Originally Posted by thesilverspear
People label it by discipline -- hunter, dressage, Western, etc.
thank you and it'slbsnotmiles both!
That makes sense that they would refer to it by discipline. I didn't realize they rode Western saddle in Europe. I can imagine how the bigger, heavier saddle must look to some people who've only seen English saddles.
So don't be too hard on men who are interested in the single ladies that ride.
I don't blame you for wanting to find a girlfriend that rides. And with the female rider population far outnumbering men, it wouldn't be any harder to find a female rider than non. Now for single women wanting to find a man that rides, that's a bit more challenging.
When I first started taking lessons, my husband was joking and said, "Now don't go falling in love with some cowboy" I LOL'd and told him the barn was all women. Riders, instructors, even the lesson horses were mostly mares. It's a hormone fest pretty much.