. I wouldn’t say I stand straight out of my saddle but I tend to shift the weight into my stirrups rather than driving with my seat. I try to correct myself but I keep doing it out of habit. I don’t know if it’s because of balance...
  4. Riding and Barn Wear
    Hello everyone, I'm looking to get into eventing and have begun my search for a protective vest. I would love suggestions on affordable ones to buy or ones to avoid. They would need to meet or go above the ASTM requirements for eventing. Thank You!
  5. English Riding Queries & Discussions
    I rode in an English saddle for the first time today, I loved it! My horse (8-year-old morgan/quarter horse and ex-cutting horse) responded very well too. He neck reins and is very responsive to leg pressure. I am fairly competent with western riding and loved my new experience in an English...
  6. Eventing, Cross Country, Fox/Trail Hunting
    Hello everyone, I'm looking for advice when it comes to which states and areas within those states are good to live in that have an abundance of eventing competitions and trainers. Where I'm from eventing is pretty much nonexistent. I know of Florida (would LOVE to live there) but with the...
  7. General Riding queries
    I just purchased a Total Contact saddle from the UK after a friend let me try hers. I fell in love. I was super suspicious about no tree and all, but my mare moved way better in it, and the stirrups put my legs in a nice place, and it was very comfy. I used a thinline bareback pad under it...
  8. Eventing, Cross Country, Fox/Trail Hunting
    Hi everyone, I was wondering if someone could explain to me the different levels there are in the eventing world for the United States. I don’t know much about the levels and would like to get a good explanation on them. Thank you!
  9. New and Returning members, introduce yourself here
    👋 Warm greetings from sunny Wellington, Florida (Home of the Winter Equestrian Festival) I recently caught the "Riding" bug and can't seem don't want to get rid of it. Although my story probably isn't unique - I do want to share it in the hopes that more males interested in riding English feel...
  10. Horses for Sale, Lease, Loan & Wanted
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  11. Saddle Discussions & Saddle Fitting Queries
    I gotta cool saddle for about $125 and the tag just said "Argentina Endurance Saddle" but, upon closer inspection it is a Collegiate. 17 1/2 seat and serial is: 909043754. Anyone mind giving me some more info on it?
  12. Riding and Barn 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!
  13. Saddle Discussions & Saddle Fitting Queries
    Hey everyone! Does anyone know anytging about this type of saddle? Looking to resell but not sure on pricing. It's an older 14.5 Avante Prism saddle. TIA
  14. English Riding Queries & Discussions
    Hi! I'm able to get the canter on all the lesson horses but one, and it's because I can't get my butt to sit deep in the saddle to ask. He's a bumpy ride, sue me. I can do sitting trot fairly well, but for whatever reason when it comes time to ask this specific horse to canter, I just can't sit...
  15. Show Jumping and using jumping in training
    I've been taking riding lessons for 10 months now, every other week up until about July when I started taking lessons every week. I've done lots of groundpoles and have jumped little crossrails three times now. Does anyone have any tips for a beginning jumper? I can walk/trot, and my cantering...
  16. English Riding Queries & Discussions
    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.
  17. Saddle Discussions & Saddle Fitting Queries
    Hi there, I’m trying to sell my sister’s English saddle. It has been unused for 10 years and I know nothing about horse equipment. I don’t know what any of the stamps / lettering / numbers mean :) any help would be MUCH appreciated. Can someone tell me what these markings mean and what price...
  18. Horse Shows
    Hey everyone! I’ve been looking at a horse show and there is a class called “walk/trot obstacle.” I’m hoping to enter my friend in it, while I do some jumper classes. Does anybody know anything about this type of class? Thanks!! If it helps, the show is by West Palms Event Management.
  19. New and Returning members, introduce yourself here
    Hello! I am from the USA. I started riding while living in Buenos Aires Jan 2020 then stopped due to covid early March and then resumed mid August till end of October. I came back home to the USA. I went to Ocala, Florida and volunteered at a Horse Training Facility to learn about horsemanship...
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