01-18-2012, 10:46 PM
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I dislike the horn, so Western is out.
The traditional European style saddles (I think only the US calls them English...perhaps Canada too) don't have enough surface area to displace as much weight.
I like the Trooper styles and then certain types of the Plantation styles (neither of which are "English" or Western style saddles) Larger displacement area and more comfortable than the "English" style. Better suited to activities that the Western style does not lend itself to.
Sort of the best of both worlds. Better weight displacement than the "English" (and the Plantations are more comfortable too) and allows for ease of more activities (e.g. Jumping) than Western.