Western Riding

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.

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.