Originally Posted by ponyboy
That seems to be the standard line of anyone who gets disagreed with around here.
Naw. It is the standard for people who like to say things but have no reason for their stories so it is easier to tell others they are clueless.
I am with you on that subject Ponyboy (or gee, maybe I am just as clueless as you). I bet most horses would prefer to just not be ridden, so I doubt most people are riding for the horse. Geez.
Originally Posted by flitterbug
You are speaking of something that you obviously don't understand.
The question asked by the OP was what style people rode. People have answered it.
I do ride English. No, I did not ask my horse. I know his answer. "No thank you, I will stand here and eat instead, thanks very much." He is allergic to work of any kind. If he has to be ridden it is obvious he enjoys jumping. Ears go up, etc.
It is not so unrealistic that people that say they ride English chose to purchase horses that English is the most suitable discipline for. Why assume that we all just buy a horse and try to shove the square peg into the round hole? Why not assume that the people who say "I ride English" chose their horse because it too likes English?