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    05-28-2010, 06:55 PM
Well with western you have to use yours hip to like go with the horse and with english its like up and down I think I just do english very little western
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    05-28-2010, 07:03 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by jumpercmv    
well with western you have to use yours hip to like go with the horse and with english its like up and down I think I just do english very little western
you use your hips in english too Its not always just posting
    05-29-2010, 12:36 PM
Yea im not sure I would rather ride english but for the speed it is alot easier in a western saddle becuz you need all the extra things that are on a western saddle
    05-29-2010, 12:40 PM
Green Broke
I find it a lot easier to ride quickly in an English saddle. It's funny how many different opinions there are in riding ;)
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    05-29-2010, 12:47 PM
Haha I know I think that riding in anything even bareback is alot of fun :) doesnt matter what you ride in as long as you ride
    05-29-2010, 12:51 PM
So very true jumpercmv :)
    05-29-2010, 12:51 PM
Green Broke
Agreed! :)
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    05-29-2010, 08:27 PM
Agreed!! That's so very true so what do yall ride in english or western??
    05-29-2010, 11:23 PM
Green Broke
Haven't read all the replies, so forgive me if I repeat someone. In either style, English or Western, you are putting yourself on the back of a 1,000+ pound animal who can do any given thing at any given moment. Both styles take heaps of courage. Both are difficult in that respect. Anywho, I grew up riding Western, but switched to English when I fell in love with jumping. I still ride Western sometimes, and I feel that Western is more relaxed, while English requires more, ehhh, finesse? I realize that it takes just as much dedication in Western in real disciplines, but I never did any rail classes in Western-only barrels-so I really wouldn't know. But, if you are actually RIDING, as in, not just sitting in the saddle, both are equally difficult. :)
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    05-30-2010, 01:29 PM

ride+ride+ride=my life

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