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Any body out there mix it up with western and english???

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    02-02-2009, 03:51 AM
I have to agree with everyone else I don't think there's anything wrong with it at all apart from in the show ring of course but any other time what ever makes you feel good
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    02-02-2009, 11:53 AM
You mean there is another way to do it? LOL Doesn't everyone ride in a snaffle bit and western saddle?
    02-05-2009, 08:48 PM
When I ride and I want to ride both english and western, I put my western saddle on and just change bridles.
    02-07-2009, 10:02 PM
My mare neckreins and goes in a bosal. But I use an english saddle because it's comfortable for me. I don't care what anyone else thinks, as long as my horse is happy!
    08-04-2011, 07:24 PM
Not at all! I rode with an english saddle and my bejeweled western bridle forever! As long as you don't plan on showing in that, lol!
    08-04-2011, 08:52 PM
I have truly developed a love and appreciation for both methods of riding. I totally plan on mix and matching once I buy my horse. That's why one of my requirements for a horse is that they go english or western. I can't imagine choosing one or the other at this point.

I recently sat in a western saddle after not having sat in one in years. The first thing I said was, "This is so comfy!" Then I said, "I feel like I'm so far away!" lol.
    09-02-2011, 07:47 PM
I still use reining even if I happen to be riding English. Riding is riding. Unless you are trying to compete in a show that has requirements there are no "rules" about equipment or style. What works best for the rider and horse and what should be used.
    09-02-2011, 08:19 PM
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[QUOTE=elevenelevenxo;241893]. And if you ever see someone posting in a Western saddle, don't laugh at ''s better for the horse if the rider's posting versus smacking their butt on the saddle like a big 'ol potato sack! I've heard so many Western riders chastize someone for posting saying "you don't do that when you ride this way!" QUOTE]
This makes me laugh cause I have always posted regardless of tack and my trainers teach posting regardless as well. I post all the time as its more comfortable and easier on my back as well as builds muscle(on me) haha :]

----Oh darn it can't get the stupid quote to work-_- my computer just went mental
    09-02-2011, 09:02 PM
That is what we call "winglish" or "estern" and it is totally I don't know if it is normal but its totally fine and fun!!! I agree with the comfort thing. I had to right this little beast mare in a western saddle with her english. Because she tossed me a few times so I was a little shaky. But its totally fine and won't screw your horse up at all
    09-02-2011, 10:03 PM
Someday I need to get a picture of me riding with an English saddle, Australian leathers, western stirrups over a navajo blanket while wearing T-shirt, jeans and cowboy boots. With a rope sidepull halter.

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