Western Riding

Objectives:
Through introducing members to a discipline they may not be familiar with, they can broaden their horse knowledge. In areas where western riding is popular, members with a western background can shine. Members can attend clinics in reining, cutting, team penning, western pleasure, etc.

Projects:
The branch should decide which western discipline they are going to concentrate on. Members could visit a local barn that specializes in that discipline and have a presentation and clinic, hopefully with some practical riding experience included.

Members could also take part in a trail ride, western style, and learn about western tack and clothing. Members should discuss or write a report about the differences and similarities they found between English and Western riding. Perhaps a display of Leather and Lace ? Reining and Dressage could be arranged.