From the West to the East Blog Archive on July 30, 2009, 8:00

by HorseFeathers, age 16

Dear Readers,

Recently I’ve tried my hand at English riding for the first time. Let me say this, I have a deep respect for the people who take up this style. To me, it is a lot trickier than Western riding and requires much more balance.

I was at my elderly friend’s house, and she was teaching me how to set up the English tack on her beautiful horse Izzy. After brushing out her flee-bitten gray coat (that’s the coloration) I put her front leg guards on to protect them from chafing or getting scratched up. Anywho, I then put on