So, if any of you have read my other threads, i used to be a jumper. Then i fell off, torn my hip flexor and was grounded for 4 months. During this time, the doctors weren't sure if id ever be able to ride again, and if i did, it wouldn't be competitively. So i sold my horse. Guess who found out a week later that she was good to ride again? Yeah. That's be me. I made a full recovery and am good to go.
Now, after 4 months of hardly riding at all (I've done a few trail and fun rides), i'm going back to taking lessons. Only thing is, i have no idea what i want to do. The barn i'm going to does western pleasure, barrel racing, saddleseat, English pleasure and jumping. So i have options. But i cant make up my mind.
On one hand, English is all I've ever done (lesson wise) and its what im best at. However, jumping (if i decide that's what i want to do) wont be for quite a while. I need to get back in shape.
On the other hand, I've done a bit of western riding lately and i did enjoy it! So maybe western pleasure or barrel racing? I've always been interested in both, and tried both, but never at a competitive level.
On the other hand (yes i have three hands), I took a saddleseat lesson way back when and absolutely loved it. Granted, it was only one lesson, and i was awful at it (hunters --> saddleseat isnt easy). But i really did enjoy it.
As far as competing, i would most likely just be doing small fun shows. Maybe the occasional big show on the Morgan Circuit.
So, my question to ya'll, is which one is your favorite, and why? As well, which one do you think id excel in? I can post pictures of me riding if that would help.
Please no bashing other disciplines! And.... Go!
For without a horse, i could not fly.