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Do you ride english or western?

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    View Poll Results: Do you ride English or Western??
    English 12 60.00%
    Western 8 40.00%
    Voters: 20. You may not vote on this poll

     
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        04-17-2010, 08:44 PM
      #11
    Yearling
    English, specifically dressage. I started out riding AP english/pleasure, and now I do just dressage and a tad of jumping in the summer. I also do bareback occasionally, but I ride english style then as well. I don't think I ever want to try western.
         
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        04-17-2010, 08:56 PM
      #12
    Yearling
    I ride both and bareback, too
         
        04-17-2010, 08:58 PM
      #13
    Weanling
    Mostly english. I started riding at a pony farm that did mostly western but once they let my try english (because none of the stirrups on the western saddles went short enough for me) I was hooked! Then when I first got my mare I was riding western again because that was the only saddle I had. When I met my trainer I started riding dressage, and got a dressage saddle then. I haven't ridden western much since!
         
        04-17-2010, 09:02 PM
      #14
    Foal
    Western all the way! The atmosphere at shows is so much more calm... but I do like jumping occasionaly and took lessons in english for about 7 months. Besides, i've only ridden for about a 2 years off and on and western is a little more supportive/ stable to learn the basics on.
         
        04-17-2010, 09:27 PM
      #15
    Yearling
    I didn't vote since I ride both. I was strictly an English/dressage rider for 8 years, but last year I started exercising a couple horses who went western, so I learned how to do that. I love dressage, but I enjoy riding western as well.
         
        04-17-2010, 09:41 PM
      #16
    Trained
    Um...Both?

    Jester is trained english and western, and so is Annie.

    I like english for balance and I enjoy doing a little Hunter Jumper or HUS, and maybe some basic dressage with Jester. But my heart and passion is with Western reining, cutting, barrels, and the like. I do every western event except WP. All my horses have english movement for some reason....even the reiners o.0
         
        04-17-2010, 09:44 PM
      #17
    Weanling
    English
    The last time I rode western was 7 years ago when I learned how to canter for the first time in a western saddle.
         
        04-17-2010, 10:48 PM
      #18
    Weanling
    English. I haven't sat in a western saddle in years. Nothing against it. English is simply my preference.
         

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