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  1. 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!
  2. New to Horses
    Hi! Okay so I am somewhat new to riding, I've been riding western for four years now. I'm only sixteen and am just starting to get the whole horse thing but I still feel like I suck. I am now able to sit the lope fairly well and the trot (unless it's insanely choppy then I'm a little off...
  3. Western Riding
    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...
  4. Western Riding
    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?
  5. Western Riding
    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.
  6. Horse Training
    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...
  7. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    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...
  8. 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...
  9. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    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...
  10. Horse Training
    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!
  11. Western Riding
    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...
  12. Western Riding
    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...
  13. Barn Maintenance
    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...
  14. Welcome! 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.
  15. 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...
  16. Horses for Sale
    First of all, hey everyone! I haven't been here in a couple of months! :) I'm looking for a good all around horse, any breed as long as it isn't gaited. Either trained in barrels or a good prospect. I need a horse somewhat spirited, a lot of go, but obedient. I live in Tennessee, so I'm...
  17. Western Pleasure
    I have watched both of these classes but I have no idea what the difference is between the two. Does one judge on the horse and the other on the rider? I need some help:wink:
  18. Western Riding
    Hey! I know this is not the right forum to ask for a tranlation but I am Austrian and preparing for a skilled work for my final examination at the moment. It is about Western Riding, and I would like to ask you if you could possibly take a look at my summary and tell me if there's something...
  19. Western Riding
    There isn't a thread yet on bits and their use, so thought I'd start one! I am adopting a 4 yr old mare, who has been professionally trained but not actually ridden in some time, and even then not often. I want to get a bit for her that will give me control (I ride light handed) but NOT be too...
  20. Horse Riding Critique
    I might be going out to test ride/buy this horse :D. He is 3 years old and 16 h.h. he is still in training this is a recent video. What do you think of him? I hope to show him someday in western pleasure, horsemanship, trail, and showmanship. Possibly english pleasure too if I can find a...
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