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post #11 of 14 Old 01-25-2010, 09:59 PM
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Originally Posted by wild_spot View Post
Get your finger in every pie you can possibly reach. It will do nothing but good for both your riding and your horse.

I regularly compete in:

ASH shows
ASH Challenges
Mounted Games

And I also do, just for fun and general riding:

Trail riding
PC rally days

Seriously, there is really no drawback, it will make your riding life much more fun, and will make for a more well-rounded horse and rider.

I agree Wild Spot.

I think having a solid basis in one discipline and trying out others is an interesting way to go.

I actually started out as a jumper. Switched entirely to dressage but then also dabbled in western games and pleasure, driving and hunter.

If you get the right horse you can do this easily, with a more set horse, no not so easily.

Personally to me it really matters how versitile your horse is that will allow you to explore other disciplines.
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post #12 of 14 Old 01-26-2010, 03:43 PM
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If you don't like the discipline, switch.
If you like it but want to branch out, do so.

Easier to stick with one, but it can be highly rewarding to take on more.

I compete all year round in the following:
English -
Hunter Jumper

Western -
Team Penning

Granted I can't dedicate everything I would like to, but its something I enjoy and I love to be busy every weekend every month all year round. And I have the opportunity to do it so I figure I should do it before I am off to college with less time to dedicate.

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #13 of 14 Old 01-26-2010, 04:01 PM
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I did dressage, endurance, team penning and ranch rodeos at the same time. I did ride two different horses. Same horse though did penning and LD rides.

And no matter what ALL of my horses hit the trail for some mental relaxation.
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post #14 of 14 Old 01-29-2010, 07:54 PM
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"Better to stick with one discipline?"

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