Sorry guys! I tried putting both but it didn't work! I've ridden both too. Although, Boo aka Blu prefers Western just like I do. He's a natural barrel horse, I think. Maybe I can post a pic sometime today!
But I do advise you: Boo aka Blu is really underweight and I don't want anyone thinking he's being underfed! We have him back on grain and everything, like I said. He has gained around ten pounds in a week. I wish it was more. In my eyes, he would be even more beautiful if he was the perfect weight.
I usually ride Boo aka Blu without tack just in his pen. He's learning leg pressure. Remember, he was abused and all. When I got him we had to almost completely start over. I had to teach him to STOP, back up, side pass, etc., etc., etc.!!!
Blu has a lot of potentional. He went down on the track one day when I was riding with my friend. We had just raced and we were pulling them up to slow down. We were at a pretty fast loping pace. The track was uneven and untended to so he tripped. I flew over my saddle and grasped his mane. He dragged is front end up again and kept going, with a dangerous limp while I was sitting on his neck. He strained he leg pretty bad and it took a while to get him back to his pen(he is staying at the fairgrounds for 4-H and rodeos). We thought he was going to go lame. But with his BIG heart, I knew he and I knew he wouldn't. So today he's fine. I haven't ridden him much since then and because of his weight problem.
Sorry for such a LONG post! If you guys would like to know his story...let me know and I will post it somewhere!