NTEC specializes in English riding lessons. English riding is one of two main equestrian riding styles (English and Western). The most significant difference between English and Western is the equipment or tack for the horse. English riding features a flatter, lighter saddle allowing the rider to be in close contact with the horse. This type of saddle allows for fuller movement of the horse when performing dressage or jumping. The English bridle typically has a continuous or buckled set of reins. Two hands are used on the reins at all times with the rider maintaining direct contact with the horse via the bit(s).