To ride "western" has really little to do with the equipment you use, but it's a different approach to riding Often the expression "western style riding" is being used, but again, it's not just a style - style implies more that the difference lies in the outfit, but to ride western means a different way, a different method, a different philosophy, means somewhat different aids and cues.
An Introduction to Riding Western - click here
Western Pleasure Riding - click here
Reining - What it's all about - click here
Training the Western Pleasure Horse ~ click here
The Western section is being developed with the help of Hardy Oelke, a highly renowned trainer of Western horses and riders..
German Hardy Oelke has been one of the first pioneers of western riding and western horses in Europe. He has been training horses western since 1975 and has himself competed very successfully at the top level. Hardy has successfully trained riders and horses in many countries and is currently running clinics. Please click here to learn more.
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