Western Riding

Western riding is a style of horseback riding which evolved from the ranching and warfare traditions brought to the Americas by the Spanish Conquistadors, and both equipment and riding style evolved to meet the working needs of the cowboy in the American West. American cowboys needed to work long hours in the saddle over rough terrain, sometimes needing to rope cattle with a lariat (or lasso). Because of the necessity to control the horse with one hand and use a lariat with the other, western horses were trained to neck rein, that is, to change direction with light pressure of a rein against the horse's neck. Horses were also trained to exercise a certain degree of independence in using their natural instincts to follow the movements of a cow, thus a riding style developed that emphasized a deep, secure seat, and training methods encouraged a horse to be responsive on very light rein contact.

The following links provide websites where you can obtain more information.

American Quarter Horses

We aim to bring you informative items of interest to promote western riding, enhance your life with your Quarter Horse and deepen the bond between you. Products and services too, that we have tried and tested on our own journey with our horses.

It’s only the beginning of our Website and we have lots to add to it yet. We hope you bookmark it and return again for updates.



This is the only Quarter Horse Association in the UK affiliated to AQHA. The number of members is now over 850 and rising fast.

Dartmoor Cattle Drives

We do riding holidays and cattle drives from our farm on Dartmoor, Devon.
Guests are asked to bring their own horses to sample our fascinating way of life.


Dartmoor Riding Holidays

We do riding holidays and cattle drives from our farm on Dartmoor, Devon.
Guests are asked to bring their own horses to sample our fascinating way of life.


Dragonfly Saddlery

Saddlery Shop shop in UK offers horse equipment, horse riding wear, and equestrian clothing, like horse bridles, horse riding shirts, body protectors, jumping bridles, showing bridles, horse bandages, horse riding boots, horse rugs and riding hats. Also we provide wide range of horse saddles and saddle accessories like jumping saddles and pony saddles along with saddle fitting at our equestrian shop in Australia, equestrian shop in America, equestrian shop in Europe, UK.

Hstvrld Ridsport

Hästvärld Ridsport

Hästvärld Ridsport is a warehouse shop on internet. The way off shopping at home with all the service and garanties of a normal shop. You can order 24 hours a day , 7 days a week.


Southern Schoolmasters Ltd.

Southern Schoolmasters Ltd.

Western riding schoolmasters - private/semi private trail rides and lessons. Horses steady for novices but also good for experienced riders.


The Western Equestrian Society

The Western Equestrian Society was formed in 1985 to promote the Discipline of Western Riding to the standard as practised in the United States.

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