Monarch butterfly tour

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, December 06, 2021, 13:41 (168 days ago) @ jbmass

the ride up on a horse is fine I wouldn't want to walk it. the trip down on the horse is a little more difficult, I had a real hard time in some steep spots not going over the horse whithers, make sure the stirrups are comfortable for you.

That's the problem with western saddles: you just sit on the horse instead of having to balance yourself atop them so your center of gravity shifts a lot more as the horse moves up or down an incline and your balance is harder to maintain, so many folks just hold onto the horn and lose their balance. I find English saddles superior to western saddles because of this, though it's a bit more exercise for you to learn how to balance yourself and use your knees more than your feet to maintain balance, but the lighter saddles also make it easier for the horse.

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