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  • Horse from western to english
  • Horse rides english - can we teach him western too

View Poll Results: Does he look better Western or English?
Western 2 20.00%
English 5 50.00%
Both 3 30.00%
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    09-20-2009, 04:43 PM
  #1
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Western... English...?

Im just curious as to what youd train him in if he was your horse. Does he look better for Western or English riding? What discipline would you train him in? Hes a pureblood Tennessee Walker... not registered and he doesnt gait at all. He stands 15.2 hands.

Western (two years old)


Western (three years old)




English (three years old)





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Please note that Im not a good english rider at all. Im a western rider... and can count the number of times Ive ridden english on one hand. Also note that the boy riding is still relatively new to riding. Im working on become a better english rider and hes slowly working on becoming a better rider period.

So... what would you train him in if he was your horse? One of my cousins is wanting me to teach him to barrel race once I get an arena built (once it stops being so darn rainy...)... and Im also thinking of teaching him poles and maybe see if hes anything like my mare and likes to jump. I took him over a very small (maybe 8 inches off the ground and only about 9 inches wide) log the other day (I was expecting him to trot over it or slow to a walk and carefully step over it like he normally does when we have to go over something) and he surprised me by hopping over it like hed been doing it all his life. We do occasionally have to bounce over things on trails, but hes always just stepped over them (where my mare will be one of the first to jump almost anything at least 6 inches high on the trail... she loves to jump things, though we dont jump too often).

Also ,sorry for the bad picture quality... photobucket doesnt really cooperate with me too often and the english riding photos were taken from a video.
     
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    09-20-2009, 05:32 PM
  #2
Banned
I'd say both.
     
    09-20-2009, 05:50 PM
  #3
Yearling
Yeah I think he would do both.
He looks pretty in the english saddle though :) but both
     
    09-20-2009, 06:24 PM
  #4
Started
Cool...

What would you specifically train him for? I'm just a trail rider, but I'd like for him to do something else... or a few more things... lol.
     
    09-20-2009, 06:49 PM
  #5
Green Broke
I like him better for western. I would train him to run barrels, and do poles and gymkhana stuff! I think he would be good at it.
     
    09-21-2009, 03:22 PM
  #6
Yearling
I like him better English. He looks too petite for a clunky western saddle.
     
    09-21-2009, 07:44 PM
  #7
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My cousin wants me to teach him barrels and poles.

I would like to teach him something else, too though... maybe a little bit of jumping in the future.

He doesn't seem to have a preference... he's fine riding english and western both. As long as he gets to move and go somewhere, he's happy... lol.
     

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