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post #11 of 13 Old 01-14-2010, 09:35 AM
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I've done both. I first started on western just doing some trail riding...that was when I was 4. Then around 12 I started English. I jumped and did a few shows. I like doing it, but it wasn't for me. I wanted to be able to relax and go fast. So I went back to western and now I barrel race. I love it! But you can't have anyone decide what is good for you. Like everyone else said, try both. I mean its good experience and plus you make like to do both and show both. =) Good look with your decision.

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post #12 of 13 Old 01-14-2010, 01:33 PM
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It would be completely up to you. It would be nice if you could learn both, but if you can't do both, in my opinion I would choose english.

I would probably choose english because I personally do show jumping and really enjoy it, but as the others said, it's easier to go from english to western than from western to english.

So I would suggest first mastering english, then you can maybe give western a try and you will find you can adjust more easily.

Let us know which you choose and how it goes. Good luck.

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post #13 of 13 Old 01-16-2010, 12:35 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone! I'm going to try both, I'll try to keep updated on how lessons and training goes... thanks for the opinions!
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