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Tack and Equipment - English

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english and western riding defined, plus global riding styles

English vs Western Horseback Riding: Similarities, Differences, and Alternatives

One of the most common questions new riders ask about horseback riding is about the difference between English and Western riding. Most of the images of horses we have been shown in the Western Hemisphere in the past few centuries has reduced the many styles of riding down to these two: English riding (represented today …

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Learning the parts of an English saddle is an important part of riding

All About English Saddles

All About Billet Straps on an English Saddle This photo shows the part of an english riding saddle known as the “billets”. The billets are three straps underneath the top flap, on each side. The billets are the anchor to which the girth is tied. The billet straps are securely attached to the tree (what …

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