I don't know. I like the penning, roping, and stuff like that. Next season I may try some western show class just to get out in the arena for the experience. I need a lot of practice because I’m so new.
I had a lesson last night. I trot/jogged in a two point without stirrups for the first time. I also did a lot of two point without stirrups, the whole point being to build my lower body leg strength. I feel much less sore this morning.]
I'm still alive. I have been busy with the cold weather. Loping bare back WOW! I have all I can do with a trot at a two point in a western saddle. I gonna ride today unless the barn trainer puts me to work.
So you've booked an outfitted hunt this year. And you're going to get to ride horses into the mountains to save your legs and your back.
I've met lots of guys who've been in this same situation. They figure, "heck, how hard can it be?" But, I assure you, if you don't learn to get along with your mount for the week, it's going to be a bumpy, scary, noisy, and life threatening experience.
First, let's start with the horse itself. A horse trained under western style has 4 gears. The walk, trot,...