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 Western Riding Help 170 views  •   2756 days ago
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Hey Paintlings!

Tomorrow I am going out riding with some friends. They all ride western, and since I'll be riding their horses I'll be riding western too. The only problem is I've never ridden western before, only English. I was wondering if anyone had any good tips on western riding that could help me look less ridiculous tomorrow?
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cues for the horse are basically the same - if horse is trained to rein western - reins go in one hand about 8 inches above the mane. Left - rein against right side of neck - turn right - rein against left side of neck. Whoa! pull back lightly. Keep reins a little loose, no direct contact
 
JC Equus II    MOD   •  7,719 career posts 2756 days ago
 
Left rein against left side of neck makes the horse go right. Right rein against right side of neck makes horse go left. Tightness of rein/heaviness of contact on the mouth depends solely on the horse. You can keep the reins placed in the same place as English in reference to the withers/mane. Obv ride one handed.
 
AccountForSale1     •  848 career posts 2756 days ago
 
Thanks for the tips! The neck reining is pretty much what I'm worried about since I've never done it before.
 
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