going western

james29

New Member
May 24, 2012
188
0
0
well we had a spare stable for a new horse and hansel came up and we already know him because he is kept on the yard and i have always liked the thought of going western so since he came up for sale with view to buy we jumped at the chance.
my partner is happy now as she gets to keep roxy and silver all to her self and ill have my little western boy lol.
he is going to need some work to get back into it as has been ridden english for a while so we will have some work to do and im going to need some western lessons.he was backed western and had some more training before being ridden english so fingers crossed he will pick it all back up again easy.
only got the one pic of him at the moment but will get more this weekend.
he is only 5year old and is a welsh x arab

photo_zpsa1e368d5.jpg


im looking forward to our new adventure :smile: and looking foward to the nice saddle he has came with.abit on the heavy side but ill get used to it
 

Bodshi

Well-Known Member
Apr 23, 2009
7,263
4,280
113
Yorkshire
What a gorgeous looking boy, and he looks great tacked up Western too. I often think my own boy would suit Western. Hope you have lots of fun together and looking forward to hearing about your adventures!
 

newforest

Well-Known Member
Mar 15, 2008
28,108
13,287
113
I am a bit black and white when it comes to western, but my knowledge of doing western before is its exactly like English except for the contact.
You still use the same cues, body, weight, focus as you do English. Obviously the spins and departs are western as are the sliding stops. If you share a school you may not be a favourite for practising those in there, and do use the boots.

That saddle is a bottoms best friend especially for the jog. :wink:

Have fun we want more photos. Hint.
 

james29

New Member
May 24, 2012
188
0
0
hey thanks for the replys.
he does look good in his western gear bless him.
i will get some more pics after the weekend for everyone and plus also i want to keep track of our progress.
we have some manners to learn first on the ground as he has forgot some of them and he needs some minor tlc but he will get there.
but hopefully we will be off out on all day on some good adventures.
 

juliecwuk

Well-Known Member
Mar 2, 2006
7,982
764
113
38
Wolverhampton
Gorgeous boy!

I'd recommend going for western riding lessons before riding him, so that you make sure you don't confuse him!

I went for a western trek in Cheltenham, although I ride my horse very relaxed with a long contact, it was still quite different on this horse
 

james29

New Member
May 24, 2012
188
0
0
Gorgeous boy!

I'd recommend going for western riding lessons before riding him, so that you make sure you don't confuse him!

I went for a western trek in Cheltenham, although I ride my horse very relaxed with a long contact, it was still quite different on this horse

yeah im planning on some basic lessons and also the owner is going to be comming out and showing me the basics etc but we are mainly going to be just having some relaxed hacks out and alot of in hand work
 
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
Cochise Going English with my western bred filly! Competing 2
horsemadmandy going to my first western clinic Other Disciplines 12
hApPiNeSs i'm going to try western... Other Disciplines 16
N Going for a western lesson! Other Disciplines 3
H Western Horse - How to keep going? First Timers 6
Doodle92 I’m going to cry agajn Cafe 35
Doodle92 If there are any spare vibes going Cafe 10
Doodle92 Things are going well *ironic laugh* Cafe 1
Doodle92 I’m going to cry part 2 Cafe 3
Doodle92 I’m going to cry Cafe 6
Doodle92 It was going too well Cafe 3
Doodle92 I think I am going mad! Cafe 4
Jane&Ziggy Adios Mike, hello Sid - updated - Sid going forward to vetting Cafe 43
Ale Gift for trimmer going on maternity and Christmas Cafe 2
domane We're going to camp! Cafe 4
Bodshi Going it alone Cafe 27
Rosiewells86 Will my cob fill out more and is she going grey? Breeds, Colouring and Genetics 0
Loveslayla Going to view a horse tomorrow Cafe 6
Native Lover Guess where we are going to play Cafe 14
Toz How are your oldies looking going into Autumn? Cafe 24
Misha Am i going to be too big Older Riders 38
Trewsers When the weather is warmer I'm going to..... Cafe 12
Trewsers How is everyone's day going? Cafe 21
Prjsmk Whatttt is going on!!! Hacking 18
KP nut Ginny is going for a bone scan Veterinary,Injuries and Therapies 179
HaloHoney We’re going on tour. Cafe 5
Mary Poppins I think we are going onto the operating table..... Cafe 43
Ale Going rate? Cafe 8
Mary Poppins We are going barefoot! Hoof Care 50
R Moving going to miss horses at my ridng school Cafe 6
MaisieMoo Going into summer with a chubby cob... Cafe 39
N If you are going to fall off Cafe 10
HaloHoney What’s the going rate for a sharer? Cafe 17
Jessey Am I going nuts? Tack & Saddlery 13
Jane&Ziggy Going to sell my Christ Lammferle bareback pad Tack & Saddlery 5
Taffie Going to Your Horse Live! Anyone else? Cafe 19
Greta&Sir Mac Going for a swim! Cafe 5
Jane&Ziggy Help! Going to Latitude festival tomorrow Cafe 7
Native Lover Going to ride this evening Cafe 2
Mary Poppins Confused about way of going.... Veterinary,Injuries and Therapies 29
Native Lover We are going for it... Cafe 7
domane When you're schooling isn't going as planned..... Cafe 3
chunky monkey Omg ticks are going riff Horse Care 8
Ale The going rate of rubber matting? Horse Care 9
S getting our cob going Older Riders 3
Orenoko Where am I going with my riding? Confidence Club 23
Ale Going to look at a place tomorrow. Cafe 75
R Hopefully you going riding again today First Timers 4
KP nut And it was all going so well....Strangles :-( Veterinary,Injuries and Therapies 92
Wally How's Winter going so far? Cafe 34

Similar threads

newrider.com