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  1. General Riding queries
    Why does my legs swing in the saddle when I ride my Tennessee walker? The rest of my body will be fine but my legs will swing back and forth uncontrollably. I ride western by the way. I have a slight bend in my legs but I’m going to try still letting my stirrups up 1. Anymore suggestions, I...
  2. Trail Riding
    I’m from Houston and I see a lot of the trail riders here with them but don’t know anyone personally to ask. Some people also tend not to want to tell where they got things. I see people calling them themed colored halters. I want my “theme” to be my two favorite colors. I’ve looked online but...
  3. Western Riding Queries & Competition sub forums
    What are all the movements for telling your horse what to do through legs? I trained with a person who didnt teach me the best of ways and I am wanting to be educated so I can properly ride my horse. I know to turn you use the opposite leg and move it back but what about the other movements?
  4. Western Riding Queries & Competition sub forums
    I have just started western lessons and I am a SUPER beginner rider. I'm a very nervous rider as well. The first lesson went decently I think. I had fun and really wanted to go again. The second lesson didn't go as well. I found it extremely difficult to focus on everything all at once...
  5. Western Pleasure
    I’m showing in a show in March where I will be doing western pleasure this show is kinda big it’s all breed and it costs 100$ just to do one class and I’ve never shown pleasure at a show like this and I was wondering do I have to cut my horses Mane or can I leave it long?
  6. Western Pleasure
    Hi guys, I have been riding English for my whole life,I'd like to try Western riding sometime! Any suggestions on where I can learn or try out in Vancouver or Langley? Thanks!
  7. Western Riding Queries & Competition sub forums
    I live in East Midlands, England. I ride English style regularly but never tried Western style before. Do I really have to learn Western Riding in America? Is there a recommendable establishment in England to start me off? I don't know if this has already been asked before since there are so...
  8. Western Riding Queries & Competition sub forums
    I do bareback ride a lot, but i have troubles staying on the horse when loping. What are some ways that can help me to staying on my mare while riding bareback?
  9. Western Riding Queries & Competition sub forums
    Hey there. I was wondering if you guys had any tips or tricks for riding Western? I can w/t/c but I'm always looking to improve my equitation ect. So I figured that this could be a thread for any tips you have.
  10. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi Guys. I'm brand new here, so bear with me. Just seeking out a little advice... I have a 6 year old quarter horse mare. I've had her just over a year and when she came to me she had 60 days cutting training, and 30 days reining training. She was primarily used in team penning and trail...
  11. General Riding queries
    Hey everyone! My terminology might be a little off (forewarning haha!), I have only been riding for about a year and it's only been trail rides and what not. I have been taking lessons four times a week, really refining my riding, and now I am considering doing some kind of competing. Is...
  12. Western Pleasure
    Hi there, Im from Australia, and have rode English my whole life. But I now have a young Australian Stock Horse that I thing would excel at western pleasure, trail classes, hunter under saddle, showmanship. Thing is i know nothing but western things, firstly CAN i use him, ? he doesn't have to...
  13. General Riding queries
    Hi all! So I'm hoping that someone out there might have some helpful advice or knowledge for me. Recently I have been experiencing severe seat bone pain when I ride. I noticed this happening maybe 6 to 8 months ago, however it was not as severe as it is now and it only occurred if I took a few...
  14. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I am interested in finding a nice trainer and buying a training program for reining! I don't know about any western trainers really.. so I'd like to see what others have watched and their reviews on some programs and who recommends what. Thanks!
  15. Western Riding Queries & Competition sub forums
    so i am trying to find a western trainer in south/central new jersey that has lesson horses since i am just starting to ride again after sadly having to sell my horse 4 yrs ago. I would have gone back to using my last trainer but she does not teach anymore. if anyone knows of a person that i...
  16. Western Riding Queries & Competition sub forums
    I'm sorry if this sounds like a dumb question, but when cueing for a walk, what exactly do you want to do with your legs? Same for a lope? Can someone break it down it for me. Rather than going from a trot to a lope, I need to go back and retrain myself and my horse. I want to be able to cue...
  17. Barn, Stable, Shelter & Equipment
    Diamond J Farm is a small farm located in Upper Bucks County Pa. and the business consists of lessons, boarding, sales, and summer clinics. The facility has a 19 stall barn consisting of 10 x 12 stalls, a wash stall with hot and cold running water and a heated tack room with a bathroom and...
  18. New and Returning members, introduce yourself here
    Hi, Im looking to meet some horse people that live in the Central FL area. I ride western and am hoping to start showing WP sometime soon.
  19. Horse Shows
    Does anyone have any advice. I have a 7year old mare that is trained western pleasure and when we ride at home or at our trainer's place she does fine most of the time, but as soon as we go to a show she becomes a bipolar %$^^&%^!!! She doesn't listen, she anxious and does her absolute best to...
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