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  1. Saddle and Saddle Fitting Queries
    i’m switching to western after eventing for years and having trouble figuring out western saddle fit, I plan on getting into gaming but struggling to find a saddle to fit my high withered mare! any suggestions would be appreciated!! her dressage and jump saddles are MW if that helps!!
  2. Reining
    Ive always wanted to do reining and just try new things but the only problem is that the area I live in doesn’t have very many western trainers and the ones that there are (like mine) just do WP and ranch riding and trail. But, I am DYING to try something new. So if anyone knows any trainers...
  3. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Ok so, I’m leasing a horse all year until summer. I was hoping to use him for an equestrian team but I’m not sure if it’s even happening this year(but it’s beside the point) this horse used to be used in rodeo as a team penning horse and as a roping horse. Now he’s used as a wrangler trail horse...
  4. 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!
  5. Saddle and Saddle Fitting Queries
    I’m a 5’11 124lbs female. I’m underweight for my height. I asked my other friends who own horses and my grandpa who is a farmer but got conflicting answers. my friends said a 14 should fit me and my 5year old but my grandpa said it won’t. I will be riding western if that matters I really hope...
  6. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    Hello! I am transitioning my 3 yo from a snaffle to a shanked bit. Ridden western. She has been ridden in a french link O ring and a D ring level 2 myler. I have a tom thumb I was given, but I don't like single-jointed bits, so I don't really want to use it. Some bits I'm considering: Bit 1 Bit...
  7. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    Looking for more information on this saddle maker.
  8. 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...
  9. Horses for Sale and Wanted
    I'm wondering if anyone can help me find the horse I'm looking for. I frequent facebook and kijiji but I just can't seem to find the right horse. I do have a lowish budget of $3500. I'm looking for a beginner broke trail horse with no spook (at least as little spook as a horse can have) buck or...
  10. Western Riding Queries & Competition sub forums
    hello, I recently purchased my horse and wanted to get back into western riding, either to improve his balance or start showing. when i've ridden western it was mainly trailing but have had a go at barrel racing and a tiny bit of pole bending, now with my horse I want to find what is best for...
  11. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    Hi all, I would like a second opinion on this saddle fitting. I did get a saddle fitter out, and it did apparently fit however there seems to be a little bit of pressure in the bars by the wither in my personal opinion. I was wondering if someone who rides western more understands whether the...
  12. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    We are fairly new to horses and have a question about saddle blankets for western riding. Our mares are fairly straight backed and we were told that our saddle pads are too thick Causing the saddle to move around on their back and we only needed a blanket about 1/2 inch for them. The only...
  13. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    I have an English saddle that is really light brown in color, and I for the life of me cannot find a bridle to match it. They are all just too dark! So, I know you can dye Western saddles (as black dyed saddles are really "in" right now) but can you dye an English saddle? I know I wouldn't want...
  14. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    Alright, so I am sure this is a fairly common question. I have a decent little saddle, nothing fancy, honestly. But sound, in good condition, and comfortable. I bought it as a project to have fun with and maybe learn a thing or two for reconditioning/refurbishing saddles. It's going well so far...
  15. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    So I have been tirelessly looking for a western saddle for my thoroughbred. Probably obvious, but I'm having a hell of a time. I'm pretty sure that I take a 16" seat but I can't for the life of me find something that isn't full quarter horse. And in my budget. It looks like I MAY have found one...
  16. Barn and Riding Wear
    I have ridden english for the entirety of my riding career, with only occasional "playdays" in western. I was offered and accepted a summer job guiding trail rides and helping with backcountry pack trips... and I wanted a pair of ****** for looks and also protection. Now as a college student I...
  17. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    Hi everyone! I'm looking for a really solid ranch/all-around type saddle. I have a Circle Y work saddle and I don't like it at all. It throws me forward, and the leather quality isn't what I wanted. I refuse to buy a saddle with plastic-y leather ever again. I want something really solid with...
  18. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    Hello, I am currently looking at a saddle to buy but know nothing about the brand. It is a Dakota with new blevins, new conchos, new d rings, and was apparently professionally conditioned and oiled. I dont know if theyre good quality or what it would be worth. I couldnt get pictures on here so...
  19. General Riding queries
    My kids (ages 5 and 7) have been taking lessons beginner lessons over the summer. We likely won't be able to continue once school starts, but either way - I would like to help them practice at home. Does anyone have any tips? They ride English at the barn, but we do western at home. So far...
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