Hi All! H/J rider here. I recently picked up a bit on short notice for my mare, and it had an odd shank shape that I had never seen before. Turns out after some research, it’s a “Western D”.
I love learning new things all the time and I feel a little odd that I’ve made it 35 years riding horses and didn’t know that they existed.
I was hoping someone could explain why the Western D evolved differently than the English D, and how (if at all) they are different? It looks like a Western D is a cross between an Eggbutt and an O ring?
Thanks in advance!