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Posted 7/12/2014 1:15:36 PM
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I am going to test ride my English saddle on Shadow and I am going to start riding her English for now on. She has been ridden western most of her life. I hear most horses can make the switch but I wanted to hear your advise. Can most horses make the switch?

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Posted 7/12/2014 1:57:50 PM


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...yes.
I assume she does not neck rein, so it wont be very different to her.

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Posted 7/12/2014 3:10:47 PM


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No offense but you only ride her rarely and don't really do much with her so I don't think it'll be severely emotionally damaging to her if you sit on her in an english saddle...

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Personally/ I'd just stick to western/ since that is what she knows. Plus, you haven't ridden in a while either, so stick to the basics.
PS. Just another thought, you haven't seen her in like, a year, so don't freak out if she acts like she doesn't recognize you right off the bat. Not something most people want to hear,yes, but not everything is all The Black Stallion themed in the real world of horsendom.


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Posted 7/12/2014 6:14:01 PM


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i don't think she'll care at all. usually horses will care if you go english to wester, but not western to english. a western saddle is just a lot heavier then an english one and some horses don't like that *cough minor cough* lol

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Posted 7/12/2014 8:22:57 PM
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You ride her in a snaffle anyway, right? It's not going to be any different to swap out the western saddle for an English one.

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Posted 7/12/2014 9:11:44 PM
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#HereWeGo (7/12/2014)
You ride her in a snaffle anyway, right? It's not going to be any different to swap out the western saddle for an English one.

-Hannah
yeah, I ride her in a snaffle

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Star was a western horse all her life and only got switched to English when she came to my barn. She wasn't used to a snaffle at ALL but we threw her in a hackamore and she was just fine. Shadow should be good to go if you usually rode in a snaffle anyways. Just expect cantering to feel very lopelike

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