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english 21 67.74%
western 17 54.84%
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post #11 of 15 Old 11-12-2008, 09:24 AM
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I grew up riding Western, I had never even sat in an English saddle. But when I got Ike, he is an English horse, so I decided I was ready to take the leap and learn English. I still ride both, but definitely prefer English now... it just feels so much more natural to me!

We ride mainly just for pleasure... trail rides and such. But I do a little Dressage and reining with him as well.

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post #12 of 15 Old 11-15-2008, 12:57 PM
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western, why want anyone want to ride any other style.

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post #13 of 15 Old 11-15-2008, 01:46 PM
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It may be that I've ridden primarily English for the past 11 years, but I am defintely partial to it. I've ridden some Western, but I feel sort of 'disconnected' when I do. The saddle is big and thick... I feel like it isolates me from the horse and the ambiguities of his movement. I'm not used to having slack reins either. I feel more confident with constant 'communication' with my horse's mouth. This allows me to be a great deal lighter when I halt, it seems.

Maybe I'm imagining it all, but this is the sense I get.

I'm actually the very happiest when I'm riding bareback... then I can really feel the movement of my horse and ask her to halt, slow down, speed up, change direction all with my seat and leg. What can I say, I like having very close, subtle communication with my horses. ;)
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post #14 of 15 Old 11-15-2008, 01:48 PM
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i love barback too

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post #15 of 15 Old 11-16-2008, 02:21 PM
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western and im planning on doing alot as of now i trail ride, but later on im hoping to do some reining or cutting,

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