Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: on a farm, duh!
depending on what you do, you can compete in either or both. I'm an eventer and I feel like western saddles are big, bulky, uncomfortable, and hinder my ability to "speak" to my horse through my legs and seat aids, so I don't ride in the western saddle in the tack room often. I also take every time I am on a horse as an opertunity to train and better myself for competition. Like every time I'm in a jumping saddle, I will be up in two point, or whenever I'm in a dressage saddle, I make my leg hang still on the horse's side and work on pointing my toes forward. But if all you're doing is hunters or jumpers, then doing another disapline and showing won't be as hard as it would be for me, because I have to train in three different disaplines. So really, it depends on how competative you want to be in your disapline, and how much time you have on your hands.
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