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Which should i do ENGLISH or WESTERN ?

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        03-11-2008, 04:44 PM
      #21
    tim
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by twodozenroses
    When I go on big treks I find it far more comfortable to ride in a western/stock saddle.
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Abby
    I have to say I completely disagree with twodozen. I find western saddles MUCH more comfy for long rides.
    Er... wait, did I miss something? :o
         
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        03-11-2008, 10:02 PM
      #22
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tim
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by twodozenroses
    When I go on big treks I find it far more comfortable to ride in a western/stock saddle.
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Abby
    I have to say I completely disagree with twodozen. I find western saddles MUCH more comfy for long rides.
    Er... wait, did I miss something? :o
    Yeah I was thinking the same thing... lol
         
        03-12-2008, 11:53 AM
      #23
    Started
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tim
    I think JDI is right. There are a lot of lazy western rider's out there. A lot of people do it because it's more manly and easier. :roll:
    I'm not going to lie, my hackles did rise when I read this statement, so I'm glad you clarified your statement, tim.

    I'm pretty sure I don't ride western so I can be more manly, though (I'm a woman!)

    I've tried English riding before and did like that I could feel the horse's movements a lot better. Since I'm mostly a trail rider, though, I decided to stick with Western. I do feel a lot more comfortable in a western saddle. My horse seemed more comfortable, too, so I think it also comes down to what your horse is good at.

    I think what riding style the OP decides on ultimately depends on personal preference, horse "preference," and what he or she is planning on doing with the horse (showing, trail riding, barrels, dressage, etc.).
         
        03-27-2008, 10:03 PM
      #24
    Foal
    I used to show english and now I am doing western. English riding was fun but I found that some of the english riders were very snobby (sorry to all english riders) but in saying that there are some very snobby people in western too. If you are unsure then I would have a go at both to see what you like better but in western then there are english classes too because they have hunter under saddle and hunt seat equitation. In the end it all up to you. Good luck.
    Xx
         
        03-28-2008, 08:40 AM
      #25
    Foal
    Western and english are both toatally fun. What I would suggest is fing a barn like mine where they do both so one lesson you can do western and one lesson english and kinda switch between the two. That may just be my barn that does that but it wouldn't hurt to look for one
         
        03-28-2008, 12:56 PM
      #26
    Yearling
    I think I read her post backwards lol. Erase Disagree and put agree instead. :roll:
         

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