Barrel Racing versus English Jumping .... who wins?

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    10-31-2012, 05:24 PM
Question Barrel Racing versus English Jumping .... who wins?

I won't cause a spoiler alert, but check out these two Swapping Saddles episodes!

Maybe I am a bit biased, being a barrel racer , but I thought the English rider was rather snobby, in that she makes comments through the whole series about how she still thinks "her" riding is harder. I felt the Western rider was more open in her comments. Maybe it's just me.

I won't discount either because I know neither is easy!

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    10-31-2012, 06:27 PM
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    10-31-2012, 07:02 PM
It is interesting to see the different personalities and attitudes. At first the english rider seemed to be more 'uptight' but she seemed humbled afterwards.

I remember we once did a mock 'barrel race' in our english saddles at my old stable :P I was riding the slowest appy gelding ever (thankfully because I don't like going super fast). It was super fun and I galloped for the first time (apparently). I think its good to try different things with riding, its fun for you and for the horse. We also did very bad musical rides, those were lots of fun!

Thanks for sharing :) It was interesting to watch.
    11-01-2012, 01:27 AM
This was very interesting to watch. I have actually played both sides of the field. I started riding at a English stable when I was 6 and starting show jumping. I show jumped until I was about 11 years old... although I did ride some western at the same time. I started barrel racing and rodeoing at about 12 years old and have been hooked on it since.

I do feel some of the english riders are a little more serious and aren't as approachable in some scenarios, there is a stereotype for a reason. I just can't get over how the english rider said that barrel racers were dirty.... that's hilarious. Barrel racer kicked butt in this one for sure!
    11-01-2012, 04:42 AM
I have seem some snobby english riders and some wonderful, open minded, kind, awesome english riders.

Let me just say, that girl was a bi-atch. >>
    11-01-2012, 06:46 AM
I found that so much fun to watch. Personally I thought the events weren't matched very well since jumping takes a bucketload of different skills (remembering the course, counting out strids etc) on top of controlling the horse. But it made good watching, and it sure humbled the English rider. I do agree with her though in that English may be a little 'harder'. It's a lot less fun though.
    11-01-2012, 08:36 AM
Thanks for sharing!
    11-01-2012, 11:44 AM
Ive met some really snobby people in both disciplines, and also some really open minded ones. I feel like this could have taken place at my barn a few years ago. I took lessons and learned to jump, and my friend later went from riding english to barrel racing. I don't think either of us had much trouble. Neither one is easy. The only place I ever showed jumping was the county fair, don't think it made people who had english horses happy that I won every year on my little barrel horse lol. She was a very nice little jumper though and loved it.
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    11-01-2012, 11:52 AM
Ive jumped this horse friends 17.2 hand TB

And it was difficult...bit IMO not as difficult as barrel racing. I think the 2 disciplines are hard for different reasons. Jumping requires alot of finesse, but with barrels you have to have lightning fast reflexs and be able to do just about anything in a split second.
    11-01-2012, 12:40 PM
The english riders hands were horrible when she was running the pattern and her body was over reacting to the turns. If that were my horse I would not be happy. The western riders hands stayed nice and soft in both events. I honestly think the western rider did 10x better adjusting.
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