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Better suited english or western?

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  • How do you know if your horse is suited for english or western
  • Which horses suited best to western

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    08-27-2013, 12:49 PM
Better suited english or western?

My mare is 4 now, and I'm debating on whether she has the most potential- English (Hunter/jumpers) or western pleasure. I'll start free lunging her over fences within the next month, and my trainer and I will began working on her canter. I am aware she is not very conformation-ally correct (her neck seems really small), and her breed will never TRULY be known, as the circumstances I purchased her under were extremely strange. The seller told us she was a Canadian cross (her mom was registered) and her dad was "part quarter horse" (we really don't know anything about his ACTUAL breeding). I've been riding her walk/trot bareback and with a western saddle, and her trot seems almost too extended and floaty to be used for western. I really just wanted you guys to take a look at her and tell me what you think she will do best in. I'm obviously not going to be taking her to rated shows or anything, just some local low-level ones. I am trying to get weight and muscle on her, so she does look very small in some of these pictures.
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    08-27-2013, 12:51 PM
Also, I apologize for having only a few pictures, my memory card is missing so I uploaded only the few on my computer.
    08-27-2013, 05:12 PM
She isn't screaming "English" at me right off the bat, but I think if your plans for her are mostly local shows you can make her an all-arounder. Once you have some more rides on her and she is in better shape, maybe it will be easier to tell. :)
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    08-27-2013, 10:35 PM
I don't see a specific type to her (she doesn't scream I am made for western or English)- if just local fun shows do it all :).
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    08-27-2013, 10:39 PM
I think she'd make a very cute western horse, that's my first thought!! All blinged out and whatnot

But she can also likely do english stuff too.. so maybe an all arounder?
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