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English 13 50.00%
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post #1 of 12 Old 07-04-2010, 12:01 AM Thread Starter
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Western or English?

Or both? :]

What do you ride?
(poll above)

And what do you do? Dressage? Barrel Racing? Etc.? :]

I ride English (:
I tried Western once and failed. o_O

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post #2 of 12 Old 07-04-2010, 12:07 AM
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Western--trail riding, trail classes, easy-gaited classes, etc.

English--I'm going to do eventing, right now just flatwork and some jumping
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post #3 of 12 Old 07-04-2010, 12:10 AM
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post #4 of 12 Old 07-05-2010, 08:48 AM
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i rode english for 12 years, and made the switch to western a few years back.

so i voted both

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post #5 of 12 Old 07-05-2010, 11:48 AM
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English. I do hunters, hoping to try out some eventing.
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post #6 of 12 Old 07-05-2010, 12:13 PM
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Western. Tried english a few times but I thought the saddle was uncomfortable.

I do mostly ranch and cattle work. Roping, cutting, sorting, etc, and when I am not doing cattle, it is mostly trail riding. Though I also train.
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post #7 of 12 Old 07-05-2010, 12:30 PM
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I do English, hunters and jumpers, hoping to get into eventing.

Out on the farm that I work at, I do Western- trails, Western pleasure with one of the horses, some roping (don't know if it counts- Western bridle, but we were bareback :P), etc.

I also do a lot of Natural Horsemanship on the ground, and in the saddle. So I ride english and western for that.

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post #8 of 12 Old 07-05-2010, 03:00 PM Thread Starter
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Awesome :D

DressageXLee : xD Thanks (:

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post #9 of 12 Old 07-05-2010, 07:03 PM
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Most, 98.0%, of all my riding has been Hunt Seat. the only time i've ridden western pleasure was with someone elses horse, horse rentals on the beach and such. I love English i feel like it requires much more concentration and connection with your horse than western. not to mention the western saddle feels like theres too much between me and my horse :) But i still love both disciplines. :) to each their own.
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post #10 of 12 Old 07-05-2010, 07:13 PM
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I don't show right now, but I've played around with both. :)

English- hunters, jumpers, HUS, very very very basic dressage.

Western- WP, WR, HMS, trail class.

I ride bareback more often than I do with a saddle, though.

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